Welcome to Connemara


Chris Shanahan – President of the Connemara Chamber of Commerce

If you’re thinking of traveling to the West of Ireland, and in particular Connemara, well then you’ve come to the right place. Recognised worldwide for its rich landscape and heritage, Connemara is a great place for business and leisure.

Use our website to avail of special offers in Accommodation, Food, Shopping & Things To Do. You will also find information on the wide  range of events and activities for your entertainment.

50/50 Draw

I am pleased to inform you that the Clifden Community 50/50 Draw, which has replaced the Lotto, was launched last night in Tom Kings pub. The Draw was very well attended and the event will be broadcasted on Connemara Community radio.

The Draw raised €1,300 and the Jackpot of €650 was won by a Denis o Connell from Tralee, a regular visitor here to Clifden and the 2 attendance prizes of €50 was won by Triona O ‘ Toole and Eileen Coohill
I am confident that the 50/50 Draw for raising money for the community will be very sucessful and I encourage those of you who sell ticket to continue to do so and for everyone to support the Draw by buying the €2 tickets on a weekly basis. I wish to take this oppurtunity on behalf of the Chamber to thank all the committee for all their hard work on the successful launch of the Draw. .

Yours sincerely

Nessa Joyce

BIG Blue Box – Volunteer Challenge

The big blue box

The Big Blue Box Volunteer Challenge is a unique fundraising cycle that takes place from the 5th – 19th June 2015. The event will pass through the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and involve communities across 35 towns – from Moville in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork. The cycle will cover 1,237 kilometres in 14 days – representing a huge effort by all the participants for a very worthy cause, St. Vincent de Paul.

Local representatives will cycle from town to town with a Big Blue Box. When they reach your town or village, you will have the chance to place a symbolic item inside the box for the next town or village on the route.

The final STOP is in Clifden, with lots of Fun and activities for all the Family

Tea/Coffee fundraising Morning in branch

Treasure Hunt around the town from 4pm

Face Painting

Music & Disco in front of branch from 4pm till 6pm

Welcome party for all – Refreshments and food in branch

Emergency Services Parade Through Town

Presentation of Blue Box to SVP

Welcome to all school children that would like to come along
All proceeds are for Local Saint Vincent de Paul

Prior to the 19th June

Guess the weight of the blue bon bons – €1 per guess

Sale of Clothes in the branch each day

Businesses around Clifden to turn their windows blue

Killary Gaelforce wins National Sport Tourism Innovation Award at the European Sport Tourism Awards

Killarysports event

Killary Gaelforce were delighted to be announced as the winner of the National Sport Tourism Innovation Award at a presentation attended by Paul O’Connell and Keith Wood in Limerick last night. The award was to be conferred on an event that has, in the European Sport Tourism Summit’s own words, ‘demonstrated the greatest level of innovation in delivery, participant or visitor experience’.

Killary Gaelforce now organises nine events each year ranging from a 10km trail run to their iconic 67km adventure race Gaelforce West. Their events attract visitors from all over the world. Having brought adventure racing to Ireland 10 years ago they have become the leading name in this exciting sport and Gaelforce West has become the race that everyone wants to complete.

As part of Killary Adventure Co., Killary Gaelforce is an important component of an organisation that has been to the forefront of innovation in the adventure industry in Ireland for over 30 years. Adventure holidays, cycling and walking tours and global expeditions are all part of their business, which they have managed to sustain and expand through the economic downturn.

Mona Purcell, Race Director for Killary Gaelforce, said “We are delighted to have been awarded this National Innovation award as it recognises the efforts we have made to lead the way in adventure race organisation in Ireland. It has always been our objective to continually improve, expand and innovate in what we offer in order to stay at the forefront of the industry”.