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.

Richard Martin ” Humanity Dick” – The Connemara Connection

Richard Martin Festival web imageGo to http://www.visitconnemara.com/events/ to view and book events.

Boutique half marathon to take place in Connemara

Marconi Half Marathon 6The Marconi Half Marathon, Connemara’s boutique half marathon, will take place on Saturday September 20. Starting at 11am, the race begins at the famous Gurteen Beach in Roundstone and finishes in the capital of Connemara, Clifden town.

The Marconi Half Marathon offers runners a relatively flat route through some of the most spectacular Connemara scenery including two of the west’s most picturesque towns. The race, which has been Jones Counter measured, also offers the perfect training ground for the Dublin City Marathon and will fit in nicely with anyone training for it.

The race, which is AAI certified and will have chip timing, offers something for everyone and is suitable for runners, joggers, and walkers. The 13.1 mile route, with no looping of the course, provides new views of scenic Connemara for all participants. Pacers will also be provided for those wishing to break the 1hr 30, 1hr 45, and 2hr barriers.

Who’s Your Connemara Man?

Connemara Man 003With a novel fundraising idea, a group of 14 Connemara bachelors, have entered a new competition to raise much needed funds for an amazing children’s charity, To Russia With Love. These 14 men, supported by local businesses and organisations, will allow the public to decide through a text voting system who should take the inaugural title of Connemara Man 2014, with all proceeds going directly to the charity. Prizes on offer for the winner will include a years membership of Clifden Station House Leisure Centre, a suit from Hehirs of Clifden and Dubarry Boots from Millars Connemara. The Connemara Man will be announced on the night of the 14th august in an evening of fun & fashion, where East will meet West, in the courtyard of the Clifden Station House.

Full details on how to vote for your Connemara man can be found on Facebook “The Connemara Man Competition” or for more information contact Michele Hehir on 087 2322451