Set between the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Ben Mountains and preserved boglands, lies the town of Clifden on the Coast of Connemara.
An area at long last recognised as a new popular destination and not just a place to 'breeze through'. Enhanced by spectacular scenery, championship golfing, horse-riding, walking, cycling, hill walking, beaches, fishing, scuba diving, painting, national parks, abbeys, castle ruins and over 5,000 years of living history.
Peruse the many shopping choices in Clifden from sweater shops, quality gift shops, boutiques to antique and souvenir shops. Lunch in tea-shops, pubs and in the evenings, indulge in Clifden's emerging reputation as the West's 'Gourmet Capital' by dining in its fine restaurants and hotels. And finish the day by enjoying a tipple in the towns many hostelries, from the genuine 'quaint-Irish' to the more trendy. Music is also to be found on your rounds.
The Arch is ideally situated in the heart of the town, with great bars, restaurants and entertainment all within a few minutes walk
The Arch is easy to find on Clifdens main Market Street. We are also opposite the bus station for those visitors joining us without their cars.
Connemara National Park is one of six national parks in the Republic of Ireland that are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Omey Island (Irish: Iomaidh) is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara in County Galway, Ireland.
A calendar of music, events and festivals in and around Clifden.
A Céad Mile Failte awaits from the Breathnach/Walsh Family at this award winning Heritage Centre located just 6km from Clifden on the N59 in Connemara.
Visit Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden enjoy our Gothic Church, woodland and lakeshore walks, Café & Craft Shop, open all year around.
Inis Bo Finne (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway’s coast. The island is 5.7km by 4km.
Justifiably famous for the views it affords, the Sky Road route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore islands, Inishturk and Turbot.
Golf on the edge of Europe…Connemara Championship Golf Links, the only links course in Co. Galway, is nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic Ocean.
Nestled beneath the Maumturk, Sheefry and Twelve Bens mountain ranges and perched at the edge of Ireland’s only fjord, Leenane boasts some of the finest scenery in the country.
The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.