Connemara is...

Contrary to what is often wrongly thought, Connemara is not a county, but a geographical area in the west of Ireland (more precisely, in...

The ladies of Art

The beautiful landscapes and the charming atmosphere of Connemara have always been a source of inspiration for artists: it is no...

The Irish cottage

When talking about the typical Irish cottage, one immediately thinks of those whitewashed, small buildings with a thatched roof, the front...

The Quiet man

The Plot » Sean Thornton (John Wayne), an ex-boxer who has left the ring after causing the accidental death of his opponent, returns from...

The turf

Touring Ireland your nose will certainly be stricken by a very persistent and widespread scent, absolutely distinctive and unique: it's...

Fáilte go Conamara

A flock of lambs playing in an endless cycle of runs and sudden stops, lightened by the rays of a crimson and leaden sunset ...
The musicality of two old fishermen comparing small yet big facts of the day in a language which is a bridge between the past and the future ...
The light of a constantly variable sky, dragging in its moodiness green hills, golden beaches, turquoise waves, silvery lakes and streams .....
The wind pushing rusty sails in a brave confrontation with the bursting force of the sea ...
The mist cloaking the island in an a shroud of mystery and magic...
The cosy scent of burning turf spreading in the air, thick with music and nostalgic memories .....

Emotions. Sensations.

Connemara

Environment

Connemara is...

Contrary to what is often wrongly thought, Connemara is not a county, but a geographical area in the west of Ireland (more precisely, in the County...

Environment

Connemara covers an area of 192,144 hectares of land and the population, essentially a rural community, is equal to 30,000 people, with a density of...

Mountains

Climbing the mountains of Connemara can be considered as an easy task by mountaineers accustomed to more challenging peaks: being ancient geological...

Rivers and Lakes

The link between Connemara and water is very deep: the whole region is crossed by more or less consistent little rivers, whose waters have generally...

Flora and Fauna

Wildlife Nature is all around you in the Connemara: easily accessible mountain trails, long beaches to stroll along, lake shores on which to linger,...

Feelings...

Although a large statue located in Recess depicts Connemara as a thoughtful bearded giant, in my opinion, it resembles more a wild horse, a...

People

Marconi, the Irish

Not many people know that Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), the distinguished Italian scientist who invented the radio, actually had strong links with...

The ladies of Art

The beautiful landscapes and the charming atmosphere of Connemara have always been a source of inspiration for artists: it is no coincidence that...

Joe Joyce

If you are wandering along the banks of lovely Lough Na Fooey - in the heart of Joyce 's Country - do not miss a visit to " Croeso " Border Collie...

Joe Hogan

On the shores of beautiful Lake Na Fooey are located the house and the workshop of Joe Hogan , a skilled craftsman specialized in the creation of...

Connemara All Blacks

The vocation for rugby in Connemara dates back to the '20s when some workers of the Marconi station at Clifden played this sport in their spare...

Traditions

The Galway Hooker

The Galway Hooker (húicéir in Irish) is a traditional boat distinctive to Galway Bay and Connemara coasts. This beautiful craft, sturdy and yet...

The Irish cottage

When talking about the typical Irish cottage, one immediately thinks of those whitewashed, small buildings with a thatched roof, the front door...

Seaweeds

Walking along the beautiful beaches of Connemara it is easy to meet large rounded rocks quite covered with a carpet of soft (and frankly a bit...

Dan O'Hara Heritage Centre

Either people interested in history and traditional architecture or lovers of nature and landscapes can't miss a visit to Dan O'Hara Heritage Centre...

Sean nós: a singing and a dance

The term Sean nós means " old style " and indicates both a traditional singing and a dance, typically performed in western Ireland. These artistic...

The turf

Touring Ireland your nose will certainly be stricken by a very persistent and widespread scent, absolutely distinctive and unique: it's turf, the...

The Border Collie

Looking at the green fields of Connemara dotted with sheep, cows, and horses in peaceful though crowded coexistence, one wonders how it is possible...

Memories of past days

The beautiful scenery of Connemara has been a source of inspiration to many artists from the late 19th century on, such as Paul Henry , the great...

The Great Famine: causes and effects of a tragedy

The Great Famine - an Gorta Mór - that affected Ireland between 1845 and 1852 wiped out about one million inhabitants and it almost led to...

Connemara marble

The green gold of Connemara: this is the name given by the locals to the marble of Connemara, a variety whose origins date back to the Precambrian,...

The Irish Gaelic

Touring in the West of Ireland, it happens very often to see driving directions, car number plates and signboards of shops written in a completely...