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Inishbofin Island


A 40-minute ferry-journey from the north Connemara fishing village of Cleggan, Inishbofin is a physical gem and a favoured spot among botanists, geologists and environmentalists, mainly due to its huge diversity of natural life….Irish Times, May 8th 1999
Kylemore Abbey



About 8 miles from the cottage lies this stunning neo–gothic abbey. Visit the recently restored Victorian walled garden. Kylemore Abbey's most famous feature is its miniature cathedral, known locally as the Gothic church. A little touristy but well work a visit to pass an afternoon. Excellent craft shop selling local produce. Visitor centre with restaurant open year round  



Teach Ceoil Centre (Traditional Irish Music) 

 Tel.: 00 353 95 43446/
00 353 87 6872830


Across the bay from the cottage is where you can find some of the finest traditional Irish music every Tuesday evening at 9pm. Here in the village of Tully, the Renvyle Teach Cheoil (Music House) you can experience traditional Irish music, song and dance at its finest played by local musicians. Entry fee is €10. Open summer season only  
Connemara Ocean & Country Museum                                                                (095) 434 73  

Across the bay from the cottage is the Connemara Ocean & County Museum Centre. Here you can enjoy an unusual display of sea life and the museum showing what life was like for Connemara people long ago. Boat trips also available.

Clifden Town



Clifden is 7 miles from the cottage and is the capital of Connemara. This town has many fine restaurants to dine in and as many pubs to drink in. Clifden has two large supermarkets for all your supplies and excellent nightlife from traditional Irish music to the local nightclub ‘Club JC’. (Fri, Sat, Sun) Clifden also has its own bakery and many clothes shops to browse around in  
Connemara National Park



Connemara National Park encompasses some 2,957 hectares of rugged terrain of north Connemara. The landscape is blanket bog and wet heath vegetation with characteristic and varied wildlife. The Park Visitor Centre at Letterfrack, Co. Galway, includes an exhibition on the boglands of the West of Ireland, an audio-visual introduction to the Park and nature trails. A summer programmed includes nature mornings for children and guided walks  
Cleggan Village    

About 3 miles from Ross is the coastal village of Cleggan. Here you can watch the boats or catch the ferry to Inishbofin. There are pubs, shops, and places to eat. Good traditional music too on selected nights. Recommended by past guests of the house
Sky Road    

More than likely you will tour Connemara in your car so if you are touring for the day, a trip around the Sky Road is a must. It takes you all around by the coast and gives great views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding countryside. The Sky Road is just outside Clifden and is well sign posted  
Omey Island    

Omey Island is a small uninhabited island that can be accessed when the tide is out. Be sure to ask someone about the opening hours for Omey strand and drive or walk or horse ride across the 1 km expanse of sand to the island. The whole area is rich in archeological sites be it the remains of the 7th C church of St. Feichin on Omey island, the wedge tomb near Sellerna beach or the fairy hills (drumlins) of Sheeauns. Omey is near the village of Claddaghduff. Great for photo opportunities. Omey strand hosts Omey Horse racing every August  

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