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Connemara

Connemara was originally called Conmaicnemara, Irish for "Tribe of Cormac", is located on the West Coast of Ireland between Galway City and the Atlantic Ocean and is one of the most scenic spots in Ireland with its rugged landscapes. The Twelve Bens range of mountains dominate the skyline in Connemara near Clifden. As you travel through Connemara you will experience the unspoilt scenery amid its vast network of lakes, mountains and peaceful beaches. Its unspoilt landscape has inspired many famous paintings and literary works over the years.

There are lots of the old Irish traditions being preserved in Connemara. The Irish language is still spoken by many of the locals and it has a rich musical and folklore heritage. Many tourists visit Connemara on Lough Corrib for its excellent salmon and brown trout fishing. Clifden is the centre of attraction annually in August for the international horse breeders and buyers where The Connemara Pony Show and Sales are held.