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Connemara, Galway

county galwayConnemara (in Irish: Conamara) is a vast area in the West of Ireland consisting of a broad peninsula between Killary Harbour and Kilkieran Bay in the west of County Galway.

Traditionally this region was divided into North Connemara and South Connemara, with the Twelve Bens the Owenglin River, which flows into the sea at Clifden, marking the boundary between the two divides.

Connemara is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, south and north.

The principal town of Connemara is Clifden. The area around the town is rich with megalithic tombs. Connemara is long associated with its famous green/white "Connemara marble" a trade treasure used by the inhabitants of the prehistoric time, which continues to be of great value today.

Visitors to Connemara can enjoy many activities and attractions such as fishing on river, lakes and deep sea- angling. Connemara boasts magnificent golf courses, both link courses and stunning inland locations also. If walking or cycling is your idea of the perfect holiday, then Connemara is the place for you! Walk, jog or cycle some of the most unspoilt countryside that the west of Ireland has to offer. Getting close to nature is so easy in Connemara.

If you enjoy more challenging outdoor pursuits, you can choose from a wide variety such as rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing, mountain climbing, swimming in the sea ... to name but a few.

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