Connemara – The Wild Atlantic Way
Connemara is a stop that is next to the Aran Islands. This is a place of great beauty and can be explored before you come out to the Aran Islands or after you leave. Connemara has a lot of villages which include Clifden and Letterfrack which is at the foot of the Connemara National Park. It also is next to Westport and Castlebar.
To get to Rossaveal which is the ferry port that is located in Connemara you would need a car. If you are using public transport you would need to take a bus into Galway and then to Rossaveal
More about Connemara
Connemara is the peninsula of Western Galway. It has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its barren windswept landscape is compelling and inspiring. The blanket bog covering the region houses some beautiful and varied flora, and provides a contrast to the more green and fertile land of the midlands and the south. The ancient mountains have been raked to their bones by long thawed glaciers, leaving patches of grey granite and jutting outwards, and potatoe rows still visible from the desperate times of the Great Famine. The fields are divided by hand-made stone walls, often collapsed.
The Atlantic coast is dramatic and powerful, filling one with appreciation for the fear that the Irish men and women from this region must have felt when preparing for the trip
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland .
Known as Ireland’s most romantic Castle, Kylemore Abbey, located in Connemara, Co. Galway is the No.1 tourist attraction in the West of Ireland. Perfect for a family day out and easily accessible from Galway or Mayo, It offers visitors scenic photographic opportunities as well as woodland walks, garden tours, fascinating history, beautiful architecture, ample shopping in the craft shop and tempting homemade delights in the restaurant and tea rooms. Definitely one of the highlights of a tour in the area, but be sure to get there early enough to go see the Victorian Walled Garden — there is a mandatory shuttle to the garden and if you miss the last one, too bad.
The abbey has a few rooms on display, and you can also walk down the lake to the church and mausoleum. Magnificent views.