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Midweek 2 Night Break

Midweek 2 Night Break

Two nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening.

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Weekend 2 Night Break

Weekend 2 Night Break

Two nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one night in the Owenmore Restaurant.

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Stretch Your Stay To 3 Nights

Stretch Your Stay To 3 Nights

Enjoy three nights bed and breakfast and dinner on two evenings.

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Connemara rural Galway
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Clifden is the largest town in Connemara and is set on the Atlantic Ocean coastline on the West coast of Ireland. The Owenglen River flows through Clifden town and into the Clifden Bay.

This bustling town at the edge of Europe, is the epitome of Irish life, with great pubs, restaurants and shopping. It is a must visit town when touring Connemara.

There are many events and festivals happening in Clifden in 2010 including The Clifden Arts Week in September 16th to 26th.


Driving Tour of Connemara

Explore Connemara in a day, leaving Ballynahinch head south for Roundstone fishing village, visit Malachy Kearns maker of the Irish traditional drum the Bodhran. Meander the coast road up to Clifden, the main market town and its famous Sky Road with spectacular views of the coast. After lunch visit Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and return to Ballynahinch via the mountainou ...

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. Originally built in 1868, it has home to The Community of Benedictine Nuns since 1920. Facilities include a visitor’s centre, restaurant, Gothic, church, Victorian gardens, lake and mountain walks, pottery, craft and souvenir shop. Ballynahinch is only a 30 minute drive from Kylemore


10km off the Connemara coast is the small & charming island of Inishbofin, only 8km x 5km in diameter. Accessible by a 30 minute ferry from Cleggan Pier, The island has wonderful walks, beautiful sandy beaches and a great location to seeing island life at a quieter pace. Take a picnic lunch from the hotel or enjoy one of the pubs or restaurants on the island.

Horse Riding

Ballynahinch Castle is the ideal base for gentle pony trekking holidays or galloping horse riding vacations! For the riding enthusiast there are a number of excellent options available and we have a great relationship with all the local equestrian centres which cater for all levels of experience and stature and keep horses as well as Ireland's only indigenous breed of pony, the "C ...

Golfing Connemara

Ballynahinch Castle is ideally located as a base for golfing holidays in Connemara. Whether you prefer the challenge of links courses or the beauty of parkland fairways, Ballynahinch is the perfect location for playing the West of Ireland's best courses including Connemara Golf Club in nearby Ballyconneely renowned as a challenging links course set against the spectacular backdrop o ...