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Last Minute Special, Saturday 26th April

Last Minute Special, Saturday

Last minute special offer for Saturday 26th April, for one night only, €140pps, dinner bed and breakfast.

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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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Connemara rural Galway
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Connemara Attractions

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is situated in the heart of Connemara and central to all tourist attractions in Connemara. Here is a list of 10 attractions that can be visited in Connemara.


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  • Connemara National Park
    Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. The park is only 10km from Ballynahinch Castle. There is an exhibition of the Park and an audio visual tour.
  • Inishbofin Island
    Inishbofin lies 7 miles off the coast of Galway in the Atlantic. There is a heritage museum, blowholes and seastacks and seal colonies as well as traditional Irish music sessions on the island.
  • Leenane Village
    The village of Leenane is surrounded by spectacular scenery. On Killary harbour sheltered by steep mountains. Take a cruise on Killary harbour and soak up the unspoilt beautiful landscape .
  • Kylemore Abbey
    Kylemore Abbey is the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The abbey boasts a visitor centre along with a craft and retail shop.
  • Connemara History and Heritage Centre
    The history and heritage centre offers a unique insight into Connemara, a history presentation, re-construction of crannog, ring fort and a clochan are the highlights.
  • Spiddal Craft Centre
    Offers a rare opportunity to view skilled artisan craftsmanship at work and buy directly from the artists.
  • Clifden
    The capital of Connemara. This bustling town at the edge of Europe, is the epitome of Irish life, with great pubs, restaurants and shopping.
  • Oceans Alive Centre
    An imaginative and informative exhibition of Connemara's marine heritage is represented through a multidimensional presentation.
  • Pearse's Cottage
    This small restored cottage overlooking the breathtaking lakes and mountains of Connemara was used by Patrick Pearse (1879-1916), leader of the 1916 Rising, as a summer residence and summer school for his pupils.
  • Roundstone
    The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway. The village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Europe overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.