A trip to Connemara would not be complete without a visit to Omey. Every day for a few hours, the tide goes out revealing a long beach which connects the island to the mainland. Visitors to Omey can explore the rock pools left behind by the current or walk (or drive) across the beach and go onto the island, where you can find the ruins of a medieval church and a holy well.
When visiting the island, you need to make sure to check the tide times to avoid being stranded on Omey Island and leave for the mainland before the tide comes back in and the path across the beach becomes flooded.
Omey has a connection to Ballynahinch as in the early 1800s two of the Omey townlands belonged to the Martin Family who once owned Ballynahinch Castle.