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14-16thMarch  2014  ConnemaraWild at Heart walking Festival, Spring  Clifden

17.03.2014 Clifden St Patrick's Day Parade                                                       Clifden    Festival

27.03.2014/30.03 The 2013 Connemara Pony Spring Festival 21st March-Sun 24th March

 

10.04.2014/ 13.04.2014 Clifden Trad Fest 5-7th April                                                                Clifden      Festival

6.04.2014 Connemarathon                   Connemara

Connemarathon 2014
The Elverys Sports Connemara International Marathon is a day of racing around a very scenic part of the West of Ireland. Comprising of a [...]

  Activities available morning, afternoon and evening :surfing, coasteering,kayak&snorkel, hill walks, rock climbing& abseiling contact :  www.realadventures.ie

2.05.2014/ 4.05.2014 Connemara mussel Festival                                                               Renvyle,co galway

2.05.2014/4.05.2014 Leenane Mountain Walking Festival                                                   Leenane   Festival

Inishbofin Arts Festival
Inishbofin Arts Festival
 

09th - 11th May 2014
The Inishbofin Community Arts Festival runs from the 9th to the 11th of May 2014. Situated on the stunningly scenic and historic island of Inishbofin, this Arts Festival is a colourful and eclectic mix of music, dance, visual arts, crafts, heritage, poetry, creative workshops and fun family activities.
more info: www.inishbofin.com/arts_festival.html

Connemara Adventure Challenge @ Killary Adventure Centre,
Connemara Adventure Challenge @ Killary Adventure Centre,
The race will take the format of having 3 disciplines; trail/mountain running (walking and jogging also accepted!), Kayaking and cycling. The Connemara Adventure Challenge is [...]
Connemara Bog Week @ Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Connemara Bog Week @ Letterfrack, Co. Galway
The Conamara Bog Week Festival 2014 is an authentic, award-winning festival celebrating 30 years. The festival aims to provide a space for walking, talking [...]
Tour de Conamara Cycling Festival @ Clifden | Galway | Ireland
Tour de Conamara 2014 – www.tourdeconamara.com The Tour de Conamara takes place on Saturday May 24th and will introduce cyclists to the most spectacular [...]
 
 Inishbofin Walking Festival
Inishbofin Walking Festival
 

23th - 25th May 2014
Inishbofin is widely considered to be Connemara's best island for walking and the Inishbofin Walking Festival is the perfect time to come and enjoy the friendly and relaxed pace of Island life. Let enthusiastic professional and local guides share their vast knowledge of local folklore, history, heritage and ecology with you.
more info: www.inishbofin.com

 An Tostal Salthill
An Tostal Salthill
 

May 2014
An Tóstal is a celebration of local currach racing traditions and the Galway hooker racing and much more. Many boats are expected to participate in races including the average 33 - 44ft boat known locally as na báid mhóra to smaller boats such as the 28-33ft known as leathbháid and also the gleoiteoga.  Rowing teams will travel from Co. Clare , Donegal, Conamara, Kerry, Limerick and Cork to participate in this year’s currach racing activities on the day. As well as water activities such as sand castle competitions, tug of war and other games will take place on Trá na mBan in Salthill throughout the day. Everybody welcome to this wonderful day out!
more info: www.antostalsalthill.com

Clifden Sky Road 10K Challenge
Sky Road 10K
 

01st June 2014
The Sky Road 10K Challenge takes place in Clifden on Sunday, 1st June. It is run for a charity of your choice. There will be a first prize of €500 for the fastest male and female. Entry is €20. Walkers are welcome.
more info: www.clifden.ie

Claddaghduff Connemara Pony Show @ The Showfield

Claddaghduff Connemara Pony Show @ The Showfield | Galway | Ireland
The 2014 Claddaghduff Show will be the 25th and so will be a celebration of many years of the show. As always there will [...]
 Omey Races
Omey Races
 
27th July 2014
The Omey Races take place annually on the strand at Omey Strand, Claddaghduff in Connemara. The annual summer races have been steadily attracting greater numbers every year for a wonderful day of sand, sea, possibly sun and of course, horse racing.

                  

Watersports Day @ Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle
Watersports Day @ Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle | Tully | Galway | Ireland
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm Fundraisers
A fun family day out at Glassilaun Beach, Renvyle. Water based activities include boat rides, scuba diving, kayaking. Lots of  on-shore activities to include [...]
Gaelforce West
Aug 16 all-day Outdoor Adventure Events
The original and still the best This has always been the one to conquer and to master. It is challenging, unique and the magnificent landscape [...]
17.08.2014/24.08.2014       Connemara Pony Show                                                                 Clifden Festival
 
Biggest Ray in the Bay Fishing Competition @ Clifden Bay | Clifden | Galway | Ireland
Clifden Arts Week
Clifden Arts Week
 

18th - 28th September 2014
The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Week, now in its 37th year yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in this years programme. Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre, graphic design and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival.
more info: www.clifdenartsweek.ie

 Galway International Oyster Festival
galway oyster festival
 

25th - 28th September 2014

Leenane Autumnal Festival
Leenane Autumnal Festival
 

27th - 29th September 2014

 Galway Jazz Festival
Galway Jazz Festival
 

08th - 12th October 2014

Connemara 4 Seasons Autumn Walking Festival
Connemara Four Seasons Walking Festival
 

17th - 19th October 2014

 Conamara Sea Week
Conamara Sea Week
 

17th - 27th October 2014
The annual Conamara Sea Week takes place in the Quaker village of Letterfrack in North West Conamara, starting Friday Oct. 17th and running until Bank Holiday Monday Oct. 27th. The village of Letterfrack which is the focal point of the festival is situated at the butt of the magical Diamond Mountain and is the gateway to Connemara National Park. It is also adjacent to Kylemore Abbey surrounded by mountains and at the edge of the ocean.

The Great Fjord Swim @ Killary Adventure Centre
The Great Fjord Swim @ Killary Adventure Centre | Leenaun | Galway | Ireland
Swim Ireland’s only fjord in the deep, clean waters of the Atlantic ocean. Choose from 2 distances – 750m or 2km. It is a truly [...]
Turf Warrior Challenge @ Killary Adventure Challenge
Turf Warrior Challenge @ Killary Adventure Challenge | Leenaun | Galway | Ireland
Turf Warrior is a bog-crawling, wall-leaping, rope-swinging, bone chilling and extremely fun event. This is a Gaelforce event. We have invested heavily into our top [...]

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February
Friends of Fr Ted Festival
Location: Inis Mór & Galway City
Dates: 2013 dates to be confirmed
An annual gathering to celebrate the life and times of Fr Ted Crilly from a popular 1990’s TV show.

March

Connemara Pony Spring Festival 21/03-24/03 2013
St Patrick’s Day

Location: Throughout Connemara
Dates: 17.03.2013
Many different towns in Connemara celebrate Ireland’s national feast day with lively parades and events.

April
Connemara International Marathon
Location: Connemara
Dates: 07.04.2013
The Connemara International Marathon is a day of racing around a very scenic part of the West of Ireland. Comprising of only on-road Ultra Marathon (39.3 miles) - 09.00; full marathon (26.2 miles) - 10.00; and, half marathon (13.1 miles) - 12.00, all taking place on the one day.

May

       

Renvyle
Connemara Mussel Festival on the Renvyle Peninsula

Location: Renvyle
Dates: First weekend in May 
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested from “One of the Forty Places to See Before you Die”

Connemara Bog Week
Location: Letterfrack
Dates: 24.05.2013/03.06.2013
Ten-day multi-layered authentic festival - a celebration of landscape. Connemara walkabout, Fun Run, Lots of traditional music.

June
Roundstone Arts Weeks
Location: Roundstone
Date:14 June 2013
Popular arts festival with music drama and dance

August
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The Connemara Pony Show
Location: Clifden
Dates: 11th - 18st August
The Festival of the Connemara Pony is a celebration of the Connemara Pony breed with week-long activities.

September
Clifden Arts Week
Location: Clifden
Dates: 19 - 29 September 2013
Week long festival with poetry readings, plays, lectures, concerts and traditional music.

October
Connemara Sea Week
Location: Letterfrack
Dates: 18 st - 28 st October 2013
A Celebration of marine heritage with conference, cultural events and traditional music.

November