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Connemara Events

Clifden Trad Fest 2018
05 April - 08 April 2018

Clifden Traditional Music Festival 2018

Experience a beautiful Connemara town being taken over by the best of Irish music, song and dance! Musicians will travel from all over the country for the festival. Most events are free and everyone can experience what should be a great weekend of music, song and dance!
Maamturk View
14 April 2018

Maamturks Challenge

The Maamturks Challenge is a 24km mountain challenge open to the public that is organized voluntarily by NUI Galway Mountaineering Club. 200 participants complete the Challenge in 8-11 hours, commencing at 05:00. NUIG Mountaineering Club has a team of up to 40 volunteers and the route is covered by 11 checkpoints, 8 checkpoints on the hills and 3 Finish Points. It begins at the base of Corcóg, between Maam and Maam Cross and finishes in Leenane. Online registration only from 7:00pm 22 January 2018. Max 250 places. See
22 April 2018

Connemarathon 2018

The Connemara International Marathon comprises a Half, Full and Ultra marathon on a course through the dramatic scenery of Connemara. Now in its seventeenth year this event attracts thousands of participants. The Connemara Hostel is the ideal base from which to participate in or watch this amazing marathon.
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28 April 2018

Night Rider Sportif

This is not a race but a journey, although it is timed. Starting from Clifden just before sunset you will cycle into the darkness. This is the perfect landscape for night cycling. The darkness is complete and unpolluted but the full moon and the stars will help light your way.
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04 May - 06 May 2018

Connemara Mussel Festival 2018

A celebration of local food, culture and heritage this festival is recognised as the premier food event for Connemara. Delicious Killary mussels served throughout the weekend. Artisan food market showcasing the best of local food and craft offerings. Kids’ entertainment: theatre, cooking, sports, art and more. Fantastic live music every night of the Festival.
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05 May 2018

Connemara Adventure Challenge 2018

This event is an adventure challenge with 3 disciplines; trail/mountain running (walking and jogging also accepted!), Kayaking and cycling. The whole challenge will operate from the Killary Adventure Centre which is a short walk from The Connemara Hostel.
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04 May - 07 May 2018

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival 2018

Formerly Leenane Mountain Walking Festival, celebrates it’s 10th anniversary. Each year the organisers offer stunning walks to suit all abilities and like the name states, they bring people to the summits of the local mountains. Leenane is situated in a unique region of Ireland, where the mountains roll down to the sea and where there are an abundance of mountain ranges to choose from. There will be entertainment throughout the weekend finishing with the much loved Céili.
Tour de Conamara
26 May 2018

Skoda Tour de Conamara 2018

The 2018 Skoda Tour de Conamara is a cycling event which offers participants the choice of 140km or 80km routes through magnificent coastal, lakeland, valley and mountainous vistas. The Connemara Hostel welcomes cyclists and their friends and family. A wide range of music and entertainment options will be hosted in the area so come along, have a great cycle and a very enjoyable weekend altogether.
Connemara Bog week
29 May - 04 June 2018

Connemara Bog Week 2018

Located in Renvyle, Connemara Bog Week celebrates all that is unique about the Connemara landscape. Daily guided walks in the Connemara National Park. Kylemore Abbey Concerts in the Gothic Church. Connemara Walkabout on the June bank holiday weekend. Letterfrack Poetry Trail. Plenty of mighty music with pub gigs & sessions. Just a 10 minute drive from The Connemara Hostel.
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23 June 2018

Gaelforce West 2018

Probably the best known of Ireland's Atlantic challenges - run, cycle and kayak through some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland; starting just down the road/fjord from The Connemara Hostel at Glassilaun Beach. Running/walking: 22km approx, Cycling: 43km approx, Kayaking: 1km max and ending in Westport.
Bog Week
23 June

Gaelforce West ULTRA New for 2018

Mountain running and cycling through the toughest routes in Connemara and Mayo over a distance of 154km, this is an endurance challenge that is not for the feint hearted. The route takes in the Maamturk mountains, enters the heart of Joyce Country, cycling on through the valleys of Killary, Maam, Lough Nafooey, Maamtrasna, Delphi and Drummin. In true Gaelforce West style Croagh Patrick will be your final challenge before you cross the line in Westport town.
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Sunday 12 August 2018

Watersports Day on Glassilaun Beach

In aid of Children at Risk this is a wonderful day out for all ages with activities such as boat rides, kayaking, scuba-diving, children’s races, bouncy castle and slide and many more beach activities. A barbeque, drinks and a tuck shop will also be available. 1pm to 5pm
Clifden Arts Festival
12 Sept - 23 Sept 2018

Clifden Arts Festival

Now in its 41st year Ireland's longest running community arts festival is 10 days of Music, Theatre, Art Exhibitions, Street Performances, Parades and lots more. Not to be missed.

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