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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!
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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4th - 6th 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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04 May - 07 May 2018

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2018

A full weekend of walks and events for walkers of all abilities. A chance to experience hills and trails that aren’t normally accessible to the general public. All guided walks are led by qualified and experienced guides, aided by locals with vast knowledge and information on the area. Transport to and from starting and finishing points will be provided as well as tea/coffee & scones at various local businesses at the end of each day.
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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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.

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