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Connemara Events

23 April 2017


The Connemara International Marathon comprises a Half, Full and Ultra marathon on a course through the dramatic scenery of Connemara. Now in its sixteenth 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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April 2017

Clifden Traditional Music Festival 2017

Celebrating the very best of Irish music, song and dance. This event will take place in April with dates to be confirmed.
28th - 30th April 2017

Connemara Mussel Festival 2017

Originally established to promote the excellence of the mussels of Killary harbour, this festival has grown to become a celebration of local people, food, culture and heritage, and is recognised as the premier food event for Connemara.
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28th April - 1st May 2017

Leenane Mountain Walking Festival 2017

Leenane village is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions, so there could hardly be a more perfect place to have a festival dedicated to walking.
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6th May 2017

Connemara Adventure Challenge 2017

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.
May 27th 2017

Tour de Connemara 2017

The 2017 Tour de Connemara is a cycling event which offers participants the choice of 140km or 80km routes and travels along the Wild Atlantic Way. Participants can expect cycle there way through valleys and along by its spectacular lakes.
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28th May - 5th June

Connemara Bog Week 2017

Connemara Bog Week celebrates all that is unique about the Connemara landscape.
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24th June 2017

Gaelforce West 2017

Probably the best known of Ireland's Atlantic challenges - a 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.
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October 22nd - 30th

Conamara Sea Week 2017

Connemara Sea Week is a celebration of the Conamara marine heritage. The festival features something of interest for all groups including music workshops, art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, sports events and great music.
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November 2017

Turf Warrior Challenge 2017

The Turf Warrior Challenge takes place on the banks of the Killary Fjord. The Course is 10km of swinging, jumping and climbing your way through forests, bogs and rivers.

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