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Connemara Events

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.
Hostel in Connemara
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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