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Connemara Events

Tour de Conamara
25th May 2019

Skoda Tour de Conamara 2019

The 2019 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.
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May 2019 (Dates TBC)

Connemara Mussel Festival 2019

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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May 2018 (Dates TBC)

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival 2019

Formerly Leenane Mountain Walking Festival, celebrates it’s 11th 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.
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4th May 2019

Connemara Adventure Challenge 2019

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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22nd June 2019

Gaelforce West 2019

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.
Connemara Bog week
June 2019

Connemara Bog Week 2019

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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12th October 2019

The Great Fjord Swim

Open water swimming at its best in spectacular Killary Fjord surrounded by the mountains of Mayo and Connemara. Our Connemara Hostel is an excellent base for this event.
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November 2nd 2019

Turf Warrior Challenge 2019

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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