The Connemara Hostel is approximately 60 kilometres from Galway City.
From Galway City take the Clifden road (N59), go through the towns of Moycullen and Oughterard. At Maam Cross (Peacock’s Hotel) turn right and head for Maum. Take the left at the T junction in Maum and head for the village of Leenane. Drive 5 km past Leenane on the Clifden road. You will then see red sign(s) for The Connemara Hostel pointing to the right - The Connemara Hostel is 1 km down to the end of this narrow road.
Inagh Valley: An alternative (slightly longer drive but very beautiful) route is via the Inagh Valley. From Galway, go straight through Maam Cross as far as Recess. At Recess take the right turn marked Inagh Valley. At the end of this road turn right again. Drive 5 km. This time you will see the same sign(s) as above except this time pointing to your left!Directions for SatNav/GPS users: Irish Grid Reference: L 8200 6200. Latitude/longitude: 53.5941,-9.7816.
Bus Eireann runs an occasional service from Galway City to Leenane – www.buseireann.ie.
Jump On – Jump Off with Galway Tour Company:
How this Works - an easy (and enjoyable!) way to travel to The Connemara Hostel is with Galway Tour Company.The bus collects at Sleepzone Galway City every day at 9.30am, does a tour of Connemara, and you can ‘Jump Off’ at The Connemara Hostel at about lunchtime. When you would like to return to Galway City you can simply ‘Jump On’ again, complete the tour of Connemara and return to Galway City by about 6.00pm. Discount tickets are available at Receptionat Sleepzone Galway City.This tour includes Ashford Castle, Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, the Inagh Valley and Killary fjord.