Check out what Leenane and the rest of Connemara have in store for you this coming bank holiday weekend! Plenty of activities and some great evenings craic!
4th May 2019
Run | Cycle | Kayak
Here are the best locations to view competitors from:
Start/finish line at Killary Adventure Centre - please note that there will be no parking at Killary Adventure Centre on race day
Running section - if you park at Killary Cruises you can watch the runners as they take on the first section of this race.
Cycle section - Creeragh Church (Stop and Pray church), along the Clifden road.
Kayak section - you will be able to see the kayakers on the fjord from along the road or take a walk down to the shore side.
Connemara Mountain Walking Festival
Most of the walks for this amazing event are starting to sell out, so be quick if you love walking! There are also loads of amazing talks and entertainment on for the weekend - it is always a great weekend around Leenane Village.
Killary Fjord Tours
A 90 minute cruise offers wonderful views of this beautiful landscape. Have a look at their May Timetable here. You can book online on their website
Connemara Adventure Tours
Cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way for the day visiting sites such as Kylemore abbey, Diamond hill, Crough Patrick, and stopping off at the many sandy beaches the west coast has to offer.
Half Day €12
Full Day €20
Pre book today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Killary Coastal Park
The Killary Coastal Park is a newly built 2km looped coastal walk located on the grounds of Killary Adventure Company in Leenane, Co. Galway. This coastal trail brings walkers down to the shores of the Killary Fjord where they can enjoy stunning views. From the northern shore of Killary Fjord rises Mweelrea, the highest mountain in Connacht. To the south, there is a most imposing panorama of Maumturk Mountains and the Twelve Bens. There is a vast array of bird and wildlife to be found on the Fjord including Heron, barnacle goose, mallard duck, mute swan, seals, otters and dolphins.
The trail is free to use with a car park located just beside the start of the path. Shane Young of Killary Adventure Co. says “It is a stunning new amenity for the Leenane and Connemara region. We are lucky to have land available to use for such a facility and hope that the local community and business will join us on Sunday the 14th. The open day is so people can come out and experience the walk and then be able to tell tourists and others about it”.The path, although rough underfoot and not suitable for buggies, is perfect for families and walkers of all ages. It is also one of the few walking paths in Connemara on which dogs are welcome.
The Misunderstood Heron food truck, recently voted one of the top 10 coolest food trucks in the world by the Lonely Planet, is located near the start of the Killary Coastal Park at Killary Adventure Co. It's a food truck serving locally sourced, delicious meals & coffee in a unique & beautiful sea side setting. Treat yourself to a sweet or savory dish from the Misunderstood Herron, washed down with a hot beverage and much more.
There are also lots of other great restraunts in Leenane Village serving the finest of local food!
Sunday Night Ceili at Leenane Hotel
Connemara Mountain Walking Festival Leenaun, celebrate their 10 year anniversary in traditional style by hosting a Sunday night Ceili in Leenaun hotel starting at 10pm.
Entry Fee: FREE
Connemara Mussel Festival
Running from the 4th to the 6th of May, www.connemaramusselfestival.com
There is really plenty happening in Leenane and surrounds over the May Bank Holiday. So bring your friends and family and join us for an adventure this May Bank Holiday Weekend.
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