24 hours in Connemara

24 hours in Connemara

Weekends away, midweek breaks and nights spent travelling around the countryside should always be on the cards. To make things easier and help ease the stress of holiday planning, we’ve put together some of the best spots to eat, drink, see and stay in Connemara - because you already know you’ll be stopping by gaeltacht region...

EAT & DRINK - Restaurant Darcy Twelve

If you want to enjoy a spot of dinner in a comfortable setting, Restaurant Darcy Twelve is just the place. Welcoming visitors from far and wide, the relaxed and intimate ambiance of the pub provide the perfect setting for catching up with old friends or making new ones over a pint. Head chef Shane has created an ample array of dishes packed with outstanding flavours, we really can't recommend their spice bag and crispy oysters enough!

Market Square, Clifden, Galway // more here

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Shop - The Little Tin House

This whimsical home décor store is a treasure trove you have got to visit while out in Clifden. Their vintage gems and quirky trinkets will have you browsing for hours. The staff at the Little Tin House are incredibly helpful so make sure to stop in for the chats. They’ll inspire you to add a creative flair to your home, whether it’s adding some chalk paint or up-cycling an old dresser.

On the corner of Bridge Street and Hulk Street, Clifden, Galway // more here

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Sleep - Old Monastery Hostel

Welcoming guests since 1990, the Old Monastery Hostel always have the fire burning and the kettle boiling, ready to receive new visitors. The team are truly bohemian in spirit, with a unique mission to sustain a home for travellers where everyone feels like an old friend. Their hallways are adorned with works of arts created by past guests while their living room provides a majestic view over the village of Letterfrack. There's even a camping ground in the front garden with picturesque views.

Letterfrack, Galway // more here

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Do - Diamond Hill

Before you head off on your excursion to the wild West, you better make sure to pack your hiking boots. Diamond Hill is part of Connemara National Park but don’t let the name fool you, it’s basically a mountain. The route towards the cone of the Hill is fully signposted and surfaced and the trek will all be worth it when you see the view from the top. Dramatic Connemara landscape at its best.

Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Galway // more here


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