Some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches are located around the rugged coastline of Connemara, with many and varied options for exploring, beachcombing, swimming, walking and more.

In this part of the world, you will never find yourself too far away from the great Atlantic Ocean and a beach visit should certainly be a part of your Connemara experience.

Trá an Dóilín in An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) is an outstanding beach.  It is known for its white coral and blue waters and is a great place for swimming and snorkelling.

Trá an Dóilín is a Blue Flag beach with a lifeguard on duty in the summer months.  This beach is situated approximately 6km  from Costelloe Lodge.

Water Sports

Kayaking:  Situated in Gorumna Islands, Lettermullen, Co Galway .    Tel: +353(0)91 551553


Connemara Isles Golf Club, Annaghvane, Co Galway    Tel: +353(0)91 572498


Costello & Fermoyle Fisheries, Bridge Cottage, Casla, Co Galway

Galway Fishing, Spiddal, Co Galway      Tel: +353(0) 863234638

Historical Sites

Lettermullen & Gorumna Heritage Centre, Lettermullen, Co Galway           +353(0) 91 551744

 Horse Riding

Moycullen Riding Centre, Moycullen, Co Galway          +353(0)87 2043944


Killary Adventure Centre, Leenane, Co Galway          +353(0)95 43411

Parks and Gardens

Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co Galway           +353(0)95 41054

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, Kylemore, Co Galway           +353(0)95 52001
Bridget’s Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway           +353(0)91 550905

Pet Farm

Loughwell Farm Park, Loughwell, Moycullen, Co Galway           +353(0)91 868631


Corrib Princess, Woodquay, Galway          +353(0)91 591666

Aran Islands

Island Ferries, Rossaveal Pier, Rossaveal, Galway          +353(0)91 572273


Aer Arann, Inverin, Co Galway          +353(0)91 593034

Craft Centre & Shops

Spiddal Craft Centre & Café, Spiddal, Co Galway


Tigh Standún, Spiddal, Co Galway          +353(0)91 553115

Other Areas

Galway City & Salthill:


Cliffs of Moher, Clare:

Burren National Park, Clare: