Picture of Conamara agus oileáin

Conamara agus oileáin

Days Out Ideas for Connemara

An Bronntannas is fearr – The Best Gift


Discover some sustainable and thoughtful gift ideas for Family or Friends with our Days Out Ideas for Connemara & The Islands.


A gift that’s not just for Christmas. Give the gift of  day out in Connemara & the Islands

This Christmas why not give a sustainable gift that gives family or friends the opportunity to explore Connemara and the Islands. Buy a voucher or an experience from one of the business suggested below or find more ideas for things to do here.  Give your  friends and family a new adventure while helping to support a local business.  So whether you want a day trip or need some places to stay here’s a few suggestions for you or days out in Connemara.  Get in touch if you need any help or advice.

Bronntanas le haghaidh an bliain ar fad agus ní amháin le haghaidh na Nollag.

Cén fáth nach dtugann tú bronntanas an bhliain seo a thabharfaidh deis do do chlann nó do chairde cuairt a thabhairt ar Conamara agus na hOileáin.  Ní hé amháin go mbeidh spórt agus spraoi acu ach beidh tú ag tacú le gnóthaí áitiúla sa cheantar chomh maith! Má tá tú ag iarraidh eolas faoi rudaí le déanamh nó áiteanna le fanacht téigh i dteagmháil linn.


Gallivanting in the Gaeltacht

Discover what lies beneath and book an adventure with Atlantic Scuba Dive near Carraroe.   Why not combine it with a visit to the  Seaweed Centre where you can have relaxing seaweed bath or explore the history of the area at Ionad Oidhreachta. LeitirMealláin Cycle your way around  Iorras Aithneach by bike with West Coast Bikes  or check out their Bike and Kayak package rounding off the day with Fish & Chips.

Beidh an spraoi agaibh ag spáisteoireacht thart an an nGaeltacht.


Amuigh faoin aer sa nadúr. Outdoors in nature
Brigits Garden Roundhouse
Brigits Garden Roundhouse


Give the gift of time in nature with a Brigit’s  Garden yearly ticket which allows free admission all year .

It also offers discounts for special events The Gift vouchers available can be used in the Café, Shop or Visitor Centre.




Turas go Oiléain -Island Trip
Stone Fort on Inis Mór
Dún Aonghasa

Go offshore with a trip to the Aran Islands with Aran Ferries. Explore the Island by bike , visit the kids at Aran Goats Cheese Farm with your kids.

Marvel at the stone fort on  Dun Aonghasa or consider diving beneath the ocean with the Dive Academy.





Kylemore Abbey

Lá iomlán spraoi -A full day of fun!

Full day entry ticket to Kylemore Abbey offers hours of fun for all the family. From Woodland Trails & Tales, Victorian Walled Garden, MultiMedia Abbey Experience and the neo-Gothic Church. Vouchers available to purchase online or why not purchasing an annual ticket. Contact them directly about the annual ticket purchase.




Péarla & Diamant – Pearls and Diamond

DK Connemara Oysters photographed for Irish Country Magazine.  (photo: Philip Doyle)

Why not book an Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting with David at DKConnemara Oyster. Suitable for anyone over 6 years of age with different tour options available including private tours.  There’s a 12000 to one  chance of finding a pearl in the oyster you shuck but you you should be able to conquer nearby Diamond Hill before or after your food tour. The oyster farm is located close to Connemara National Park 





Ar do rothar. On your Bike.

Clifden Bike Shop offers a variety of regular and electric bike options. The cargo or buggy options are very popular for families.

Amanda andJonathan are on hand to give advice on routes and you can even book a guide or a picnic lunch.

Why not cycle to the Derryglimlagh Discovery Point or along the Greenway. Contact the shop directly for vouchers.


Oidhreacht & Cultúr – Heritage & Culture

Why not purchase a heritage card which will allow acess to the OPW Heritage Sites including  Dun Aonghasa,  Aughanure Castle and Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh.   Children under 12 go free to all heritage sites.  An OPW Heritage Card gives you the option to visit over 45 sites all over the country.  



Imeacht fiáin – Go Wild

Wildlands Adventure

For indoor and outdoor adventures check out Wildlands Moycullen where young and old can enjoy activities from zip wires , archery , climbing walls or forest trails.  Test your team building and problem-solving skills in their Celtic Challenge rooms and afterwards celebrate with tasty treats from the Wildlands Wagon or Olive Tree Restaurant.




Fun for all the family on a Killary Fjord Boat TourCrús ar an Caoilaire Rua -Cruise on the Killary Fjord

A cruise with Killary Fjord Boat Tours has something for all the family.   Learn about the history and folklore of the

surroundings of the fjord while enjoying your cruise along the harbour.

Taking the wheel of the Connemara Lady children can earn their skippers  certificate or maybe even spot some dolphins swimming along by the boat.




Babhta Gailf -Round of Golf


Give the gift of a round of golf at Connemara Golf Links  The club offers well appointed facilities with a clubhouse bar and restaurant with stunning views, a proshop, practise range and putting green. The proshop has everything you need from golf carts, rental clubs, tuition ​and top clothing brands.

Check out our list above of ideas for a Connemara Day Out for the rest of you to enjoy while the golfer enjoys the round

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