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Ten Photos That Prove Connemara Is The Place To Be This Autumn

With its heady mix of history, heritage and heart, Connemara appeals to the curious and adventurous!

Our wind-swept landscapes, rugged wilderness and majestic mountains make Connemara a destination for those who like to venture off the beaten track and into the heart of wild Ireland. Our bogs and bays make for fascinating discoveries, our harbours and hills exhilarating experiences. Yet, there is a gentle side here as well, with plenty of places to slow the pace and enjoy the peace, meaning your holiday in Connemara can be as wild or mild as you desire.

To spark your inspiration for a Connemara staycation this autumn, we’ve compiled a list of our top pictures that prove West is Best this Fall season!

So go on, make a break for it! It’s time to start planning, time to start counting down the days and, most importantly, time to get excited for your very own Wild Atlantic Way adventure in Connemara!!

There’s nothing like be on top of a mountain and breathing in the crisp fresh air of the Connemara wilderness! Epic shot on top of Diamond Hill by @monsieur_aventure – we love a good weekend hike here!

 

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There’s nowhere else like Connemara in October for stunning autumn colours! Pine Island is an iconic spot in the West for unreal photos no matter the season.

 

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Watch the beautiful Connemara landscape turn from green to orange and the weeks drift away from summer.

 

 

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The stunning gardens of Kylemore Abbey are a must-see anytime of the year, but especially in the fall. Conservation works take place on the grounds of the Abbey year round and the beautiful gardens and their autumn foliage are tended to every day.

 

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The Connemara ponies are a must-see when in the area! Visitors are guaranteed to see them year-round as these are no ordinary horse! Bred for the wild, ruffed landscapes of the west, the Connemara climate in autumn is perfect for them.

 

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Not to be overshadowed by our famous ponies, are the blackface mountain sheep of Connemara! Beautiful year-round, but particularly handsome in the later months of the year when their coats are the fluffiest and their horns are good and round!

 

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Did you know autumn in Ireland is the ideal time to spot red deer? Rutting season begins in late September and the antlers are easily spotted poking through the thicket in the National Park!

 

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We can’t talk about Connemara in autumn without including the world-class sunsets here! With the sun setting earlier these months, the sky is producing some epic scenery in the evenings.

 

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Did we mention our favourite part of autumn in Connemara?! The cosy fireplaces to be found in every nook and cranny! There’s nothing like curling up with toes in the turf with an Irish coffee in hand after a long day of adventuring in the west!

 

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And finally…let’s not forget life on the Aran Islands this autumn! If you’re looking for a unique way to explore the island of Inis Mór, then be sure to grab yourself a horse and cart tour of this amazing place!

 

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