Cycling in Connemara

cycling in connemara. view heading down to lough nafooey

Cycling in Connemara If, having heard about the marvels of cycling in Connemara, you wish to see them for yourself without being told what lies around the next bend, this is for you, the simple details of how to get there and how long it will take. Please note, the route is unlikely to suit […]

Glencar Cycle Route

Glencar Lough

A brief summery of the Glencar Cycle Route I call this trip the Glencar Cycle Route but in fact it goes much further than that, taking in Manorhamilton, Fowley’s Falls, Lough Melvin, Kinlough and Eagles Rock. It takes about 6 hrs to do (95 km) and that’s without stopping for photos, refreshment or simply re-charging […]

Horse Riding in Sligo

horse riding

Generally, horse riding in Ireland accommodates those who are not absolute beginners but that is not any problem for someone who is mounting a horse for the first time, they will be looked after in group lessons where the instructor will tell you how to feel comfortable with the chosen animal and the preliminaries of […]

Golf in Sligo.

golf in Sligo

Enniscrone Golf Club Golf in Sligo, particularly on the links at Enniscrone, could arguably, be overshadowed by the 5km. stretch of golden sand surrounded by active sand dunes that is the blue flagged beach here, or by the waves that draw surfers from all over the world here but then, if you have any leaning […]

Lough Gill Cycling Loop

cycling in Sligo-Leitrim

Lough Gill Cycling Loop For those of you who wish to discover the Lough Gill Cycling Loop without any knowledge of what awaits you, this is a short version of the route so every turn on the road will be a surprise. Start in Sligo Town and use the R286 to reach the first stopping […]

Fishing in Sligo-Leitrim

Glencar Lough

The best way to tackle fishing in Sligo/Leitrim is to start at the coastline for beach, coastal and sea-fishing, then work down the counties by lake and river. Before we begin let it be known, that fish find my attempts to catch them highly amusing so I have to rely on fishy tales when I […]

Scuba Diving

There are plenty of sheltered bays around Connemara for scuba diving and dive schools with highly qualifies instructors are available in the region, giving lessons for beginners and support to advanced divers alike. Atlantic Scuba Adventures- scuba diving in An Cheathrú Rua are newcomers to the region. This state of the art, solar powered diving […]

Killary Fjord Boat Tours

Connemara Lady waits out the winter on Killary Harbour

Killary Fjord Boat Tours offers one of the best ways to experience the stunning landscape on the banks of Killary Harbour for those who are not able to hike or kayak. The Connemara Lady is a catamaran, which makes any trip on the fjord a smooth sailing experience. The Killary Fjord Boat Tours crew are […]

Killary Sheep Farm

Located on the banks of Killary Harbour, one of Ireland’s 3 glacial fjords, Killary Sheep Farm is a working farm with over 200 sheep roaming freely in the surrounding Connemara landscape. The farm is open to the public all year round (weather permitting) and tours include a guided walk around the farm,  sheep dog demonstrations […]

Butler’s Glen Loop

This looped walk is recommended for experienced walkers with high fitness levels as it involves rough terrain (bog and path) and steep slopes, but it takes you into the heart of spectacular mountain landscapes and rewards you with panoramic views of the Inishowen coastline as you ascend. There is a trail to follow on the […]