Clifden the largest town in Connemara
Clifden, the largest town in Connemara, is nestled between the Twelve Bens mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of Clifden Bay. Whilst in Clifden you will experience the world famous panoramic scenery visit some of the renowned attractions such as the Connemara National Park, go day tripping to the islands, go deep sea fishing and see the dolphins. You can take one of the many guided hill walks available in the area, sunbathe on one of the beautiful beaches or swim in the sea.
Other local activities include sailing, canoeing, boat trips, windsurfing, kayaking, pony trekking, guided walks, and lots lots more!
The town is always busy with festivals and various events, including music, heritage and adventure. The Annual Traditional Music Festival takes place each April and sees many musicians and dancers performing on the streets and in the local bars and hotels. Each May the Tour de Conamara cycling adventure departs and returns to Clifden. The well-known Clifden Connemara Pony Show which usually takes place on the third Thursday in August brings many visitors to the area. Clifden hosts the internationally recognised Clifden Arts Festival in September of each year which is always guaranteed to be very entertaining with well-known musicians, artists, poets, street theatre and much more.
Visiting Clifden - Stay with us at Connemara Coast Hotel and relax in our outdoor hot tub as you watch the colours of the sunset resting in the calm waters of Galway Bay. With the serenity of our location coupled with our spectacular views, coastal walks and rugged landscape we can guarantee you getaway to remember.