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Connemara

Connemara, one of the finest wilderness areas surviving in Europe today, remains a bastion of traditional landscape and culture. The history of this landscape is ancient. It has taken over 750 million years to evolve. Its geology is one of the most complex and interesting in Europe. More recently the landscape has been shaped by a series of ice-ages or glaciation. The last cold period, when the mountains were…

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The Aran Islands

The Aran Islands lie at the mouth of Galway Bay off the south Connemara Coast and are among the most beautiful islands on Europe’s West Coast. The most vibrant of the Irish islands, they are still largely Gaelic speaking and rely heavily on fishing, small scale farming and tourism. Inis Mór, the largest of the three islands, is over nine miles long and is cliff bound along its entire…

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The Burren

The Burren uplands, described in 1681 by Thomas Dineley with the famous words “this Barony affordeth not a piece of timber sufficient to hang a man, water in any one place to drown a man, or earth enough in any part to bury him”, play host to what is arguably the richest archaeological landscape in western Europe.

The hills are crowned with dozens of prehistoric tombs and its high plateaus…

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Inishbofin

Inishbofin is only a 40 minutes sea voyage from the fishing village of Cleggan off the NW Connemara Coast and is the largest of a small archipelago of islands, famed for its magnificent scenery, relaxed lifestyle and traditional music. With a population of 180, this beautiful island, five miles long by two miles wide, has a superb natural harbour guarded by a 17th century Cromwellian fortress.

To the west, lie…

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