The Connemara Smokehouse Économusée & Visitor Centre specialises in producing Irish wild smoked salmon, Irish organic smoked salmon and Irish line caught smoked tuna. As Connemara’s longest established Smokehouse, this is a fascinating location to visit, take a tour and purchase a great array of traditionally hand-prepared seafood products. Connemara Smokehouse Summer Tours take place on scheduled days in June, July and August. Booking is advisable. A tour of the Connemara Smokehouse takes approx. 45 minutes. Graham or Nicholas will take you behind the scenes and show the filleting of salmon & explain the salting and smoking techniques. Then you will see the hand-slicing and packing of the Irish smoked salmon all the way to the finished product. You will also enjoy a tasting of our fantastic Organic Smoked Salmon. It’s educational, fun and delicious. The Connemara Smokehouse is located right on the water’s edge of the Wild Atlantic Way at Bunowen Pier, near Ballyconneely. The surrounding area has exceptional views of the Twelve Bens mountain range and the castle of Connaught’s historic Pirate Queen, Grainne Mhoal (Grace O’Malley).
Website: www.smokehouse.ie e-mail: email@example.com Phone: +353 (0)95 23739
In the heart of Connemara and offering some spectacular scenery, this 90 minute sightseeing trip of the Killary Fjord on a modern catamaran is not be missed and perfect for all ages. Killary Fjord is Ireland’s only fjord and is located close to Leenane in North Connemara. The long, calm sheltered inlet boasts some of the finest uninterrupted scenery in the West of Ireland. Take in the mountainsides with steep slopes, a famine path, and small villages all virtually unspoilt. A tour on this stunning fjord is a memorable experience with frequent dolphin sightings (but not guaranteed)!
Website: www.killaryfjord.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +353 (0)91 566 736
Killary Sheep Farm is a traditional working mountain farm with approx 200 ewes and lambs roaming freely in the mountain overlooking Killary Fjord, on the Wild Atlantic Way. On our farm we run mainly blackhead horny sheep which are most suited to survive on the mountains during the harsh winters. At Killary Sheep Farm visitors can view sheepdog demonstrations, sheep sheering demonstrations and turf cutting demonstrations. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Demonstrations and walks are held at 11.am, 1pm, 3pm Tuesday to Sunday or by appointment: 087 298 8051. Open from 1st April to 30th September. Please call in advance to avoid disappointment. Killary Sheep Farm is situated on the southern shores of Killary harbour 6km from the Village of Leenane, Co. Galway on the N59.
Website: www.killarysheepfarm.com e-mail: email@example.com Phone: +353 (0)87 298 8051
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens is without doubt one of the must-sees on your visit to Clifden and the Connemara region. One of Ireland’s top tourist attractions, this 19th century romantic castle in a beautiful setting and steeped in a rich history. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about it’s history and tales of tradegy and romance. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with it’s magnificent restored buildings. Discover woodland walks, lakeshore walks, nature trails and childrens play trail throughout the 1,000 acre estate. The beautiful Gothic Church is a short walk from the Abbey, nestled nearby is the Mausoleum where Mitchell and Margaret Henry are buried side by side. Children will enjoy making a wish at the Giants Ironing stone. Enjoy delicious home baking and home cooked food at Mitchell’s café or The Garden Tea House and finish your visit with a spot of shopping at our lovely Craft and design shop.
WEBSITE: WWW.KYLEMOREABBEYTOURISM.IE E-MAIL: INFO@KYLEMOREABBEYTOURISM.IE PHONE: +353 (0)95 52001
Relax and enjoy the peace, tranquility and closeness to nature of Letterfack Bay in beautiful Connemara on our One Hour Scenic and Wildlife Nature Tours on our glass-bottom boat.
The glass-bottom boat is purpose-built to the highest safety standards & certified by the Department of Transport to operate on one of Europe’s most scenic and well protected harbours, you will be guaranteed a trip packed full of fun, enjoyment and information. Our boat has Under-Water Viewing Panels so you can discover a world beneath the surface that looks like a different planet with it’s forests of sea weeds and kelp.
Website: WWW.LETTERFRACKWATERTOURS.COM E-mail: LETTERFRACKWATERTOURS@GMAIL.COM Phone: +353 (0)87 6461189
Michael Gibbons Archaeology Tours offer a range of scheduled and private archaeological tours plus a private guide service which can be booked for individuals, families and groups. We also work with students from primary, secondary and 3rd level, our academic packages can suit all ages and can vary from school tours to longer fully inclusive tours for overseas students. Our aim is to provide our clients with a unique experience of Irish heritage and hospitality; providing a high quality introduction to the latest research on Ireland’s archaeology: from the Mesolithic to the modern world, revealing the spiritual and material depth of Ireland’s past as well as the famed hospitality and conviviality of Ireland’s Present.
Website: www.walkingireland.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +353 (0)95 21379
Roundstone Bay Eco Tours….coming soon
Wild Atlantic Adventures provide visitors to the Connemara area with many options of things to do. Their fabulous trips on the famed Galway Hooker boats around Roundstone Bay and islands is one not to miss. Their magnificent three day experience will show you the rugged landscape and how it shaped the history, traditions, language and culture of the Connemara region and influenced the stories of its people. Geographically unique and culturally rich, Connemara allows visitors to engage with the local community, share moments of their lives, belong to the Connemara of today yet be spellbound by its past.
Website: www.wildatlanticadventures.com e-mail: email@example.com Phone: +353 (0)87 3818989