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CONNEMARA+FLAGSTAFF1. The Connemara Mussel Festival.
May 1-4 Tully cross, Renvyle
I have a small mussel farm on Killary Fjord so this festival has to get my number 1. Tasty fresh mussels , music dancing, cookery , foraging and a very warm small village welcome are some of the things on offer at the number 1 food festival in Ireland ( source: John and Sally McKenna)

Galway,2. Connemara Pony Show.
Third week in August , Clifden
I love connemara ponies so every year no mater how busy I am I get to Clifden ( it’s 15 min away) to join thousands of Connemara pony enthusiasts from all corners of the planet there to see the finest ponies.

conamara-sea-week3. Connemara Sea Week.
Late October , Letterfrack
A multi disciplinary 10 day festival in its 30th year celebrating the rich Connemara Marine heritage . The part I like best is Some of the The beat traditional Irish musicians in the world come to our little village over the 2 weekends but there’s lots lots more . (Great fire show)
Michael d Higgins also gives this festival the 2 thumbs up. Good man you !
Ceecc.org

joe-flaherty4. Bia bo finne.
Inish boffin, 3- 5.october
A festival of local food and drink that’s in its second year and already huge , mostly due to the large amount of content . A lot of people at the top of their game take the boat to take part in a great wend on a magic western Island .
Bilbofinne.ie

bg5. The Galway Races
Late July early August , Galway City
The whole city takes part, it’s Galway at its best. On the Thursday it looks like the city is going to a wedding. Great racing to.

Two6.Connemara International Marathon.
April 12 Lough Lnagh and Leenane
This event sells out every year . It attracts runners from all over the world . Half, full and ultra marathons on a lonely hilly course .

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7. Clifden Arts Festival.
17 – 27 September , Clifden.
Lots of big national and international acts and a fantastic grand parade on the last Saturday . Now in its 39 th year .

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8. Connemara Bog Week
Late May , letterfrack
Similar to see week but focusing on the land. Conamara bog week adds a competitive bike race , the Connemara walkabout ,a fun run, music workshops and a mini boat race are just some of the high lights at a festival where everyone gets involved.
ceecc.org

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9. Water Sports Day.

Mid August Glassilaun Beach
One of the most iconic beaches in Connemara hosts this great family day out. Donkey and pony rides , sandcastle comp , speed boat rides and scuba diving are some of the attractions at this charity event .
Well done to all involved.

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10. Connemara Rough Diamond Adventure
Letterfrack September 27
A mix of hiking cycling and running with a fun assault course.This adventure is both a test for the best and mighty craic for those who like a mix of fun and fitness. 22 and 46k options.
roughdiamond.ie

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