Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Letterfrack & Around

Connemara National Park

Immediately southeast of Letterfrack, Connemara National Park spans 2000 dramatic hectares of bog, mountain and heath. The visitor centre, in a beautiful setting off a parking area 300m south of the Letterfrack cros…
Top Choice Castle in Oughterard

Aughnanure Castle

Built around 1500, this beautiful fortress 3km east of Oughterard was home to the 'Fighting O'Flahertys', who controlled the region for hundreds of years after they fought off the Normans. The six-storey tower house…
Top Choice Scenic Route in Clifden

Sky Road

This 12km route traces a spectacular loop out to the township of Kingston and back to Clifden, taking in some rugged, stunningly beautiful coastal scenery en route. The round trip of about 12km can be easily walked …
Top Choice Seafood in Roundstone


This well-worn, comfortable old pub hasn't lost any of its authenticity since it starred in the 1997 Hollywood flick The Matchmaker. Specialities at its adjoining restaurant include seafood sourced off the old stone…
Top Choice Seafood in Clifden


Seafood takes centre stage at this elegant spot. From a velvety chowder right through a long list of ever-changing and inventive specials, the produce of the surrounding waters is honoured. The wine list does the fo…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Killary Harbour

Blackberry Cafe

Connemara smoked salmon, chunky chowder and oysters (€20 per dozen) are some of the treats on offer all day at this smart wood-floored gem of a cafe in the centre of Leenane with water views. At night, dinners are m…
Top Choice Museum in Killary Harbour

Sheep & Wool Centre

This compelling little museum introduces you to spinning and weaving demonstrations, and you can learn about the history of dyeing and all about sheep and wool. The centre's shop sells locally made handcrafts as wel…
Top Choice Deli in Clifden

Connemara Hamper

The jolly ladies here will gladly package up a chicken and leek pie or other savoury treat for your picnic. There's a wide range of prepared foods and fresh breads.
Historic Building in Letterfrack & Around

Kylemore Abbey

Photogenically perched on the shores of Pollacapall Lough, 4.5km east of Letterfrack, this crenulated 19th-century neo-Gothic fantasy was built for a wealthy English businessman, Mitchell Henry, who spent his honeym…
Gardens in Oughterard

Brigit's Garden

Halfway between the villages of Moycullen and Oughterard is the 4.5 hectare Brigit's Garden, a charming and tranquil spot dedicated to Celtic myth and heritage, explored in an environment of woodland, meadowland and…