Ahh, Connemara.

Some of my happiest trips around Ireland revolve around spinning through the mountainous terrain of this magical place.

Regardless of the weather, or time of year, a visit to Connemara never fails to leave you a little weak at the knees.

Here’s what it’s like up close and personal!

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The gorgeous town of Clifden from afar

clifden town connemara
Photo by Chris Hill

A mountain (or is it a big ass hill ??) that looks like it’s about to eat the houses below

connemara national park galway
Photo by Chris Hill

Kicking back on a boat as it sails along the Killary Fjord

mountains in galway
Photo by Piotr Dybowski

I need this house… sharpish! ??

connemara galway
Photo via Failte Ireland

The beautiful Ballynahinch Castle from the sky

Ballynahinch Castle, Recess, Connemara
Photo by Chris Hill

Stop-you-in-your-track Views from Clifden’s Sky Road

sky road in clifden
Photo by Chris Hill

Lost at the foot of a hill in Connemara National Park

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Photo © The Irish Road Trip

Green peaks and icy blue water by the bucket load

connemara national park
Photo by Piotr Dybowski

The views you’ll be treated to as you spin along the Sky Road

Sky road clifden things to do county galway
Photo by Christian McLeod

A grand spot for a drive, a cycle, a run or a stroll

cycling in connemara galway
Photo by Dolmen Sports

A place that often feels other-worldly as you spin through it

connemara galway hills and mountains
Photo by Chris Hill

Mountains that hug the road at every bend

mountains in connemara
Photo via Failte Ireland

Breath-taking from the ground and a little bit bonkers from above

connemara aerial photo
Photo by Chris Hill

A clatter of mountains on the horizon

connemara with mountains on the horizon
Photo by Piotr Dybowski

I can picture myself kicking-back here with a coffee, happily sipping away and absorbing the view that stretches as far as the eye can see

connemara photos ireland
Photo by Chris Hill

The view that awaits those that conquer Diamond Hill in the National Park

diamon hill walk

The magnificent Kylemore Lough – a bit like something from a land that time forgot

Kylemore Lough connemara
Photo via Failte Ireland

Reflecting… while admiring the reflections

connemara lake galway
Photo by Reinhard Pantke

Snow capped peaks poking up from between the mountains

things to do in connemara national park
Photo © The Irish Road Trip

And that’s a wrap.

Have you visited Connemara? What was your favourite corner of this wonderful corner of Ireland to explore?


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