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Welcome to the 36th Clifden Arts Festival
We would like to welcome all visitors, patrons, new friends and old to the 36th Clifden Community Arts Festival. As each September rolls around an artistic energy pulses through Clifden as music, poetry, theatre, dance and the visual arts come together to enthrall and entertain. None of these events could exist without YOU the audience.
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Omey Races On Omey Strand Omey Strand, Galway
Sunday 28th July 2013
Omey Races (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand Omey is a tidal island located near Claddaghduff, a few miles from Clifden, in the western edge of Connemara.
There is a route across the sand to the island and, at high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car. To help in the last moments before the water becomes too deep, there are conventional street signs to indicate the highest route.
Date to be confirmed (reliant on Tides)
The start time depends on the tide but usually around midday and of course the finish time also depends on the tide. Omey Island is about a mile long by a mile wide. Among the sand dunes on the island lie the ruins of a small medieval church, which stands on the site of a monastery, founded by St. Feichin, in the seventh century.
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THE OMEY DASH TRIATHLON 2013 Saturday 27th July
The Omey Dash Triathlon - a serious triathlon for serious athletes - takes place again on the Aughrus Peninsula for the third year running, on Saturday 27th July.
This year, the Omey Dash takes place totally under the aegis of TRIATHLON IRELAND, the umbrella body for all thoroughly organised and supervised triathlons in this country. This means that
- Registration is being handled by Triathlon Ireland (click HERE to register)
- The course, and all of the management and safety arrangements, have
been approved and are overseen by Triathlon Ireland
- The course staff, in every aspect of the event, have received rigorous
training from that body
- Race times and placings will be recorded in accordance with Triathlon
Ireland's well-tested principles and procedures; and they will be
available for all, right after the race, on the Triathlon Ireland website.
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Clifden eco Campsite offers a 25% discount to all participants & supporters of the 'Tour de Conemara'. Free Shuttle Service to/from Clifden for registered participants. Free campfire pits on the beach or at your pitch!
We guarantee that your plot never becomes wet under foot, will remain dry & clean even in extreme wet weather conditions. It is also rare for mosquito/midget insects to appear on site due to its coastal location.
Pre-booking required !
Enjoy a great stay at the Clifden eco Campsite
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Ecological, Green Camping - Clifden eco-Campsite offers you a sustainable, ecological camping experience. Listed as a priority habitat under the EU Habitats Directive. 'Machair' is a highly specialized & complex sand dune habitat system that is confined globally to the north West Coast of Ireland & Scotland. It comprises a flat or gently undulating sandy plain that develops in an oceanic location with a cool, moist climate resulting in rich bio-diversity with interesting flora & fauna.
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There will be clan gatherings, festivals, special sporting events, music and concerts taking place all across the country, all year longCommunities throughout Ireland will showcase and share the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun. Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect excuse to reach out to those who have moved away, their relatives, friends and descendants, and invite them home.
The Gathering is the people’s party. It will kick off in spectacular style at the New Year’s Eve Festival in Dublin and will be celebrated through gatherings of the people and Ireland’s major festivals during 2013. After that it is over to you. It is in your hands. Be part of it.
|Posted on July 26, 2012 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
The Best Camping Spots in Ireland By Fawn Farley, The Writers Network Last Updated on December 23rd, 2011 Share This Story 7 0 0 Searching for the best camping spots in Ireland can be easy or difficult, depending on what you're looking for. Ireland has so much beautiful landscape to offer, but rain can deter the less avid camper. For this reason, many of the commercial campgrounds in Ireland host camping and caravans. Traveling by camper or RV is quite common. If you wish to tent camp, contact the campground prior to arriving to make sure they accommodate tenters.
The coastline of Kerry is an amazing landscape for a camping adventure. Craggy hills line the ocean coast as the land juts out in peninsulas and retreats with the incoming bays. Check out Wave Crest or Mannix Point, both located off the Ring of Kerry scenic drive. Wave Crest is a family-run business that offers all the camping amenities your family needs. Launch a canoe or walk over to the nearby beach bar for some delicious sea food. If you choose to camp Mannix Point, Mortimer the owner will greet you, welcoming you to the family. Castle ruins, seal and dolphin sightings, and much more are a short walk away.
Located on the western shore of Ireland, Galway county is full of craggy landscape and serene lakes. Acton's Beachside Caravan and Camping Eco-Park is an alluring alternative to all the other caravan campgrounds. This spot combines the wildness of nature with the safety of a campground. Campsites are peaceful and private, separated by marram grass, and eco-rings are provided for campfires amidst the sandy dunes. The campsite is located on an organic farm and the area is teeming with biodiversity.
Pitchin' a Tent
Some of the best camping spots you will find are not campgrounds at all. Of course, to pitch a tent on land without owner consent is illegal, so you must obtain consent or be really smart in choosing a spot. Some areas to avoid are Glendalough Valley and Knocksink. For the highly adventurous only. Ask a local, be cautious, and watch for "No Camping" signs!
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