|Posted on July 15, 2013 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
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.
|Posted on June 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
We are delighted to able to announce details of the PROGRAMME FOR THE 2013 CLEGGAN-CLADDAGHDUFF FESTIVAL OF THE SEA!
The Council/Committee have been working hard to produce a diverse programme of events, which closely reflects the 2012 programme. Some of the details may have to change; whenever we hear of a change, we will update the details on this site.8)
|Posted on June 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
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.
|Posted on May 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM||comments (0)|
Explore a fantastic coastal beach walk directly from Clifden's eco Campsite. Omey tidal Island, with its expanse of strand, Special Area of Conservation, archaeology, & beautiful seascape views. making this one of the best coastal beach walks in Ireland
|Posted on April 28, 2013 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
What’s Connemara Bog Week?
Connemara Bog Week 2013 is an authentic ten day celebration of a unique landscape and a rich culture. This award winning festival has been running since 1984 and involves the whole community, and presents a real colourful slice of Connemara culture
Enjoy the best of trad music featuring some of the finest musicians in the country playing music with style and passion. Local musicians such as Liz & Yvonne Kane, Johnny Connolly, Marcus Hernon, Marie Walsh are joined by special guests such as Conor Keane, Sean Tyrell, Mary Staunton, Josephine Marsh, Siobhan Peoples, McCarthy Sisters to name but a few.
A special feature of Connemara life is the traditional singing and dancing and this is a core element of the festival featuring such artists as The Devaney Brothers, Micheal O’Cuaig, Johnny Mhairtin Larry and Emma O’Sullivan
Something for Everyone!
Art exhibitions; sports events; parish walks with their unique blend of scientists and artists; music workshops, sean nos workshops; and a family fun day are all on the menu. There really is something for everyone at the Connemara Bog Week 2013
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|Posted on April 11, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
May 11th 2013 - Clifden Campsite Accommodation on the Beach
This is Connemara at its best – trails, bog, rugged peaks and choppy green water.
Connemara Adventure Challenge may not be the longest race on the calendar but it is a super training race for the more experienced adventure racer and an ideal tester race for the less experienced.
Taking you from Killary Fjord across the foothills of the Maam Turks, along the Western Way to the Inagh valley and finally back to the Fjord. Three disciplines are involved – trail/mountain running or walking, kayaking and cycling – over a 31km course of spectacular beauty and natural challenge.
|Posted on April 6, 2013 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Connquest is a 25K Adventure Race with trail run, bike ride, proper assault course & sumo wrestlers. At any time during the race you will be faced with various challenges such as archery, beam walking, paint ball and a few surprises. Successfully completed challenges will allow you direct passage, fail and you will incur a 100 meter penalty loop. So it's a test of skill and fitness. The race starts and finishes in Letterfrack and passes Kylemore Abbey along the way. This race is suitable for all abilities. The race is centred around Letterfrack, so you can arrive on the morning of the race, sign-on then leave your bike in the bike transition area and get ready to race
|Posted on March 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
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
|Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Dream by the stream & wake up to the sound of the Ocean ! Enjoy the tranquility of the Ocean just meters from your pitch and embrace the beautiful natural amenities that surrounds you. - Lets get back to nature & discover a Real Camping Experience at Clifden Campsite on the Beach.