Connemara October Guided Walking Breaks
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This October, check in on either Monday the 2nd, Monday the 9th or Monday the 16th of October for 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the Clifden Station House Hotel, with guided walks of some of Connemara’s most beautiful areas.
Tuesdays walk is a journey through history with a gentle climb up Cleggan Head. Neolithic Tombs, Bronze Age Farms and Settlements, and a Napoleonic Watch Tower are explored on this 9km looped walk. Moderate in difficulty, the walk takes between 2 and 3 hours. Walkers meet our guide at Cleggan Public Carpark at 11am.
On Wednesday we depart from Cleggan Pier and take the ferry to the island of Inishbofin. It is ahome to the ruins of Cromwell’s barracks, and Dún Gráinne, the remains of a fort used by the legendary Grace O’Malley, Ireland’s pirate queen, as well as the ruins of a Celtic fort dating to 1000 B.C. The Westquarter loop takes in some of the most stunning Atlantic Coast scenery in Connemara offering views of the Island’s blow holes and sea arch, sea stags where the Island seal colony can be seen, the Dún More Cliffs and Iron Age promontory fort ruins, picturesque Trá Gheal beach and famine road. It is an 8km Easy to Moderate Looped Walk, taking approximately 3.5hrs. Walkers meet at Cleggan Pier at 11am.
Thursdays walk is Derrigimlagh Discovery Point and Inishnee. On the Derrigimlagh looped walk you’ll pass the scattered remnants of the world’s first permanent trans-Atlantic radio station, built by Marconi more than a century ago and burned to the ground during the Irish War of Independence. Close-by is a white aeroplane wing-shaped memorial to Alcock and Brown, who crash landed, uninjured, into Derrigimlagh Bog in 1919 at the end of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. Following this journey through history, you’ll visit the small island of Inishnee in Roundstone Bay is connected to the mainland by a narrow bridge (located about 2km from Roundstone) and is a wonderfully unique destination. Home to a small local population, Inishnee offers a glimpse into the peace and tranquility of Connemara. Combined these walks cover 9km and are flat, easy walks, taking approximately 3-4 hours. Walkers meet at Derrigimlagh Car Park at 11am.
On returning from your walks you can relax in our Leisure Centre or book a treatment in Renew Spa before enjoying live music each evening and the best of local cuisine in the Carriage Restaurant or cosy Signal Bar and Restaurant.
€490 Per Person Sharing Double/Twin
€690 Single Occupancy