Clifden , Connemara

The capital of Connemara.

A wild esolate looking town with a slendidly wide main street which is the ideal base for exploring the great natural beauties of the West.

The 2 hour journey fron Galway provides a truly memorable approach.

Situated between the Atlantic and the peaks of the Twelve Bens Clifden has an almost alpine air and is most refreshing.

Two buildings dominate the town. The Protestant church built in 1820 , just eight years after Clifden was founded , has a silver copy of the Cross of Cong.

The Catholic church , built in 1830 , stands on the site of an ancient CLOCHAN or beehive shaped monastic stone from which Clifden takes its name.

At Ireland Luxury Tours we book our clients into the fantastic Ballynahinch Castle nearby. It is the first stop of our seven days Ireland tours....and one of our most popular.

From the castle we can explore Galway city and the wild countryside of the West.....and of course Clifden.

For truly unique tours of Ireland contact the specialists "Ireland Luxury Tours"