Events in Connemara throughout 2012
Clifden Arts Festival Arts Festivals
Clifden Community Arts Week is a celebration of the arts, including poetry reading, lectures, recitals and traditional music, and takes place from the 20th-30th September.
Date: 20 September 2012 To 30 September 2012
Clifden Traditional Music Festival Traditional Culture Festivals
Clifden Traditional Music Festival is a weekend of the very best of Irish music, song and dance with concerts, sessions, workshops and outdoor entertainment, and takes place from the 13th-15th April 2012.
Date: 13 April 2012 To 15 April 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)86 4015342
Omey Races Traditional Culture Festivals
Omey Races (horse racing on the beach) takes place on the 4th August on Omey Strand.
Date: 04 August 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 22622
Connemara Mussel Festival on the Renvyle Peninsula Food Festivals
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested from “One of the Forty Places to See Before you Die” takes place from the 4th to 6th May 2012, on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
Date: 04 May 2012 To 06 May 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 43499
Leenane Autumnal Festival Food Festivals
The Leenane Autumnal Festival will be held in the picturesque village of Leenane, set at the head of Killary Harbour, on the 29th and 30th September.
Date: 29 September 2012 To 30 September 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 42017
Clifden 2012 Alcock & Brown Commemoration Weekend Historic Festivals
The Clifden 200 Festival will honour aviation heroes, Alcock & Brown, from the 15th-17th June 2012, who completed the first transatlantic flight, landing in Clifden in 1919.
Date: 15 June 2012 To 17 June 2012
Clifden 200 Traditional Culture Festivals
Clifden 200 will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the town of Clifden, the capital of Connemara, in 1812 with a series of indoor and outdoor events focusing on the rich heritage of the region.
Date: 25 May 2012 To 04 June 2012
Easter Egg Hunt Children’s Festivals
The annual Easter Egg Hunt takes place in Roundstone on the 9th April, 2012, and is suitable for children under 12 years. The events begin at 14.00.
Date: 09 April 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 35833
Clifden 200 San Patricio Festival Historic Festivals
The Clifden 200 San Patricio Festival takes place from the 7th-12th September, 2012, and will celebrate the life of John Riley from Clifden, the leader of the Battalon de San Patricio, who fought for Mexico in the Mexican American War.
Date: 07 September 2012 To 12 September 2012
Roundstone Heritage Week Traditional Culture Festivals
Roundstone Heritage Week is a week-long celebration of the local heritage and culture with workshops, bat walks, visits to Presbyterian sites, heritage walks and more.
Date: 18 August 2012 To 24 August 2012
Clifden 200 Railway & Transport Heritage Traditional Culture Festivals
Clifden 200 Railway & Transport Heritage Weekend takes place from Friday-Sunday, 17th-19th February, 2012.
Date: 17 February 2012 To 19 February 2012
Connemara International Marathon (Connemarathon) Endurance Events
The 10th Connemara International Marathon is a day of racing around a very scenic part of the West of Ireland. Comprising of a half marathon (13.1 miles), a full marathon (26.2 miles), and Ireland’s only on-road Ultra Marathon 39.3 mile ultra marathon, all taking place on the one day.
Date: 01 April 2012 To 10 April 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)91 565
Connemara Watersports Day Waterbased
Annual Fundraiser for ISPCC & Childline takes place on Sunday, 19th August, commencing at 13.00. Activities include scuba-diving, kayaking, boat rides, raft race, pony rides, barbecue, children’s races and games, bouncy castle, etc.
Date: 19 August 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 41024
Tour de Bog Cycle Cycling
The annual 25km fun charity cycle for all ages through the majestic beauty of Connemara, takes place on the 9th August, and goes from Roundstone to Ballyconneely and back in to Roundstone via the Bog Road.
Date: 09 August 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 35834
Joyce Country Challenge Walking
There are three categories of walks in the Joyce Country Challenge for 2012 which will all start and finish in Finney Community Centre in Finney Village, just 8 kms (5 miles) from the Co Galway town of Clonbur.
Date: 21 July 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)87 1211047
Four Seasons Walking Festival – Spring Walking
The Four Seasons Walking Festival – Spring takes place in Connemara from the 16th to the 18th March, 2012.
Date: 16 March 2012 To 18 March 2012
Leenane Walking Festival Walking
The Leenane Mountain Walking Festival, which takes place from the 4th-7th May, has something for all levels of walkers – guided walks, low-level guided walks and self-guided short walks.
Date: 04 May 2012 To 07 May 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)95 43411
Connemara Rough Diamond Endurance Events
The Connemara Rough Diamond Adventure Race is a mix of biking, hiking and running, and takes place on the 2nd June, 2012.
Date: 02 June 2012
Telephone: +353 (0)86 8222447
Sky Road 10K Challenge Athletics
The Sky Road 10K Challenge takes place in Clifden on Sunday, 3rd June, beginning at 14.00. It is run for a charity of your choice.
Date: 03 June 2012
Gaelforce Turf Guy Challenge Endurance Events
Turf Guy Endurance Challenge takes place on the 3rd November, 2012.
Date: 03 November 2012
Tour de Conamara Cycling
Five times Tour de France winner, Bernard Hinault, will be the special guest at the Tour de Conamara, the Irish leg of a new international cycling sportive in May 2012, which will take place on Sunday, 27th May.
Date: 26 May 2012 To 27 May 2012
Gaelforce West Endurance Events
Gaelforce Adventure Race takes place on the 18th August, and the course of approx. 67km stretches from the stunning Glassilaun beach in Connemara to Westport in Co Mayo.
Date: 18 August 2012
Connemara Four Seasons Walking Festival – Spring Walking
The Connemara Four Seasons Walking Festival – Spring – takes place from the 16th-18th March 2012.
Date: 16 March 2012 To 18 March 2012