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Ballyconneely has long been considered one of the most stunning locations in Connemara and, indeed, the west of Ireland. Its beautiful white sandy beaches, its unspoilt rugged countryside, and the mountainous scenery that seems to go on forever, are just a few of the reasons that holiday makers, from home and abroad, have been flocking here for many decades.
On approaching the Connemara Coast Hotel, you cannot help but recognise that you are in a truly special place.
Ireland’s oldest person Sarah Clancy died this week aged 108, bringing to an end a remarkable life that spanned many of the notable dates in history.
Ballyconneely is a small village just south of Clifden, the capital of Connemara, at the entry point to the Errismore Peninsula – an ideal place from which to explore the most tranquil, unspoilt, and interesting landscape to be found anywhere in our little country. Kathy McCallion spent much of her childhood here before relocating to New York City where she met her husband, Dean Gibson. After moving back to Ireland to expand their family, Ballyconneely drew them back home, an ideal destination for both family life and work. It's still early days for the first-time hoteliers, who are making their mark on the area after 16 years in the States, bringing new life to the former Mannin Bay Hotel in Ballyconneely after it had been closed for six years.
A handful of brave swimmers took to the choppy waters in Bunowen Pier, Ballyconneely, last weekend to raise funds for a local primary school.
O’Donnellan & Joyce to hold the largest property auction in the west of Ireland with sixty properties going under the hammer
O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers, as the old saying goes, is keeping the good wine till last with more than 60 properties going under the hammer in its Wild Atlantic Way summer all day auction. Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce said this auction, which will be held on July 22 in the Harbour Hotel, Galway, is the fourth Wild Atlantic Way property auction of 2016.
Television personality Ryan Tubridy has the craic at Connemara Golf Club in Ballyconneely, Co Galway, with club captain Brian Hughes of the Abbey Glen Hotel, after he was awarded honorary life membership of the club.
A guided nature walk at Ballyconneely will take place on Sunday.
The storm may have passed but the work has only just begun for both Galway city and county councils which now face the daunting task of assessing the full extent of the damage. A report is due to be sent by both local authorities to central Government next week seeking emergency funding which is vital if the necessary repairs are to be carried out.
This weekends sees the return of the All-Ireland Supreme Champion of Champions to Roundstone. This much anticapated event is a highlight in the year for all Connemara Pony breeders and enthusiasts. This year it is proudly sponsored by Land Rover and their local dealer Bradley Landrover on the Dublin Road, Galway.