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Introduction

Connemara is a district in the west of Ireland of which the boundaries are not well defined. Sometimes it is defined to be the land contained by Killary Harbour, the Maam Valley, Lough Corrib (as far as Moycullen); a line from there to the sea at Barna, and the Atlantic Ocean. Other times the boundary is drawn east from Killary Harbour to Kilkieran Bay in the west of County Galway.

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Geography

Connemara lies in the territory of Iar Connacht, "West Connacht", which is the portion of County Galway west of Lough Corrib. Connemara was traditionally divided into North Connemara and South Connemara. The mountains of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin River, which flows into the sea at An Clochán/Clifden, marked the boundary between the two parts. Connemara is bounded on the west, south and north by the Atlantic Ocean. Connemara's land boundary with the rest of County Galway is marked[citation needed] by the Invermore River (which flows into the north of Kilkieran Bay), Loch Oorid, (which lies a few miles west of Maam Cross), and the western spine of the Maumturks mountains. In the north of the mountains, the boundary meets the sea at Killary, a few miles west of Leenaun. Connemara is composed of the Catholic parishes of Carna, Clifden (Omey and Ballindoon), Ballynakill, Roundstone and Inishbofin.[citation needed] The territory contains the civil parishes of Moyrus, Ballynakill, Omey, Ballindoon and Inishbofin (the last parish was for a time part of the territory of the Clann Uí Mháille, the O Malleys of the territory of Umhall, County Mayo.)

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Carna Bay HotelCarnahotel-
Errisbeg LodgeRoundstone ConnemaraGUESTHOUSE-
Hazelbrook Farmhouse B&BCleggan Connemara, Co GalwayGUESTHOUSE-
Lake Haven Village ApartmentsClonbur, Connemara Co.GalwayAPARTMENT89
Letterfrack LodgeLetterfrack Co. GalwayHOSTEL90
Mannin LodgeMannin Road, Ballyconneely Co GalwayGUESTHOUSE89
Sunnymeade B&BTully Renvyle, Connemara, Co. GalwayGUESTHOUSE-
The Bards DenLettefrack GalwayHOSTEL83
The Connemara HostelLeenaneHOSTEL87
Ivy Rock HouseLetterdyfe,RoundstoneGUESTHOUSE-
Rossroe LodgeRossroe,,Cashel GalwayGUESTHOUSE-
Cnoc BreacClegganGUESTHOUSE-
Cois Na MaraCleggan,GUESTHOUSE-
Kylemore HouseKylemoreGUESTHOUSE-
Corrib Wave Farm GuesthousePortcarron OughterardGUESTHOUSE-
Harbour HouseClegganGUESTHOUSE-
Hillside House B&BKylesalia KilkieranGUESTHOUSE-
Sea BreezeGurteenaclough RenvyleGUESTHOUSE-
The Ocean WaveSellerna ClegganGUESTHOUSE-
Glen Valley HouseGlencroff LeenaneGUESTHOUSE-

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