Killary Harbour on the border with County Mayo is one of only three glacial Fjords in Ireland.
At 45 metres it is very deep, very scenic, and travels 16km inland. There are extensive Salmon, Trout and Mussel farms along its sheltered length.
The area between Clifden - the regions main town - and Roundstone to the south, contains over 365 bog-land lakes of various sizes. But it is the fast flowing rivers that have made Connemara the Mecca of Trout and Salmon fly-fishing.
Ireland's largest Gaeltacht region is here in Connemara where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is the everyday spoken language.
On 15th June 1919 British aviators Alcock and Brown, made the first transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Connemara.
Taking less than 16 hours to complete the journey, they made landfall in what appeared from the air to be a suitable green field, but which turned out to be a bog, near Clifden.
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Unique to the region, Connemara marble shows twisted and interlocking bands of soapstone, in various shades of light and dark green.
It has been used over the centuries as a means of exchange, for features in stately buildings and is recognised for its beautiful colour and resilience, with no two pieces being similar.
A broad range of souvenirs and ornamental products are produced from the stone which is more than 500 million years old.
There are many historical relics to be found on this the Aughrus penninsula, with the Court Tomb being perhaps one of the best known, predating as it does, the great pyramids in Egypt.
How to get there - Car advised..
By Air: Cheap flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport - approx 2 and half hours from house.
Dublin Airport - approx 3 and half hours from house.
By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house