Section 28 - Galway

Clifden - Leenaune


Clifden is the largest town in Connemara and the unofficial capital of the region. Nestled between the Twelve Bens and the Atlantic Ocean, it’s surrounded by breath taking beauty and is a popular base for tourists who wish to explore Connemara and all it has to offer. Leaving Clifden the Eurovelo 1 route follows the Sky Road, one of the most picturesque areas in the world and with cyclists unbeatable views of the Connemara countryside, the Atlantic Ocean, The Islands, and the coastline of neighbouring Co. Mayo to the North and Co. Clare to the South. The road climbs to reach a high point, but the effort is well worth it for the views at this point. After Clifden the route then continues through several small villages Kingstown, Leagun, Claddaghduff, Cleggan, Moyard and Letterfrack. Letterfrack was founded by Quakers in the mid – 19th century it is a vibrant and beautiful west of Ireland village. Lying at the head of beautiful Ballynakill Bay, it is overlooked by the majestic Diamond Mountain and the outrageously huge Connemara National Park. Letterfrack is renowned for it live traditional Irish music and immensely popular festival events. There is traditional music every Sunday throughout the year in the local pub ‘The Bards Den’. Following on from Letterfrack you will pass more villages, Creagha, Derrynasliggaun, Aillemore and finishing in Leenaune. Leenaune is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. Leenaune is one of the most scenic places to visit in Galway with top attractions such as Killary Cruises and Aasleigh Falls.

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  • Elevation
  • Natural Attractions and Gardens