2 days in Connemara Itinerary

2 days in Connemara Itinerary

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2 days in Connemara Itinerary

Start: Carrick-on-Shannon
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Galway


Oughterard ©
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at Keoghs Irish Gifts, then explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Glengowla Mines. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, then step into the grandiose world of Clifden Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oughterard road trip planning tool .

Dublin to Oughterard is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Oughterard can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oughterard

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dog's Bay Beach, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Clifden Castle
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Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach