2 days in Connemara Itinerary

2 days in Connemara Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at Keoghs Irish Gifts, step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Glengowla Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog's Bay Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oughterard tour itinerary planner.

Carrick-on-Shannon to Oughterard is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Oughterard

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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