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Connemara National Park ; Letterfrack, County Galway
Situated near Letterfrack, the Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic countryside, rich in wildlife on the slopes of the Twelve Bens. Attractions include exhibitions, nature trails, audio-visual show. In addition there is a summer programme of walks, talks and special events for younger visitors. Access for visitors with disabilities in the Visitor Centre.

Derrygimla Bog - Alcock & Brown
On Sunday June 14th 1919, the first transatlantic flight ended in the Derrygimla Bog, about two miles from Ballyconneely Village. Capt. John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown had flown their Vickers Vimy plane from Newfoundland, Canada, in just over sixteen hours. Alcock and Brown, both British, experienced extreme flying conditions - fog, drizzle and a broken radio.

ROUNDSTONE MUSIC & CRAFTS ; The Monastery, Roundstone, County Galway
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Roundstone Music Craft & Fashion Shop lies within the walls of an old Franciscan Monastery in the quaint fishing village of Roundstone in the heart of Connemara. It is a fine Craftsman's Craft shop, Music, fashion and coffee shop. Here you can see Ireland's oldest craft - Bodhran making. The Bodhran (bow-rawn) or Irish Drum is Ireland's oldest musical instrument and this ancient craft is carried on at Roundstone Music.

Inishbfin (Island of the White Cow) lies seven miles off Galway's coast. The island is five miles by three. It is estimated that Bofin was inhabited as far back as 8000 - 4000 B.C. The first documented history of the island dates from early Christian times. As you sail around the tower and signal light into the harbour you will notice Cromwell's 16th Century Barracks. It was used as a prison for catholic priests from all over the country after the English Statute of 1585 declared them guilty of high treason. The first reference of Bofin comes from the seventh century. Again, it has often been related how St. Colman, himself of Connacht origin, defended the Celtic custom of the dating of Easter at the Synod of Whitby in 664.  More on Inishbofin

Abbeyglen Castle
Abbeyglen Castle was built in 1832 by John d'Arcy of Clifden Castle.

Clifden Castle
Clifden Castle was erected by John d'Arcy in 1815 to oversee the construction of Clifden Town.

Omey Island
Omey Island is situated 9.5 km south-west of Cleggan. This tidal island can be reached on foot at low tide. In the sandhills of the northern shore are the ruins of Teampall Féichin (Temple Feheen) a small medieval church, preserving the memory of the monastery founded by Saint Féichin of Cong.



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