Sightseeing in Connemara, Ireland

The coast stretches out to Slyne Head, which is the most westerly point of this part of Ireland. There are numerous small sandy beaches to stroll along and you can see seals and sometimes Dolphins.

Apart from some isolated rocks and islands, some of which have the remains of Christian settlements over 1000 years old, the next stop across the sea is America.

A small river, which flows from Roundstone Bog. This is an area of moorland and lakes, which has been designated a Special Area of Conservation because of its rare plants, birds and mammals. Beyond this lies the range of mountains known as the Twelve Pins.

With such a wealth of unspoiled habitats on our doorstep guests can sometimes meet an otter or a kingfisher right in front of the house, and badgers often come out of the wood at night to dig up the garden!