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Including Maam

The beautiful village of Leenane, snugly situated at the head of Killary Harbour, is often aptly described as the 'Gateway to Connemara'. The roads from Maam, Clifden, and Westport meet at this point. Killary Harbour extends ten miles inland and with the mountains rising steeply on either side provides what is probably the best scenery in Ireland. Walkers have access to Mweelrea, Sheefry, Partry and Maumturk Mountains.
 

Ashleigh Falls Leenane County Galway

Delphi Valley near Leenane County Galway

 
Leenane with its surrounds is a haven for geologists due to a great variety of sedimentary, volcanic and metamorphic rocks. There is good fishing in the local Erriff and Delphi rivers. Well known beauty spots include Ashleigh Falls and Doolough Valley, scene of the tragic famine walk. A film adaptation of John B. Keane's famous play "The Field", directed by Jim Sherdian, was made in Leenane in 1989. Well-known stars taking part included the late Richard Harris, John Hurt and Tom Berrenger. Visitors can visit many of the locations used as sets in the film.

In more recent years the famous Kelly Family from Germany used Leenane as the setting for a singing album. There is something for everybody with facilities for adventure sports, cruising on Killary, mountain climbing and fishing. The renown Western Way walking trail passes through Leenane. These, combined with good accommodation and food, make Leenane an ideal holiday location.
 
Leenane Harbour Connemara County Galway Leenane Hotel County Galway Ireland
 
Delphi Valley
The Delphi Valley (seen above right) is a special place that inspires everyone who comes here. Situated between Ireland's wild Atlantic coast and Clew Bay, Delphi is remote and postcard-perfect with its unique geographical and glacial history. With the tallest mountains in Connemara - the majestic Mweelrea Mountain range - as a backdrop, there's nowhere better to get away from it all.
 
Killary Harbour
Killary Harbour (below) is Ireland's only "fjord". It is disputed that it was actually formed by glaciers. It forms the border between parts of counties Galway and Mayo. It's 16 kilometers long and in the center it's over 45 meters deep.
On its Northern shore lies the mountain of Mweelrea, 817 meters high.
 

Killary Harbour Connemara County Galway

 

 

 
Towns & Localities in County Galway

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Connemara | Corrandulla | Dunmore | Galway City | Glenamaddy | Gort | Headford | Kinvara | Leenane | Loughrea | Milltown | Monivea
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