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Roundstone

If you’re seeking amazing mountain views and a spectacular coastline, the picturesque little fishing village of Roundstone should be top of your list. A bustling harbour, traditional bars and top class seafood restaurants and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination in Connemara.

The popular seaside resort of Roundstone is located in the heart of Connemara, at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain and overlooking the Atlantic. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery on all sides it’s a fantastic base for a relaxing break.
 
Founded in the 1820′s by Scottish Engineer, Alexander Nimmo, the village was populated by Scottish fishermen. A Franciscan Monastery was built in 1835 and within 5 years the village had a prosperous fishing industry. Roundstone’s name comes from the Irish “Cloch Na Ron” (Rock of the Seals).

The locality has many historical, geological and scenic points of interest. The remains of an ancient monument to St. Brendan can be found on Inishnee (a small island in Roundstone Bay) and you’ll also come across the remains of various other Christian settlements on nearby islands. The ruins of a 15th century Dominican Priory can be found 2 miles north of Roundstone.

For a holiday memento the village has a traditional craft centre where you can buy pottery, musical instruments and silver, Celtic jewellery as well as hand crafted stoneware.

If you’re a fan of the great outdoors Roundstone has a lot to offer. Nearby Dogs Bay and Gurteen Beach are great for swimming or just splashing about, or you can enjoy a pony trek on one of the famous Connemara ponies. Check out nearby Connemara National Park or you can climb to the summits of Errisbeg Mountain or the 12 Bens Mountains.


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Connemara Adventure Challenge (06th May 2017)
The Connemara Adventure Challenge covers 3 separate disciplines - trail/mountain running, kayaking and cycling.
Fleadh na gCuach (29th April - 01st May 2017)
The Cuckoo Fleadh in the village of Kinvara has become a showcase for the best in traditional music, attracting musicians from all over Ireland and...
Connemara Mussel Festival (28th - 30th April 2017)
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
Connemara International Marathon (23rd April 2017)
2017 is the 16th Connemara Marathon, taking runners past stunning mountains and beautiful glacial lakes.
Cúirt International Festival of Literature (23rd - 30th April 2017)
Cúirt International Festival of Literature is an annual celebration of the very best of contemporary writing in poetry, fiction and memoir.
Galway Theatre Festival (18th - 23rd April 2017)
The 9th annual Galway Theatre Festival promises an expanded programme with more venues this year.
Galway Food Festival (13th - 17th April 2017)
Exceptional food producers and renowned Galway chefs will host a variety of events throughout the city to celebrate 100 Years of Irish Food.
Clifden Traditional Music Festival (06th - 09th April 2017)
A weekend of the very best of Irish music, song and dance with concerts, sessions, workshops and outdoor entertainment.
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