Recess isset beside Glendalough Lake and mountain scenery and is a very scenic stop along the Connemara Loop. The Derryclare Lough stretches along the glaciated valley of Lough Inagh , dividing the Twelve Bens from the Maamturk Mountains. Recess is a well known angling resort and is famous worldwide for its green Connemara Marble quarries. The marble quarries can be found at the lower slopes of the Mountain ranges.
There is also a Shrine to St. Patrick in Recess called Mámean, people go for a pilgrimage here on the first Sunday of August every year.