The name Connemara means 'Inlets of the Sea'. This outstanding
region of brooding scenery is marked by a series of coastal roads,
which wind around small bays and untouched coves and string
together a succession of seaside hamlets.
A little further inland, Connemara reveals a kaleidoscope of
dramatic, quiet valleys and shimmering lakes, all set against the
fantastic backdrop of the Maumturk Mountains and the stony peaks of
the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. Here the region gives an aura of
being undiscovered; much of the community here speaks Irish almost
exclusively. This magnificent landscape, laced with dry-stone
walls, has naturally been attracting visitors for well over a
century and, with the numerous attractions of the area's quiet
villages, is a must for any visit to Ireland.