There are numerous fabulous walks, not least the famed Sky Road Loop, which passes above the cottage around the Eyrephort peninsula.
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The area is dominated by the majestic Twelve Bens (or Pins), a series of craggy mountains in Connemara National Park that are a magnet to the serious hill walker.
For Golfers, the magnificent and scenic eighteen hole Connemara Championship Golf links is just 20K away.
Keep your eyes open for the hardy Connemara Pony. A breed collected internationally, they are known for their athleticism, versatility and good disposition.
Every July, the Ballyconneely pony show attracts people from the surrounding county to exhibit livestock and enjoy the travelling funfair.
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How to get there - Car essential..
By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport - approx 2 and half hours from house.
Dublin Airport - approx 3 and half hours from house.
By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house