Photos from Connemara


'Connemara' derives from the tribal name Conmacne Mara, which designated a branch of the Conmacne, an early tribal grouping that had a number of branches located in different parts of Connacht. Since this particular branch of the Conmacne lived by the sea, they became known as the Conmacne Mara. (Sea in Irish is muir, genitive mara, hence 'of the sea'. The beautiful coast of Connemara consists of many peninsulas, fjords or natural harbours and many islands. The mountains of the Twelve Bens occupy the center of Connemara.

connemara sky road panorama

Panorama along the Sky Road near Clifden

 

roundstone

Roundstone Harbour

 

Mweenish

Bluebell fowers on Mweenish / Maínis island

 

mweenish island

looks like Brittany but it's on Mweenish / Maínis island

 

stone wall conneramara

Heather and stone wall on Mweenish / Maínis island

 

sky road

The Twelve Bens from the Sky Road, near Kill

 

dogs bay

Dogs Bay from the hill near Roundstone

 

lettermullan

Rainbow near Lettermullan on Gorumna Island

 

between Galway and Clifden

On the road between Galway and Clifden
(see a painting from this photo)

 

between Galway and Clifden

Also on the road between Galway and Clifden
(See also a panoramic view from the same spot

 

Clifden harbour

Clifden harbour at low tide

 

gorse

Gorse and a bench, near Clifden

 

Killary harbour

Leenaun, Killary harbour

 

near clifden

south of Clifden (see more panoramas photos)

 

arann island

Cliffs on Arannmore (Arann Island)

 

 
 

 


 

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