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|Hens Castle, Maam – Caislean-na-Circe located on Lough Corrib between Maam and Doon, free from islands except for the rock on which the ancient Hen’s Castle of the O’Connor’s and the O’Flaherty’s stands. The castle was home of the great pirate Queen of Connemara, Grace O`Malley, who lived in the time of Queen Elizabeth 1 of England. The Lord Justice, in 1225, caused Odo O’Flatherty to give up Kirk Castle to Odo O’Connor, King of Connaught; for assurance of his fidelity.|
|Caislean na Circe (built in a night by a cock and a hen according to legend) is one of the oldest mortared castles in Ireland. This Norman keep, placed in the direction of the cardinal compass points, was built early in the 12th Century by the sons of Roderick O’Connor, last High-King of Ireland, aided by their then ally, William Fitz-Adelm, the first de Burgo (later Burke). This castle which occupies almost the entire island had a troubled history, being stormed and besieged many times, not the least of which was the celebrated occasion when Grainne Mhaol (Grace O’Malley) personally defended it. It continued to be occupied as a castle until it finally succumbed to the Cromwellian soldiers in 1654.|
times. Visit the restored head gardeners house, garden boys’ bothy and glass houses. In their glory days the glass houses were second only to those of Kew Gardens!
treatment and have contributed towards curing all sorts of ailments for centuries. Salt water is essential for the release of all the wonderful minerals within the seaweed. Overlooking Killary harbour you can relax within a tranquil setting to de-stress.
include award winning spa experience with a rejuvenating seaweed bath, facial, full body massages, thermal suite and relax areas.
- a variety of beach treks
- mountain treks
- most popular ride is 3 hour beach trek to Omey Island at low tide
- three residential qualified instructors
- over to 30 years expereince; to name a few
- lessons all year round, for all ages and capabilities
- full livery
- breaking and training
- stud services
- horses and ponies to suit all ages and standards
- beautiful scenic bog road trekking
- lessons available
- trail rides
- AIRE approved
- qualified instructors
including smoked salmon, tuna, mackerel; gravadlax and much more.
|Connemara Fisheries, Cornamona – operates a traditional family owned salmon
smokery since 1985 we have been producing smoked salmon from a purpose built
premises in Cornamona which is fully compliant with EU laws governing food
production. Our operation is HACCP approved and the process is carried out
under strict quality and hygiene controls.
|The smokery is owned and
managed by the Sommerville family and it is a matter of personal pride for us
to maintain the highest standards and customer satisfaction.
twenty-five in Connaught, thirteen in Connemara and twelve in the barony of Erris.” By 1870 Red deer were considered extinct in the West of Ireland.
National Park in Letterfrack has also helped the spread of these magnificent animals. The planting of coniferous forest by Coillte (Irish State Forests) has also assisted the success of several native species including the Red deer.
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