Leenane is a place of contrasts. Situated at the head of Killary harbour, a 16km Fjord, it nestles under the Maamtrasna and Maamturk mountains on the Galway-Mayo border.
The area has been inhabited since prehistory, evinced by ancient tombs and the potato ridges climbing the mountains. Leenane is famous for the stunning and varied beauty of its location. It is this which has been attracting artists, sportsmen, geologists and leisure seekers for over 150 years. The contrasts of sea and mountains offer vistas alive with colour; the intense green of the hills in summer, the oranges and russets of the autumn mountains, the slate blues of the winter seas. Sheep dot the high hills, roaming wide and free, and salmon can be seen leaping the beautiful Aasleagh falls at the head of the fjord.More
The Leenane Village website is split over a number of sections to make it easier to get to the information you require. See below for an outline of what you can find and where to find it...
Explore all that Leenane has to offer the holidaymaker, from exhilarating mountain walks to decadent spas and romantic restaurants, Leenane can offer all this and more complete with the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.Enter
Day to day news from the village, for the village! Keep up to date with the latest news and local events as well as weather, tide tables and reports from the LDA and updates from the parish newsletter.Enter
This is the section of our site offering information and resources concerning our local businesses. See what Leenane's businesses can offer youEnter
Leenane Village hosts several long running festivals and shows throughout the year. Visit this section for a calendar and more information.Enter