2019 - 11th Anniversary

 

Enjoy a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. This May will be the 11th year of the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival (formally the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival) which has become a major event on the calendar for Connemara and the region. The 2019 event will take place over the May bank holiday weekend.

This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 3 walks from Strenuous to low level. The 2019 the programme includes: Mweelrea, Derryclare, Ben Gorm & Glenawough. The C walks include the Maunmean & the Killary Fjord Famine Trail.


Each walk is guided by qualified, experienced guides and covered by public insurance. Another unique element of the festival is that the local farmers get involved with guiding the walks and share their vast knowledge, folklore and history of the land. With the farmers involvement in the event, they kindly grant the participants permission to cross their lands and visit areas that are not normally open to the public. Transport to and from starting and finishing points will be provided as well as tea/coffee & scones at various local businesses at the end of each day.

Weekend Entertainment

But there isn’t just walking, the evenings are full of great FREE entertainment all of which is based in Leenane Hotel and also open to non walkers and locals.

Further Information

Visit the all new website at connemaramountainwalkingfestival.com for all the info you need.

Walking At Other Times Of The Year

If you would like to do a walk in the area at other times of the year you could try the Western Way with its new upgraded section. For full details click here.

There are also many mountain guides based locally. Contact us for further information.