Connemara Activities


  • Horse Riding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Fishing/Angling
  • Walking/Mountain Climbing
  • Places to Visit & See
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Horse Riding  - Diamonds Horse Riding

With our local equestrian centre we can arrange a horse riding to suit all ages and riding abilities.

Pick up from our back door spend the day (or just an hour) trekking the country lanes, beaches and byways on horses that are strong and sure footed in the capable, experienced hands of the equestrian centre staff.

Scuba Diving - Scuba Dive West

Scubadive West: Located on the shores of Killary Fjord just 15 mins drive from our hotel. This purpose built all weather dive centre is Ireland's only all year round dive centre.
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Facilities include dive shop, full rental including dry suits and they provide air and Nitrox to 300 bar.

Scubadive West has been operating from its current location for the past 12 years and has gained a first class reputation for clear visibility Atlantic diving. Scubadive West is a full PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) school. Top


If golfing is your passion. We are situated half way between two great golf courses, the Westport 18 Hole Championship course and the Connemara Championship Links, approx 40 mins drive from each course.

The courses are situated on the Atlantic coast both with magnificent sea and mountain views. We provide transport for groups of over 12.

Walking & Mountain Climbing - Connemara National park

Our hotel is the perfect base-camp for hill walking and climbing in Connemara.

Surrounded by the Twelve Bens, Maam Turks, Maol Reidh and Sheefrey mountains, all just minutes drive and all in sight of our hotel.

Starting from our front door there are many gentle slopes, delightful seaside

Fishing & Angling

Fresh water and sea fishing have long been associated with this area and attract fishing enthusiasts from all over the world.

Ten minutes drive from our hotel are a number of lakes and rivers renowned for the quality of brown trout and salmon.

If you prefer the open sea a sea angling trip from nearby Ballinakill Harbour is a must. The crystal clear unpolluted waters of this hauntingly beautiful harbour offers an abundance of fishing including pollack, mackerel, ling, conger, ray and blue shark. Shore angling is also popular along this coastline, and there are many superb locations for beach and rock fishing. Top

Places to Visit

Kylemore Abbey & Walled Victorian Garden

A trip to the west of Ireland is not complete without a visit to Kylemore Abbey.

10 minutes drive from Maol Reidh Hotel, Kylemore Abbey is the monastic home of the Irish Benedictine Nuns.

This fairytale castle was built in 1865 by English businessman Mitchel Henry for his wife.

Ocean's Alive Marine Centre

2 miles from hotel Ocean's Alive is situated at Ballinakill Harbour. Features include local maritime history, sealife exhibits, seaside park and picnic areas, pets corner, children's playground.

Island Tours

Dotted along the Altantic coast are numerous islands, nearest to us is Omey Island. Drive or walk into this island at low tide. Sandy beaches, sand dunes, an ancient medieval church ruin and an abundance of wildlife are the features of this tiny island.

A little further on take the ferry from Cleggan to Inish Boffin. With a present day population of 200 this unique island is a haven for nature lovers, unspoilt by modern agricultural methods wild flowers, birds and animals including a colony of grey seals thrive in this natural habitat.

Sea Cruises Killary cruises link

Killary Harbour

15 minutes drive from Maol Reidh Hotel is Ireland's only fjord, experience the natural beauty and spectacular scenery of this 9 mile long inlet from the Connemara Lady luxury sea cruiser with on board bar and restaurant.

Connemara Lady - Sea Cruises

Ballinakill Harbour - Ten minutes drive - Wildlife coastal cruises or sea angling trips of one of Connemara's most beautiful bays.