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Carraroe Connemara County Galway Ireland
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Carraroe, is situated in the South of Connemara on the coast of Galway Bay. Carraroe is one of the most important areas for promoting Irish culture including song, dance and Irish Summer schools. It is very popular with other Irish-speaking holidaymakers. Not only is Carraroe wedged between Casla Bay and Greatman's Bay, but it also has the whole series of islands composed of Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined by causeway to the mainland. There is an old world atmosphere to be found here, with endless winding boreens and high granite walls leading to now silent turf quays and deserted beaches.

Galway Hookers at Feile an Doilin on Galway Bay
      Galway Hookers at Feile an Doilin

Coral Beach or Tra an Doilin near Carraroe County Galway
          Coral Beach - Tra an Doilin

Féile an Dóilín
Féile an Dóilín is the west of Ireland's premier maritime fesitval, taking place annually on the shores Carraroe on the shores of Galway Bay. Celebrating this unique region's rich maritime history, the festival has something to offer to everyone, young and old. The festival revolves around the ancient and beautiful Galway Hooker boat. From Paráid na bhFathach (Parade of the Giant) to the Parade of Sail, lectures on maritime history and boat-making exhibitions, there really is no better place in Ireland to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend. The aim of Féile an Dóilín is to promote the area's maritime heritage.
Tra an Doilin - Coral Beach
The blue flag beach is noted for its very fine coral. The beach is lifeguarded throughout the bathing season. It is an excellent area to bring snorkellers and novice divers, while allowing the more experienced divers do their own thing.
Connemara Isles Golf Club
          Connemara Isles Golf Club
The captured Giant being brought ashore
     The captured Giant at Feile an Doilin
Connemara Isles Golf Club
Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht. This distinctive island course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers gem. Playing the first 9 holes is a challenge, however playing the back 9 tees is a memory. After the game relax in the friendly atmosphere of Irelands only thatched club house and experience the magical beauty of the Irish language.

For the angler, Loughaunwillin, or Carraroe Lough, lies to the north of the village. It holds a big stock of wild trout averaging about 6 oz, and is stocked with trout averaging 1.5 lb.


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