Connemara - Programme One

 

Connemara Aengus Mac Grianna

'Aengus Mac Grianna explores Connemara'

The beautiful village of Carraroe in West Galway was the starting point for one of Ireland’s best known faces, Aengus Mac Grianna, as he walked through the south Connemara Gaeltacht in the first programme in the new Tracks and Trails Series. His route took him northwest towards the pier at Caladh Thadhg before reaching the coral beach at Dóilín on the peninsula’s western tip.

Along the way he met many interesting local characters, among them former Olympic boxer Mike Lally. Further on he headed for Ceantair na nOileán. These islands were once divided from the mainland by tidal channels but were bridged by causeways in the late 19th century. Aengus continued on through Gorumna to Lettermullan the final island of Ceantair na nOileán where the heritage centre was the consuming interest of Lettermullan man, John Bhaba Jack. His final destination was Golam Head. Golam is a desolate promontory with an 18th century signal tower which now serves as a marker of the journey’s end.

You can visit the 'Walking West - Siúil Siar' website for more information on these walking tours

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Carraroe Map with text

For anyone visiting the region, here are a number of other walking trails to consider:

1. Inishnee Loop

2. Diamond Hill

3. New Village Walk

4. Lough Seecon Trail

5. Western Way Galway

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