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The Best of Both Worlds

For consumers, there is something comforting about global brands that guarantee us standardised products, wherever they are purchased around the world.

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Connemara Therapeutic Riding

In 2015 Connemara Therapeutic Riding (CTR) saw the realisation of a dream—the establishment of a permanent therapeutic riding service for Connemara. We have been working towards this for the past few years, and we are finally here! But the reality is way beyond our expectations.

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Galway 2020

In the second half of 2016, Galway City and County were named as Ireland’s Capital of Culture for the year 2020.

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Jemma Elias and Joe Conneely

Connemara is one of those magical places that once you’ve visited, you want to come back again and again.

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The Continuing Story of Kylemore Abbey

If mortar and bricks could talk, what stories would be told by the walls of Kylemore Abbey? For almost 150 years, its halls and stairways have witnessed the lives of many people, all united behind the granite facade to become part of one intriguing history...

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Neasa Cooke and John French

For Neasa and John, keeping their wedding simple and relaxed was really important, and the help of friends made their special day on the island of Inishbofin intimate and unforgettable.

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Laura Larkin and Brian McCaffrey

Laura and Brian are both natives of western Ireland—Laura is from Galway and Brian from Sligo—so their Connemara wedding displayed all the beauty of their roots with all the hope for a grand future together.

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Ethel Reidy and Garrett Coughlan

Garrett and Ethel have always had a special place in their hearts for Connemara, so deciding to have their wedding at the picturesque Rosleague Manor was the perfect way to celebrate their love for one another with friends and family.

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Reframing the Future

The village of Letterfrack, nestled beside Connemara National Park and Diamond Hill, treats visitors and residents to some of Connemara’s most stunning scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. This quiet yet vibrant community is home to the National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology...

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Bespoke Luxury

Connemara Carpets has had more than forty years of experience providing durable luxury carpets of the highest quality to clients worldwide.

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To the End of the Line

The original trail route from Clifden to Galway meanders through some of the most spectacular scenery western Ireland has to offer, but the polarising isolation of Connemara’s many lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges spurred the need to build the original railway track in 1891.

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Guglielmo Marconi

History allows us to look back and appreciate the enormous strides achieved by pioneers in science and technology. Sadly, stories are often forgotten, replaced by the next great advance or discovery...

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A Family Affair

The rugged landscape of Connemara and the fierce beauty of its coastline frame the lives of those who call the west of Ireland home. Its rich history has been formed through centuries of tradition, the unwavering strength of its people, and a dedication to the land.

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A Tradition of Art and Education

The Clifden Arts Festival will shortly be celebrating its fortieth birthday, and it has been getting bigger and better each year.

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Ann-Marie Aspell and Tom O’Neill

Ann-Marie and John’s Christmas wedding was celebrated in the beautiful town of Letterfrack, County Galway, with blue skies and lots of friends and family.‘Tom and I chose to get married in Connemara because I am from Letterfrack,’ Ann-Marie says.

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