The Twelve Hotel Galway is at the gateway to the rugged beauty of the unique landscape of Connemara in County Galway in the West of Ireland. Connemara also has the highest proportion of Irish speakers in Ireland and is a region that is very proud of its traditional Irish heritage and culture.
The Twelve Hotel is situated on the Galway Bay Coast road just 10 minutes from Galway city centre, 8 minutes from Spiddal and 15 minutes from Carraroe in the heart of Connemara.
The highlights of Connemara include:
Kylemore Abbey was originally built in 1868 and is now the home to the Irish Benedictine Nuns. Facilities at Kylemore include a visitor's centre, restaurant, Gothic church, gardens, lake and mountain walks, pottery, craft and souvenir shop.
The Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre at Letterfrack, includes an exhibition on the boglands of Connemara, an audio-visual introduction to the Connemara National Park and nature trails.
Day boat trips can be made to the unique Aran Islands from Rossaveal only 15 minutes drive from The Twelve Hotel. The Aran Islands is considered the foothold of Irish culture and heritage in Ireland and is well worth a visit.
Connemara had a unique range of habitats, in such a small area, from islands, deep oceans, beaches, grassland, bog, lake, river and mountain. Horse riding and pony treking are a great way to explore Connemara especially on the world renowned Connemara pony. There is numerous fishing spots on rivers lakes and the sea for salmon, trout, cod and tuna in Connemara.
For the hiking and mountaineering in enthusiast The Twelve Bens mountains providing excellent walking and climbing opportunities to explore the beauty of Connemara.
Connemara Festivals & Connemara Events:
The Connemara marathon takes place in March of each year with The Twelve Hotel offering special offer deals in the run up to the event.
The Connemara pony show runs throughout the month of August in the town of Clifden.
The Twelve Hotel is ideally located near Spiddal, Inverin, Rossaveal and Carroroe along the Connemara coastline in Galway.
For more information see this video www.ratsass.tv/connemara