Hillside Lodge, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation, Clifden, Connemara, Galway
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Things to do in and around Connemara.

There are many great outdoor activities on our doorstep. Here is a short a list of top 8 top things to do when you stay. We are happy to arrange any activities you may wish to particiapte in.


We can arrange guided walks for you with our local walking guide Paul Phelan.
Connemara National Park is a 25 minute drive from Hillside Lodge. You can walk the famous Diamond Hill – the most visited mountain in Connemara.
For a gentler 15 minute stroll you can visit the old ruins of Clifden castle, the entrance gate is just accross from our house.


Visit Kylemore Abbey and Gardens a 30 minute drive from us. Stay for lunch in their new tea rooms and admire the view.
You can also visit Dan O'Hara's Homestead - Connemara's Heritage and History Centre. Located 5 minutes outside Clifden town on the Galway N59 road.

Fabulous Fishy Food Trail

After sampling the delights of locally Smoked Salmon with our breakfast take a scenic drive out towards Ballyconnelly and visit the source of this delight at the famous Connemara smokehouse.
Drive a little further to the scenic fishing village of Roundstone for a spot of lunch at O'Dowd's where you can sample excellent seafood chowder and crab claws.

Golf by the sea

It is a 30 minute drive to the Championship Golf course by the sea offering a 72 par course located in Ballconneely.

Horseriding by the sea

Located by the Ballyconnelly golf course the Point Pony Trekking Center offers treks across wide open country side and soft sandy beaches.

Scuba Diving

Located in the beautiful coastal area of Renvyle about a 40 minute drive from Hillside Lodge. Scuba diving offer's you a completly different submerged view of Connemara.


The coast of Connmara is famous for it's fresh water and seafishing. John Britton our local skipper will organise a chartered day out for you.

Music and the craic

Clifden town offers an abundance of live music and probably the best pint of Guinnes in Ireland.
Checkout YouTube videos for the following pubs. J.Conneely's, Mannion's Pub
Other bars who do entertainment, Griffens, Lowreys, Vaughans, Guys, E.J.King's and Mullarkey's. Slainte!!

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