Leenane

Connemara, Co. Galway around Mayo in the West of Ireland

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The beautiful rugged countryside and tumbling waterfalls around Leenane are colourful examples of some of the finest scenery in the west of Ireland and far beyond. Nestled beneath the Maamtrasna and Maamturk mountains, Leenane is a village on the Mayo-Galway border, at the head of Killary harbour, Ireland's only fjord.

The unspoilt wilderness of the area coupled with modern amenities and tourist attractions make Leenane one of the 'must see' and very desirable destinations for visitors to Connemara, and tourism is probably the biggest local employer.

Leenane is enriched by the many contrasts that its natural landscape offers, from the cool blue of the ocean to the deep green of the hills in summer, and from the deep purple heathers to the russet autumn mountains that surround this tranquil haven. It is this enrapturing natural beauty that has been attracting visitors to the region for more than 150 years.