Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, Leenane 3rd - 5th May 2019

Enjoy a unique combination of mountain and sea as Leenane is situated on the edge of Killary Harbour and surrounded by mountains in all directions. This May will be the 11th year of the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival (formally the Leenane Mountain Walking Festival) which has become a major event on the calendar for Connemara and the region.
The 2019 event will take place over the May bank holiday weekend.

This great festival has been designed to suit all levels of walkers from casual low level walks to the more experienced! Each day there is a choice of at least 3 walks from Strenuous to low level. The 2019 the programme includes: Mweelrea, Derryclare, Ben Gorm & Glenawough. The C walks include the Maunmean & the Killary Fjord Famine Trail.

Each walk is guided by qualified, experienced guides and covered by public insurance.

Another unique element of the festival is that the local farmers get involved with guiding the walks and share their vast knowledge, folklore and history of the land. With the farmers involvement in the event, they kindly grant the participants permission to cross their lands and visit areas that are not normally open to the public. Transport to and from starting and finishing points will be provided as well as tea/coffee & scones at various local businesses at the end of each day.

Friends Of The Festival

Accomodation Deals

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SleepzoneSleepzone will offer a discounted €16 dorm bed rate, and twin rooms : €49/night for any walkers.
Killary Adventure 2 nights B&B and 1 dinner for only €70.00pps in an ensuite dorm room
A double/twin room must be booked directly by contacting Reservations on 095 43411 or emailing [email protected] Note: we also have a youth group in that weekend so it will not be just adults in the building
Delphi Adventure ResortAs a partner of the event, we’re delighted to offer our hostel accommodation at a discounted rate during the weekend of the event.

Just use the code: cmwf2019 on our hostel booking page to avail of these discounted rates.

10 Bed Dorm Bed only – €15 per bed (usually €17)

6 Bed Dorm Bed only – €17 per bed (usually €19)

Special Offers

In conjunction with the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, Trailhead Ireland are offering a 20% discount for the month of April on Connemara Maps and Guidebook. The full list of discounted publications can be found at


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