Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, Leenane 1st - 4th May 2020

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 12th 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 2020 event will take place over the May bank holiday weekend.

Connemara Mountain Walking Festival 2020 CANCELLED
With the current government regulations pertaining to the Corvid-19 outbreak now in place and with the safety of our walkers in mind, the difficult decision has been taken to cancel this year’s event. 

A Céid míle fáilte awaits you in Leenane on the shores of the Killary Fjord for our 12th annual Connemara Mountain Walking Festival on the May Bank holiday 2020.

Our goal is the let you experience what this fabulous community has to offer while getting close to some of the best scenery, nature, history and geology along the Wild Atlantic Way. The walks we organise are designed to suit all levels of ability and let you fully immerse yourself in the wild Connemara landscape. We want you to enjoy our area as much as we do.

Explore some wonderful footage from past walks in our gallery of photos on this website.

We are fortunate to have professional guides who not alone are highly trained mountain leaders, but are passionate about what they do to help make your experience all the more worthwhile.

While the festival is organised during the busy season of lambing, for the farm families on whose lands we will be walking some can still find the time to accompany us on the walks, something that can be very rewarding for all. We encourage our walkers to interact and mingle on our walks as some of the best experiences you will have on a Connemara mountain is when you share it with others.

One other very interesting thing, especially for people who are not native Irish speakers is to get your tongue around the names of the mountains, but don't worry as a crash course will be provided before we set off.

Transport to and from the walks is included in the price as well as tea and scones when you finish plus the entertainment for the weekend.
You will not be disappointed if you choose the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival on the May Bank holiday weekend.

Friends Of The Festival

Accomodation Deals

Accomodation Click For Details Details
PeacockesArriving Friday May 1st.

€139 - 2BB 2 Dnr Staying Fri & Sat per person Sharing
€189 - 3BB 3 Dnr Staying Fri Sat & Sun Per Person Sharing
Delphi ResortIncludes Shuttle Bus to/from Village
10 Bed Dorm Bed Only €15 per bed
6 Bed Dorm Bed Only €17 per bed
Connemara Coastal Cottages10% off to anyone who books accommodation. The code to use is - WalkFest20
Self Catering Leenane VillageLeenane. 3 night minimum , 3 bedroom, sleeps 6/7 Contact 083 3768 526

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