Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, Leenane

3rd - 5th May 2024

Discover a unique fusion of mountains and sea in Leenane, situated on the scenic edge of Killary Harbour, enveloped by grand mountains in all directions. The Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, a prominent fixture in the calendars of Connemara and the surrounding region, extends its legacy into September. Immerse yourself in the upcoming Spring 2024 event, set to unfold during the weekend of May 3rd - 5th, 2024. Join us for a captivating experience at the intersection of nature's wonders.

Packed Lunches for the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival available to order now.
Indulge in our mouthwatering packed lunches, expertly prepared each morning for your hiking adventures by our friends at the Purple Door café, nestled in the heart of Leenane Village.
Select from our tantalizing options: classic ham and tangy cheese or creamy egg mayonnaise, both served in a freshly prepared bap. Each lunch includes a refreshing bottle of water, a piece of fruit, and one of the Purple Door's signature cookies.
Available for only €10.50 per lunch (plus a 7% online ordering fee).
Note Online ordering closes 1st May 2024
Click HERE to order or for more information

Embark on an enchanting journey with a warm Céad míle fáilte awaiting you in Leenane, nestled on the shores of the majestic Killary Fjord, during the Connemara Mountain Walking Festival on the weekend of May 3rd - 5th, 2024.

Our primary objective is to provide you with an immersive experience, allowing you to discover the treasures of this vibrant community while basking in the breathtaking scenery, rich nature, captivating history, and fascinating geology along the Wild Atlantic Way. The meticulously organized walks cater to all levels of ability, enabling you to fully engage with the untamed landscape of Connemara. Our aspiration is for you to relish our region as much as we do.

Delve into the beauty of past walks through captivating footage in our online photo gallery. We are fortunate to boast a diverse pool of professional guides—highly trained mountain leaders who are not only experts in their field but are also deeply passionate about ensuring your experience is both enjoyable and memorable.

Though the festival aligns with the busy spring season for the local farm families, whose lands we traverse, many generously find time to join us on the walks, contributing to a mutually rewarding experience. We encourage walkers to connect and share in the camaraderie, as some of the most unforgettable moments in the Connemara mountains are those shared with others.

For those unfamiliar with the Irish language, a delightful challenge awaits as you attempt to pronounce the names of the mountains. Fear not, as a crash course will be provided before we embark on our adventure!

Your journey is made seamless with inclusive transportation to and from the walks, accompanied by a team of fully qualified mountain guides—several from local mountain rescue groups. The festival is comprehensively insured, and your experience is enriched with provided maps, a small souvenir, and a comforting conclusion featuring tea and scones. Immerse yourself in the magic of Connemara, where every step is a discovery and every moment is a cherished memory.

Leave No Trace Ireland

Leave No Trace is an Outdoor Ethics Education Programme designed to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty and exhilaration of outdoor travel and recreation, our collective mark on the environment and its natural processes increases. Litter, water pollution, disturbance of vegetation, wildlife, livestock and other people are all indicators of the need to develop a national ethic that protects both natural and cultural heritage.

Leenane Hotel

Ben Lettery Hostel

Lough Inagh Lodge

Killary Adventure Centre

Share This Page!


Leenane Community Centre
Co. Galway


[email protected]
Phone (General Enquiries):
+353 (0) 872 819 825
Phone (Booking & Payments):
+353 (0) 871 422 452