Cnoc Suain: Connemara Gaelic Experience
Welcome to an experience like no other, connecting you with the Gaelic way of life - the unique music, nature, language, customs and mysterious ancient bogland of Conamara. Stunning landscape and luminous skies surround you as you journey to the international award-winning sustainably restored hill-village of Cnoc Suain, and later to the picturesque seaside village of An Spidéal. This 2-hour 'Conamara Gaeltacht Experience' is a highly acclaimed half-day excursion, celebrating the indigenous culture and landscape of the Conamara Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking area of Connemara), on the Wild Atlantic Way. Presented in English.
Cnoc Suain (or 'restful hill') will connect you with the unique culture – traditional & contemporary – of the Conamara Gaeltacht through intriguing stories, demonstrations, tastings, live music and dance. Presenters, guides and musicians share their wealth of knowledge and experience with passion and enthusiasm.
Learn about customs and traditions in The Thatched Cottage (pictured); Discover Bogland, Nature and Curiosities in the Field Room; Experience Traditional Irish music, dance & fun in the Meeting House.
Create uniquely memorable photos with stunning backdrops of rugged Connemara landscape and wild Atlantic seascapes on the Gaelic Coast.
Enjoy a relaxing visit (approx. 45-minute) to the beautiful Conamara Gaeltacht fishing village of An Spidéal (Spiddal), on the Wild Atlantic Way. You will be provided with information and suggestions on things to see and do in An Spidéal, including a leisurely stroll along the shores of Galway bay; exploring 'An Ceardlann' craft centre; visiting places of local historical interest or popping in to a village café, pub or restaurant.