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Images of Ireland, The Connemara Mountains Galway

connemara mountains Irish Landscapes Nigel Borrington

Connemara mountains
Irish Landscapes
Nigel Borrington

At the end of last week I visited the Connemara Mountains in County Galway, one of Ireland most beautiful landscape areas.

The weather was just amazing, changing every ten minutes with heavy showers moving very quickly across the mountains and lakes.

I just love this part of Ireland, the mountains here contain the following ranges ….

Mountains in County Galway

Twelve Bens
The Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins (Irish Na Beanna Beola) is a mountain range in Connemara. Dedicated hill climbers can hike all twelve in a single day. The twelve Bens are a group of small mountains that are the dominant feature of the Connemara countryside. They are easily accessible from the N59 or from the villages of Letterfrack or Recess.

Mweelrea Mountains
Mweelrea rising from the northern shores of Killary Harbour, is one of the finest mountain massifs in Ireland. It may be climbed from Delphi following the ridges to the fjord.

Maamturk Mountains
Mammturk Mountains are a picturesque mountain range in North Connemara. They are less well known than their more famous neighbours, the Twelve Bens on the other side of the Inagh Valley. They are not very big (max 667m) but a pleasant climb in fine weather, with superb views and no congestion.

Mount Gable
Mount Gable (1370 feet) is one of the most beautiful and scenic mountain walks in Ireland. It dominates the isthmus between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask and guards one of the major routes into Connemara from the east. The starting point for a walk is approximately 2km from the village of Clonbur.

Slieve Aughty Mountains
The Slieve Aughty Mountains are a mountain range spread over both County Galway and County Clare. The highest peak in the Slieve Aughty Mountains is Maghera in Clare which rises to 400m (1,314ft). The mountain range consists of two ridges divided by the Owendallaigh river which flows west into Lough Cutra.

6 responses

  1. Like the photo – makes me want to go there but have never been to Ireland

    January 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    • Hello Diana πŸ™‚

      Thank you, you would be welcome here anytime , I know you would get some great images πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm

  2. Stunning Image πŸ˜‰ Every time I see your posts I long (even More!) to see my Beloved Isle πŸ™‚

    January 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    • Hi Morgan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you liked it, I really enjoyed taking it for sure πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I hope you get to visit one day soon , I know you would loved it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      • I do as well. It would be a long visit, thats for sure, in order to take in as many places as I long to see πŸ˜‰

        January 25, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  3. Not much of a hiker anymore, but the photo sure is tempting!

    January 26, 2016 at 3:57 am

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