Area Highlights

  • Gaeltacht Area
  • Aran Island Ferries
  • Trá an Doilín
  • Irish Summer School
  • Rugged Coastline
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Ceantar na nOileán
  • Angling
  • Galway Hookers
  • Irish Culture & Traditions

Description Of The Area

Carraroe/An Cheatrua Rua, is situated in the South Connemara. Being a Gaeltacht village, Carraroe is one of the most important areas for promoting Irish culture.

With its coastal rural location Carraroe has become a popular tourist destination for all ages to enjoy. Not only is Carraroe wedged between Casla Bay and Greatman’s Bay, but it also has the whole series of islands composed of Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined by a causeway to the mainland. With its many winding roads there is a great character and old world atmosphere to be found here.
During the Summer months Carraroe is a bustling and thriving village and sees a large influx of young people into the village and surrounds to attend its Irish language Summer Schools. For three weeks students come to the area to be immersed in the language and culture and stay in local houses to experience the real Connemara welcome.
With its many fine beaches its an excellent area for swimming, snorkelling, diving and many other water sports. Check out Tra an Doilin, which was awarded the blue flag and which also has a lifeguard during the bathing season.
The Féile an Dóilín is one of the west of Ireland’s premier maritime festival’s and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August Bank Holiday weekend. The festival revolves around the ancient and beautiful Galway Hooker boat.

The golf enthusiast is also catered for with the Connemara Isles Golf Club located nearby. With its coastal location, it’s a challenging but very memorable golf experience!

Cottages in Carraroe

Map Of The Area

View An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) in a larger map