Area Highlights

  • Omey Races
  • Festival of the Sea
  • Claddaghduff Pony Show
  • Omey Island
  • Aughrus Peninsula
  • Anchor Beach
  • Very Scenic Area
  • Looped Walks & Cycles
  • Shops
  • Bars & Restaurants

Cottages in Claddaghduff

Description Of The Area

Claddaghduff village is located on the Aughrus Peninsula, an area seeped in beautiful rugged scenery with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its shores. Cleggan village lies to the north of the Aughrus peninsula, and Claddaghduff village to the south. The peninsula itself is home to many sandy beaches with magnificent views of the off shore islands. Omey Strand is the largest of the beaches and it is possible to drive or walk across the strand on low tide to visit the offshore tidal island, Omey Island. Rosadillisk and Sallerna beaches are more beaches to note in the area, providing beautiful white sandy beaches and views of the Atlantic and Cleggan Head. Claddaghduff, to the south of the peninsula, is a busy little village overlooking Omey strand and with a shop, bar, community hall and a church. Between Cleggan and Claddaghduff you will find some lovely scenic routes along the coastline, including the Aughrus Loop. On this loop you will see Aughrus Lake, green meadows, and Anchor Beach, named locally after old ships anchor which is deeply buried there. The anchor is a relic of a ship which was wrecked off Aughrus Point in 1890 after getting into difficulty at Slyne Head in stormy seas. The Cleggan & Claddaghduff areas are busy with various festivals throughout the summer months with such events as the Dusty Banjo’s Music Festival, The Claddaghduff Pony Show, the Festival of the Sea, the Omey Dash Triathlon and the Omey Races. Cycle and walking routes are plentiful along the small by-roads throughout the Aughrus Peninsula, with most leading to small sandy beaches, offering fantastic views of the Atlantic and the off shore Islands. You are sure to find a nice picnic spot to enjoy along the way. Take some time to explore the area, stop off for some fresh seafood dishes and enjoy the atmosphere, the culture, the heritage and the wonderfully rugged scenery.

Claddaghduff village is located on the Aughrus Peninsula, an area seeped in beautiful rugged scenery with the Atlantic Ocean lapping against its shores. Cleggan village lies to the north of the Aughrus peninsula, and Claddaghduff village to the south. The peninsula itself is home to many sandy beaches with magnificent views of the off shore islands. Omey Strand is the largest of the beaches and it is possible to drive or walk across the strand on low tide to visit the offshore tidal island, Omey Island. Rosadillisk and Sallerna beaches are more beaches to note in the area, providing beautiful white sandy beaches and views of the Atlantic and Cleggan Head.

Claddaghduff, to the south of the peninsula, is a busy little village overlooking Omey strand and with a shop, bar, community hall and a church. Between Cleggan and Claddaghduff you will find some lovely scenic routes along the coastline, including the Aughrus Loop. On this loop you will see Aughrus Lake, green meadows, and Anchor Beach, named locally after  old ships anchor which is deeply buried there. The anchor is a relic of a ship which was wrecked off Aughrus Point in 1890 after getting into difficulty at Slyne Head in stormy seas.

The Cleggan & Claddaghduff areas are busy with various festivals throughout the summer months with such events as the Dusty Banjo’s Music Festival, The Claddaghduff Pony Show, the Festival of the Sea, the Omey Dash Triathlon and the Omey Races.

Cycle and walking routes are plentiful along the small by-roads throughout the Aughrus Peninsula, with most leading to small sandy beaches, offering fantastic views of the Atlantic and the off shore Islands. You are sure to find a nice picnic spot to enjoy along the way.

Take some time to explore the area, stop off for some fresh seafood dishes and enjoy the atmosphere, the culture, the heritage and the wonderfully rugged scenery.

Map Of The Area