Area Highlights

  • Connemara National Park
  • Gateway to Renvyle Peninsula
  • Diamond Hill
  • Conamara Bog Week
  • Conamara Sea Week
  • Traditional Music, Song & Dance
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Shops, Bars & restaurants
  • Fishing
  • Astonishing Scenic views

Description Of The Area

Letterfrack village is a small bustling village located beside the ocean, overlooked by the majestic Diamond Hill and surrounded by Connemara National Park. Letterfrack is steeped in culture and heritage and many festivals take place here annually including Bog Week and Sea week, which see many events take place including talks, discussions, workshops, traditional music sessions, hill walking and many more activities. The village is a great place for families and children as all premises are child friendly and special family days are held on the village green during the summer.

There is plenty to do and see in the village and surrounds, including a walking track which leads all the way to the top of Diamond Hill. This walk is suitable for even the most inexperienced hill walker and the views from the top are absolutely spectacular. On a clear day you will see a panoramic view for miles around.

The Connemara National Park is accessible from Letterfrack and here you will find many ways of enjoying the unique Connemara countryside through guided walks and activities, including children’s activities such as bird watching, ponding, arts and crafts and nature trails. The park has a wonderful children’s playground and picnic area and is also home to the lovely park tea rooms.  Admission and all activities in Connemara National Park are free of charge.

The village boasts an array of fine bars and is well known for its lively traditional Irish music sessions. It’s many bars and restaurants restaurant all look out onto the village green, which also has a children’s play area. If you fancy a picnic you will get everything you need at the Country Store, a well stocked village shop. Sea fishing trips and boat cruises are available from the local piers and trout and salmon fishing is available on the local rivers and lakes.

The old Letterfrack industrial school is now home to the GMIT furniture college. Also in the grounds of the old school are a community hall, restaurant, Connemara Radio station and a wide array of small craft shops.

The world famous Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens are close by and offer the visitor a breath taking experience. You will also find craft shops and a wonderful restaurant and tea rooms within the grounds.

Letterfrack is a small village with an abundance of things to see and do.

Map Of The Area