Area Highlights

  • Renvyle Peninsula
  • Connemara Mussel Festival
  • White Sandy Beaches
  • Sea Cruises
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure Activities
  • Connemara National Park
  • Heritage Monuments
  • Traditional Music, Song & Dance
  • Breathtaking Scenery

Description Of The Area

The tranquil Renvyle Peninsula is perched on the far western edge of Ireland. It is a place which promises relaxation, peace, tranquillity, and fresh sea air and the closeness of nature. Throughout the amazing landscape you will find Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour, where you can take part in scenic coastal cruises and sea angling trips. You will see a variety of sea and cliff birds, grey seals and pods of dolphins which are frequent visitors to the area. The area is home to a large variety of sea birds – wild duck, cormorants, herons, gulls, terns, oystercatchers, guillemots and Curlews and is also home to a small colony of grey seals.

The Peninsula has something to offer people of all ages and interests. The idyllic sandy beaches, swimming, scuba diving, shore angling, lake and river fishing, pony trekking, hill climbing, sea angling charters, an adventure centre, aquarium, maritime museum and coastal cruises will keep all visitors busy with things to do.

Every May Bank Holiday weekend, the area celebrates the well known Connemara Mussel Festival. It includes lots of activities, music, workshops, craft fairs, demonstrations and lots of mussels for all to enjoy!

There is a thriving community living on the peninsula, and it is well served by shops, garages, cafes and bars post office and churches. The villages come alive at night with plenty live music, song and dance in the bars and community halls. Irish nights are held every Wednesday evening during the Summer months in Tullycross village.

Often referred to as an area with the most beautiful landscape in the world, Renvyle is a wonderland of breathtaking views, walking and cycling trails and many adventure activities.
Visit Renvyle point and watch the sunset behind the old castle ruins on a fine Summers evening; it is a sight to behold. Visit the Derryinver Standing Stones, a six stone archaeological land mark, which would have been built to line up with the Winter Solstice.

The area is popular with artists, writers, photographers and adventure seekers with many returning time and time again, such is the lasting impression this tranquil landscape has on them.

The peninsula is home to many beaches with the Atlantic Ocean lapping over the soft sand. One of these spectacular beaches is the ‘white strand’, a long expanse of white sand that would rival any beach in the world. The more adventurous water lovers can explore under water at the local Dive Centre which caters for beginners and experienced divers.

A visit to the Renvyle Peninsula will relax, calm and energise all at the same time.

Map Of The Area