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where to stay connemara / the burren

maine,usa
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where to stay connemara / the burren

hi

planning to be in connemara and the burren for two weeks in july. it's the land that is calling me.

i could use some help with accomodations...

i'd really like to camp, some of the time, and perhaps stay in a hostel as well.

any advice or recommendations that you can offer is gladly welcomed....

County Clare...
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1. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

For the Burren part of your question, Kilfenora is a great little village right in the heart of the Burren - and on a bus route, and this hostel is bang in the centre:

http://www.kilfenorahostel.com/

For camping consider:

http://www.doolincamping.com/

http://www.holidayinclare.ie/camp_en.html

Dublin, Ireland
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2. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

Another hostel in the Burren is:

http://www.claresrock.com/

It;'s in a great location for seeing some of the hidden parts of The Burren. You also might be able o find some wild places to camp around here.. .....but don't tell anyone ;-)

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3. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

For Connemara you have plenty to choose from and most popular would be to base yourself in the Clifden area.

Check out: http://www.goconnemara.com

ireland
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4. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

i would try to stay around the Leenane area - it is stunning and the road to louisberg and Westport is amazing.

Leenane is a lovely little village with a couple of nice pubs and a couple of shops - there is also the little boat that will take you around the only fjordd in Ireland. Its beautiful.

maine,usa
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5. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

thank you all for the posts.

plenty of info to follow up on.

thanks so much

maine,usa
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6. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

leenane?

is that connemara or clare?

boston, ma
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7. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

Leenane is in Connemara Co. Galway. If you are staying there be sure to travel the road heading out of town toward Lough Corrib and Lough Mask areas. The scenery along that road is spectacular. Also if you are heading toward Louisburgh that was mentioned previously be sure to research the history of the Famine Walk.

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8. Re: where to stay connemara / the burren

it is in connemara - however you might be thinking about Leenan's PUB in Co. Clare - great fresh seafood and guinness.

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