GALWAY-Connemara: Oughterard~MaamCross~Leenane~Killary Fjord.

A Wednesday day trip through the wilds of Connemara.

The hour and half drive from Galway City takes you deep into the wilderness with the Maumturk mountains & 12 Bens accompanying you for the journey, as well as countless sheep!  After a brief stop in Oughterard I continued on and the weather picked up as we got into Leenane.

As you enter Leenane, Killary harbour becomes visible and the stunning landscape hits you, and this impact has not faded on repeat visits.  The drive around (Republic of Ireland’s only) fjord gives you a 360 degree view of the spectacle and as you climb in altitude so too do the sheep!

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Herron?

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By the lake in Oughterard.

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A very foggy dull start to the day in Maam.
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overtaking the main road users of the area!

 

Connemara traffic jam!

 

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mayo side!
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galway side!
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The charity cycle CROSS Atlantic 1000 in remembrance of Tony Fenton &to raise money for cancer research. text LEGENDS to 50300 to support!
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Killary Fjord getting dull again.
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View from the Pier, so pretty, nice spot for picnic.
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My favourite shot from the day, so peaceful, with only the howling of the wind & the baaing of the sheep to be heard!
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chillin’
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howya!
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Zoomed in to convey the height of surrounding mountains.
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Moody clouds threatening to rain!
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Lush green grass, sun attempting to break through the clouds.
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pier shot
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Kayaks down by the pier side of the fjord.
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Existential Sandy!
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The 12 Bens (I think?)
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It brightened up for a while 🙂
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The sign should have picture of sheep I’m sure they fall off they go up to such a height!

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