10 Things to Do in Letterfrack That You Shouldn't Miss

July 16, 2017 Viva Honore

Letterfrack or Letterfrac (Irish: Leitir Fraic meaning "The Speckled Hill") is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. It was founded by Quakers in the mid-19th century. The village is approximately 3 kilometres (2 miles) west of Renvyle and 15 kilometres (9 miles) north-east of Clifden on Barnaderg Bay and lies at the head of Ballinakill harbour. Letterfrack contains the visitors centre for Connemara National Park.
Restaurants in Letterfrack

1. Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore, Ireland +353 95 52001
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Set in a dramatic landscape, Kylemore is an ideal destination for a day out. From it’s beginnings as a romantic gift in the 1860s to becoming home to the Benedictine Nuns in 1920, Kylemore is steeped in history and tales of tragedy, romance, engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits, spirituality and education. Experience the Victorian atmosphere of the restored rooms of the abbey and gothic church. Explore the magical Victorian Walled Garden, nature trails and woodland walks.

Reviewed By lancstraveller2000 - Blackpool, United Kingdom

What a really magnificent tourist attraction. The house is spectacular with an amazing if not somewhat tragic history.. The grounds are extensive with some breath taking views. The Victorian walled garden was very relaxing. Everything gave an insight of how people used to live. I had lunch in the cafe, which was of an excellent quality with a good choice. The food and drink pricing was just okay, but definitely towards the top side of what could be considered value for money. They clearly have a captive audience and don't have competition from a cafe just around the corner. There is a fairly large gift shop but I have to say that I was very disappointed with the offering, which on the whole was expensive, and there seemed to be very little in here for the genuine tourist..

2. Lettergesh Beach

Letterfrack, Ireland
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Lettergesh Beach

Reviewed By natashawhite09 - Wexford, Ireland

such a beautiful beach, unfortunately the water is infested with sea lice from the
salmon farms nearby, myself and the kids were bitten to pieces, its very sad that the water has been ruined like this, the beach and surrounding area are just truly stunning, but of course when at the beach kids want to swim, :(

3. Renvyle Beach

Tully Beg, Renvyle, Ireland
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Renvyle Beach

Reviewed By John F - Southport, United Kingdom

huge expanse of white sand-very clean beach-beautiful scenery; we took our dog who really enjoyed it too! There is parking for about 10 cars too.

4. DK Connemara Oysters Ltd

Ballinakill Bay, Dawros, Letterfrack, Connemara, Dawros More, Ireland +353 87 918 6997
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5 based on 9 reviews

DK Connemara Oysters Ltd

Oysters have been farmed in Ballinakill Bay, Connemara since 1893. It is one of the oldest oyster farms in the country. Our oysters are served in local hotels and restaurants as well as being exported worldwide. Join us on our farm tour & see how oysters are grown over a 3yr period from seed to plate. As part of the tour enjoy the taste of a Connemara Oyster fresh from the water.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We enjoyed a hugely interesting tour of the Connemara Oyster Farm this week. Situated in the stunning scenery of Connemara we were treated to an educational and entertaining insight in to the world of an oyster and oyster farm. Thanks to David who looked after...MoreThank you for your kind words & delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us so much.

5. Killary Sheep Farm

Bunowen L51022, Leenane, Ireland +353 87 298 8051
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5 based on 253 reviews

Killary Sheep Farm

contains some of Ireland's most awe-inspiring and dramatic scenery including Killary Fjord. Sheepdog Demonstrations with highly skilled working dogs, feeding the lambs with bottles, Sheep shearing using the hand shears, turf cutting using the traditional method which visitors can try out this ancient method for themselves, walking trails, Great day out for all the family.

Reviewed By FairReviewer55 - Detroit, Michigan

If you are visiting the Connemara area in Ireland, a stop at the Killary Sheep Farm is an absolute must!! Our group of six had the opportunity to visit recently where we viewed a sheep dog demonstration given by Tom, the owner. The level of expertise he has with his highly skilled dogs was astounding. Our visit to the farm proved to be the highlight of our trip. Tom took the time to explain the process of sheep farming, and engaged us in delightful conversations with many good laughs included! The beauty surrounding the farm will take your breath away. Situated on the Mountains overlooking the Killary Fjord, the views are quintessential Ireland – lush green pastures filled with sheep, stone walls running the course of the farm, all leading down to the beautiful fjord below. And if you are lucky (as we were), you might catch a double rainbow or two! Make sure to include this perfect adventure on your itinerary – you won’t want to miss it!!

6. Sky Road

Clifden, Ireland
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sky Road

Reviewed By André L

If you are around the Connomara National Park or Clifden, then this is a must because it's just a quick trip to a fantastic (and free) view!
Even with loads of wind and rain, it was worth it. Must come back when there is some sun.

7. The Lost Valley

Silver Strand, Ireland +353 85 113 9977
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5 based on 78 reviews

The Lost Valley

The Lost Valley offers a unique window into the cultural heritage of the west of Ireland. Indeed it is itself arguably the finest memorial of the Great Irish Famine that remains today. As The Lost Valley is an active working farm, visitors can experience life on the farm with pet lamb feeding for younger adventurers, a working sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration in season on request. Meeting point/Reception is located at the lost valley - Silver Strand, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Reviewed By Justin P - Dublin, Ireland

This is a brilliant 3 hour walk through arguably one of the most unique pieces of historic landscape, certainly on this island, arguably, anywhere!
Ger, the guide, host, owner, farmer, shepherd, raconteur was in his element-a big group, good(ish) weather, and cooperative dogs and sheep.
We've been on a dozen or more visits/tours/trips over the last 5 years in this area, and this certainly ranked among the most memorable.
If you are within 50 miles of Louisburg, then DONT MISS IT,!,, it's unforgettable

8. Cleggan Beach Riding Center - Horseback riding on the beach

Cleggan, Connemara, Co. Galway, Cleggan, Ireland +353 83 388 8135
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Cleggan Beach Riding Center - Horseback riding on the beach

Reviewed By Claire D - Dublin, Ireland

Went on the 1.5hour trek with Judy as our guide. We were a mixed bag of beginners and intermediates and Judy was able to cater to all of us. Even with a nervous rider we were given the best horses to suit our needs and the horses were excellently trained.
The scenery was beautiful and Judy was a friendly and fun guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our trek and will be back!

9. Cottage Handcrafts

8km from Clifden, Moyard H91 YR58, Ireland +353 95 41029
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Cottage Handcrafts

Nestled amongst the rugged landscape of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range, you will find Cottage Handcrafts, our family run business established in 1975. Our shop is filled to the brim with knits and crafts that showcase the best in Irish craftmanship and design. Upon entering our quaint cottage, you will discover an extensive selection of knitwear which we have lovingly sourced from all over Ireland. We offer so many styles to keep you warm from the traditional handknit Aran Sweaters to contemporary capes, jackets and woollen accessories. Our craft range includes the world famous Connemara Marble, handmade pottery and jewellery, local crafts, knitting wool, and paintings from local artists.

Reviewed By solomon5 - Florida

In Ireland's craft shops, you will find a lot of woolens. They are beautiful as were the ones here, but our climate makes them useless. Jewelry, on the other hand, knows no climatic limitations. We looked for a long time and I tried on many things. I finally chose a Connemara marble and silver necklace. My husband got a great money clip with the mechanism he likes; we were both happy. The staff was both patient and helpful and the shop was spacious and uncrowded.

10. Avoca

Clifden - Westport Road, Letterfrack, Ireland +353 95 41058
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4 based on 37 reviews

Avoca

Reviewed By Clurdy - Somerset

Really interesting mixture of locally produced and international goods. Large shopping area, lots to look at. Parking a bit tricky and sadly no cafe but coffee machine! Helpful staff who manage a large area between them efficiently.

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