Planning a Trip
Getting There & Getting Around -- From Galway City, Bus Éireann (tel. 091/562000; www.buseireann.ie) provides daily service to Clifden and other small towns en route. The best way to get around Connemara is to drive, following N59 from Moycullen and Oughterard. Or you can take a guided tour. Clifden is 65km (40 miles) west of Galway City.
Visitor Information -- Contact or visit Ireland West Tourism, Aras Fáilte, Foster Street, Galway, County Galway (tel. 091/537700; www.discoverireland.ie/west).The Oughterard Tourist Office, Main Street, Oughterard (tel. 091/552808), is open year-round Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, with extended hours in the summer season. In addition, a seasonal office, open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm between March and October, is maintained at Clifden (tel. 095/21163).