Festivals & Events

Alcock and Brown 100 Festival @ Clifden, Galway Ireland
Jun 12 – Jul 16 all-day

Alcock and Brown 100 Festival

The Alcock and Brown 100 Festival commemorates the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight.

British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Co. Galway.

The two aviators were awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) a week later by King George V at Windsor Castle.

The celebrations will take place in Clifden in from 12th to 16th June 2019 and will include a range of events including;

  • Talks
  • Guided Tours
  • Traditional Boat Regatta
  • Street Party
  • Music
  • Special Guests
  • Field Trips
  • Documentaries
  • Much More

Please check closer to the date for updates and more information.

Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show @ Maam Cross, Connemara, Co. Galway
Jul 7 all-day

Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show

2019 Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show. The annual Maam Cross Connemara Pony Show includes the following classes;

  • Ponies
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Dogs


  • Judging of Ponies at 10am
  • Judging of Cattle at 11am
  • Judging of Sheep at 11.45am

Dog Show

  • Dog Show at 2pm ( Entries taken on the day )

Notice To Exhibitors

Exhibitors are advised to have their own insurance on the day


  • Judges decisions are final
  • All Foals must be haltered
  • If Mare has Foal, Foal must be shown
Omey Races @ Omey Strand
Aug 4 @ 12:23 pm – 1:23 pm

Omey Races

Omey Races 2019 (horse racing on the beach) on Omey Strand.

Omey is a tidal island located near Claddaghduff, a few miles from Clifden, in the western edge of Connemara. There is a route across the sand to the island and, at high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car. To help in the last moments before the water becomes too deep, there are conventional street signs to indicate the highest route.

The start time depends on the tide but usually around 11.30 and, of course, the finish time also depends on the tide.

For up to date information see the Omey Races Facebook Page.

The Connemara 100 @ Clifden, Connemara
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day

The Connemara 100

The Connemara 100 on the West Coast of Ireland is run over a measured and certified course.

Taking place during the weekend of August 10th 2019, the Connemara 100 is best described as a 100 mile tour of Connemara on foot. The course is simply fabulous, taking participants from Clifden through Letterfrack, Leitirgeish, the Inagh valley, Maam Cross, Leenane, Inagh Valley again,then on to Roundstone, Ballyconeely and back to Clfden to complete 100 miles.

Starting in the centre of Clifden, the course travels north and east towards Letterfrack turning left to Tully Cross. Along the north west Connemara sea side the course travells through Lettergesh and then south towards the main Leenane to Clifden road. A few miles west brings participants onto the Inagh Valley to cover the Connemarathon Ultra course in reverse. A second trip through the Ingah Valley and this time turning westwards along the main Galway to Clifden road. Taking the early road to Ballynahinch, the final stretch passes through Roundstone and then Ballyconeely before returning once again to Clifden for a few quick laps of the town and under the finish.

Connemara Watersports Day @ Glassilaun Beach, Connemara, Co. Galway
Aug 11 all-day

Connemara Watersports Day

Watersports Day on Glassilaun Beach in Aid of Children At Risk, on Sunday August 11th 2019. From 1pm to 5 or 6pm.

As always, Renvyle Watersports Day is being held on Glassilaun Beach, and it has proved itself, over the years, to be a tremendous success, both as a fundraiser and as a great day out for all ages. it’s a wonderful day out for all ages with activities such as boat rides, kayaking, scuba-diving, children’s races, bouncy castle and slide and many more beach activities. A barbeque, drinks and a tuck shop will also be available.

Glassilaun Beach is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in Ireland. This will be a great fun day for all the family; and, by supporting, you are contributing to a very worthy cause. This has to be the event of the summer – do not miss it!

See WaterSports Day On Glassilaun Beach in aid of Children at Risk Facebook page for further information.