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Just a few miles yet a whole world away from the bustle of Galway city, the Conamara Gaeltacht lies at the meeting of sea and shore. It is a low and rocky land of inlets and islands, sand and coral beaches, and sweeping Atlantic views. One of the last strongholds of Irish language culture, Irish is spoken as the community’s language here. It has a hugely rich and distinctive living tradition of music, dance, literature and craft, passed on from generation to generation, and which have come to define the deep connection between the land and its people. Turas Chonamara invites you to discover this unique language and landscape, from the locals’ perspective. Come explore the beautiful landscape, take part in local events, and meet its people.

 

Download the TURAS CHONAMARA app and follow the digital and audio map digital and audio map to immerse yourself in the region’s incredibly rich oral and literary culture. Listen to stories, songs and music while you walk the land from which they sprang. Discover hidden gems from locals sharing their favourite places to visit.

 

Eavesdrop on the secret life of place on the  FAOI RÚN site-specific exhibition in Ros Muc which traces the interplay between landscape, climate and human culture.

 

Get to know the Gaeltacht’s people and traditions through the SIÚLACH SCÉALACH series of specially commissioned performed tours, workshops, talks and intimate concerts.

Created by Ríonach Ní Néill, produced by Ciotóg, commissioned by Gaillimh 2020,co-funded by the Fisheries Local Area Group Development (FLAG) programme, with support from National University of Ireland, Galway and RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta