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The Carna Area


In the heart of Gaeltacht, an area where Irish is the everyday language. This is an area rich in ancient culture and tradition. In the sixth century St. McDara built a small church on one of the islands off the coast. Thc unique stone roof of the church has recently been restored. The saints feast day is celebrated on the 16th of July when people make their way to island for the celebration of mass. This is also an area renowned for its skilled boatmakers the best known of these being the Galway Hookers and the small craft used commonly along the west coast called the currach.

Damhros Bay and Seal Cottage (Matthias Horber May 2009) Galway hooker leaving Damhros pier Otter (Les Woodall Sept. 2009) Damhros peninsula in winter 2010 View from lounge window Heron (Arthur Allan 2009)
Letterard, Cashel, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland F: 00353 (0)87 2903609