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Thursday, Oct 19 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Oct 26 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 2 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 9 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Forbairt Chonamara Láir Teo

Carna

Carna in Gaelic means Cairns or heaps                                                      

 

Carna is a small village located in the Connemara Gaeltacht area on the west coast of Ireland.  It is located in an area with scenic views of mountains, peat bogs and sea, approx. 87km/53miles from Galway City and 36.2km/22.5miles from Clifden Town.  Locals are bilingual speaking their native Irish language and English language fluently.  It is an area rich in Irish culture,  singing, storytelling, music and dance.  There is a strong tie with the sea and traditional boat building - currach and Galway hookers. 

 

Situated right off the coast of Carna is MacDara’s Island where there is a sixth century church.  St. MacDara is the local patron saint and the saint of fishermen and sailors, there is a yearly pilgrimage to the island on the 16th July where mass his held.
Other sites of historical interest are a standing stone and a crannog at Lake Scannive (Loch na Scainimhe) 1 mile outside Carna village, also the ruins of a British tower which dates back to the Napoleonic Wars is on Coilín hill just outside Carna village.

 

Activities
The Joe Heaney Festival which features Traditional Singing and Music takes place during  May.  It is a weekend of musical sessions, workshops, children’s singing competition, lectures and dance.
A Festival and traditional boat races held on weekend in  mid July for St. MacDara’s day.
Designated scenic walks, horse riding, kayaking, fishing (lake, shore, sea fishing), local walking club are some of the activities that can be enjoyed locally.  There are also many small beaches within a few minutes’ drive of village.

 

 

Amenities
3 grocery shops, 1 filling station, ATM, 3 pubs, 1 hotel(pet friendly, Laundry/valet service, Disabled facilities, Wi-Fi etc.), B&B’s, GAA pitch, craft shop, holiday homes to rent, Health Centre, Post office, Garda station, Church and pharmacy are all located in Carna Village.
 

   

 

 

Carna 


Tá Carna suite in nGaeltacht Chonamara ar an gcósta Iarthar go Éireann. Tá sé lonnaithe i n-áit le radharcanna álainn de sleibhte, portaí agus an fharraige. Tá sé thart ar 87km/53míle ó chathair na Gaillimhe agus 36.2km/22.5míle ó an baile beag Clochain. Tá na daoine áitiúla dátheangach ag labhairt bhur dteanga dúchais Gaeilge agus ag labhairt an bhéarla líofa ina bhfuil acu. ls ceantar saibhir é lan le cultúr na hÉireann, amhránaíocht, scéalaíocht, ceol agus damhsa. Tá cultúr an fharraige an-laidir sa gceantar seo agus an traidisiún saor bháid - currachaí agus húicéirí na Gaillimhe. 


Tá séipéal ón séú haois ar oileán Mhic Dara ata suite amach ó chósta Chonamara. Is é naomh Mac Dara an pátrún áitiúil agus an pátrún de iascairí agus bádóirí, bíonn Aifreann bliantúil ar an oileán gach bliain ar an 16ú Mí Lúil. Tá suíomhanna stairiúil in aice le Loch na Scainimhe(1 míle ó Carna), tá cloch calanais agus crannóg le feiceáil ann, tá fothracha túr na Breataine ón cogadh Napóileanach(1803-1815) le feiceáil ar chnoc An Choilín in aice le Carna.     


Gníomhaíochtaí

Féile Joe Éinniú - Deireadh seachtaine saoire bainc Mí Bealtaine. Deireadh seachtaine lán le seisiún amhránaíocht agus ceol, ceardlainne, comórtais amhránaíocht do ghasúir, léachtaí agus damhsa. 

Féile Lá Mhic Dara - 16ú Mí Lúil. Rasaí báid agus currachaí traidisiúnta.

Radharcanna siúlóidí, Marcaíocht ar chapall, Kayakadóireacht, Iascaireacht(loch, cladach & farraige). Tá neart tránna thart timpeall an cheantar freisin. 

  

Áiseanna

Tá 3 siopa, Stáisiún breosla, ATM, 3 Theach tábhairne, Óstán, L&B, Páirc CLG, Siopa ceardaíochta, Tithe saoire ar cíos, Ionad sláinte, Oifig an phoist, Stáisiún na nGardaí, Séipéal agus Cogaslann Agatha i gceantar Charna.