|Photo by Tom Fahy|
Noun. Mid-19th century.
[A region in the west of Co. Galway, Republic of Ireland.]
Used attributively to designate things found in or associated with Connemara.
Connemara marble a banded serpentinous marble.
Connemara pony a small hardy breed of horse.
Situated on the very western edge of Europe, Connemara is renowned for its bleak beauty and rugged campestral charm. Its name, Conamara in Irish, is derived from Conmhaicne Mara, meaning 'descendents of Con Mhac of the sea', after the branch of the Conmhaicne tribe that occupied this westerly portion of Ireland in medieval times. From the windswept sandy beaches that shore the Atlantic to the rocky peaks of the The Twelve Bens, the crystal lakes of Roundstone and the pitted blankets of richly-scented peat bog, Connemara is an enchanting and inspiring land full of history, beauty and adventure.
|Me! Hillwalking in Connemara in 2005|
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