Some define it to be the land contained by Killary Harbour, the Maam Valley, Lough Corrib (as far as Moycullen); a line from there to the sea at Barna and the Atlantic Ocean. The historical territory of Connemara, as defined by the 17th century historian Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh in his book West or H-Iar Connaught, was coextensive with the barony of Ballynahinch, This is a broad peninsula stretching from Killary Harbour on the north to Kilkieran Bay on the south. The boundary runs from the north along the spine of the Maumturk Mountains then along a series of small rivers and across upland west of Maam Cross eventually following the course of the Invermore river before meeting the sea west of the Rosmuc peninsula.

The Connemara country side with its unique scenery is with good reason known as the ‘Emerald Isle’. County Galway arguably one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland lies along the Atlantic coast and to the west of the county lies Connemara.

A wild rocky shoreline gives way to mountainous interior traversed by rivers and lakes. Thanks to the Atlantic and the Gulf Stream, Ireland enjoys a pleasant maritime climate with relatively mild temperatures all the year round.

Screebe House offers a luxury Victorian lodge experience in Connemara. The house retain the character of the original house in furniture and design. Eight bedrooms in the main lodge and in addition to this a further two deluxe rooms in our Spa Lodge located just 10 metres from the main house.


Written by Screebe House