Nature & Wildlife

Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa is a family owned and operated boutique hotel perfectly positioned on the Slyne Peninsula in the heart of Connemara and The Wild Atlantic Way. Cradled by the Twelve Bens mountain range, white sandy shores and azure blue waters of Mannin Bay, there is no better place from which to explore the unique nature and natural history of the area.

The Slyne Peninsula is also locally known as Errismore - the ‘big peninsula’ as in Gaelic erris is a peninsula and more means big.  Errismore, a Special Area of Conservation, is a beautiful and gentle landscape covered by a patchwork of small traditionally-farmed fields of grassland, gorse and heather heathland, interspersed with small lakes, swamp, bog and fen, and several extensive areas of rare machair grassland and sand dunes.  This maze of habitats, fringed by rocky shore and pristine golden sandy beaches supports a huge range of wildlife.

Whatever the time of year, there is always a great variety of nature and wildlife to be found and seen.

Download our Nature and Wildlife Brochure or take a look below for more Nature & Wildlife Information. 



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