/reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/connemara

Copyright The Columbia University Press

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. The Columbia University Press

Connemara

Connemara (kŏnəmär´ə), wild, mountainous region, Co. Galway, W Republic of Ireland, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and Loughs Corrib and Mask. Many mountains, lakes, streams, and glens help make it a well-known vacation area. Most of the villages are found along the coast; Clifden is the chief town. The peat bogs of S Connemara are major fuel sources. Particularly famous is the hardy breed of ponies peculiar to the region.

Columbia

About this article

Connemara

All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic Share Topic