Connemara coast

Connemara- is now a National Park of some 5000 acres.  It contains four of the Twelve Pins, including the highest  Benbaun (2395 ft), Diamond hill and land south of Letterfrack.  Native Red Deer have been reintroduced here and there are lots of conservation projects going on. The coastline is also very pretty with lots of inlets.   Here too you can see the famous connemara ponies.  They were probably a cross between a native Celtic horse and Spanish-Arabs imported from Spain in the Middle Ages.  They have unique qualities such as being hardy, sturdy yet naturally elegant.In late summer Clifden  hosts the Connemara pony show.



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