Summer By The Sea

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Jun 2015

Summer By The Sea

With summer finally here, ocean lovers visiting Eldons are in for a treat.  From across the street in Roundstone harbour you can sail around Bertraghboy Bay on the beautiful Galway Hooker “Blath na h’Oige” or hop aboard Joe Conneely’s  “Lady Marylin” for a day’s sea fishing or an evening cruise.  Those who want to get even closer to the Atlantic can even kayak around the bay.

The Galway Hooker Sailings

The Galway Hooker sailings run by Wild Atlantic Adventures from May to September have proved very popular with visitors this year.  It’s easy to see why – what better way to spend a couple of hours than experiencing the stunning Atlantic coastline of Connemara from the deck of this beautiful traditional sailing vessel.   The company also offer full day tours, including a morning spent sailing followed by an afternoon visiting Inis Lachen Island by Currach.  To book or find out more visit

Sea Angling

Sea angling is also a popular activity with the beautifully clean waters off the Connemara coast providing a habitat for a wide range of fish species including Pollack, Ling and Cod.  Joe Conneely of the Roundstone Sea Angling Centre offers full day charters for up to twelve anglers, as well as evening cruises to the islands in Bertraghboy Bay.  He will also take nature lovers on trips to view the wildlife of the Connemara coastline, including the seals that gave Roundstone its name.  Call 087 2871012 or 095 35952 for more info or to make a booking.

Roundstone Outdoors run by Shane McElligot offers a wonderful new way to enjoy the beauty of the coastline around the village.  Shane, an experienced instructor, offers guided tours of the bay by kayak or on stand-up paddle boards for both adults and children.  The tours range from 2 -2 ½ hours and all equipment is provided.  To find out more visit or call Shane at 087 9433440.

With so many ways to explore the Atlantic, Roundstone has never been more of a Sea-goers paradise, and with the Regatta in July, it’s going to get even better!


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