Map of Carna

Map of Carna

Hiker enjoying a day exploring Connemara National Park in Galway © Adobe Stock

About Carna

Carna is an Irish speaking village and located in a Gaeltacht area in County Galway. This pretty village on the west coast of Ireland is about 50km from Galway city. It is a truly wonderful holiday destination for a rural retreat and coastal holiday in Ireland. 

In this pretty village, you will find a selection of shops, restaurants, pubs, a pharmacy, café, a petrol station and a hotel. The traditional pubs have many unplanned Irish music sessions in the summer months. Carna also contains a Garda Síochána station, a health centre, and an Irish Coastguard lifeboat. The National University of Ireland also has an Irish-language and educational centre Áras Shorcha Ní Ghuairim situated near Carna. 

An area of outstanding natural beauty this quiet village is situated in the unspoilt Connemara countryside with its ever-changing colours and beauty. From our holiday accommodation in Carna explore the rocky Connemara landscape with its many dry-stone walls and secluded sandy beaches. The area surrounding Carna is a walker’s paradise, with rural trails and coastal walks readily available. 

 Carna is a desired holiday destination and a popular holiday retreat on Ireland’s west coast. There are a variety of local activities including golfing, horse-riding or try the many water-based activities available locally such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing. 

The scenery surrounding Carna is sure to provide a memorable self-catering holiday in Ireland. Our holiday accommodation in Carna is perfect for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a wonderful secluded holiday retreat. 

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