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Mountain View is ideally located with a multitude of attractions within a quick drive. Nestled at the feet of the Maumturk mountains in the breathtaking scenery of the Maam valley, Mountain View is an ideal base for hillwalking, fishing, mountaineering and all outdoor activities.
Just 4km to the west lies Killary Harbour and Fjord, the only Fjord in Ireland. The world renowned Aashleagh Falls is a 6km coastal drive alongside the fjord and boasts spectacular views of Connemara . There is great fishing on the falls and on the Errif river with Aashleagh Fisheries offering full and half day packages.
The picturesque village of Leenane, the true gateway to Connemara, is 4km from the b&b.. There are a couple of lovely restaurants and pubs and it is the docking point of the Connemara Lady, the ship which cruises Killary Fjord. From a family trip in the morning to a romantic sunset cruise, the Connemara Lady is definitely worth a trip. (See killarycruises.com). There is Irish Traditional Irish Music available in Leenane during the summer months.
Letterfrack is approx. 15mins drive from Leenane boasting the Connemara National Park with its beautiful walks, children's playground and ample picnic area. The majestic and historical Kylemore Abbey is also along this route. The bustling towns of Westport and Clifden are only 30km north and south respectively. For more information on the area see leenanevillage.com
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leenanevillage.com Leenane is a place of contrasts. Situated at the head of Killary harbour, a 16km Fjord, it nestles under the Maamtrasna and Maamturk mountains on the Galway-Mayo border.
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