Links überspringen



Leenane or Leenaun (Irish: An Líonán or Líonán Cinn Mhara, meaning “where the tide fills”), is a village and townland in northern County Galway, on the southern shore of Killary Harbour (the only fjord in Ireland), on the northern edge of Connemara.

Leenane is situated on the N59, where the R336 road comes north to meet it, and lies in a valley, on the line of the Maam Valley, between the mountains of Munterowen West and Devilsmother, with a direct view of Ben Gorm mountain to the north, across the fjord. The village is on the route of the Western Way long-distance trail and the Wild Atlantic Way. It is on the southern shore of the Killary Harbour fjord, and has a small harbour.

The village is largely linear, and the main road crosses multiple streams, with the main bridge crossing the Lahill River in the village centre.

In the village are two pubs, a hotel and two guesthouses, one of which is a former convent of the Sisters of Mercy, with a breakfast room in the former chapel. There is also a café, a restaurant and a Sheep and Wool Museum with a shop and its own café, Bia Blas, and a post office and shop, as well as a community centre.

Leenane was the setting for the film The Field and of Martin McDonagh’s plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Lonesome West.

More information at :

Annual Events