The Twelve Bens Connemara
The Twelve Bens (sometimes called Twelve Pins) take in the many of the highest mountains in the West of Ireland. The Glencoaghan horseshoe, taking in six of the Bens, is one of the best known and most popular walks in Connemara. In contrast to the Wicklow mountains � which are mostly covered in raised bog and heather � the Connemara summits, and Twelve Bens in particular, are quite barren and rocky quartzite peaks.
Located just over an hours drive from Galway, the horseshoe can be walked in 7-9 hours. On a good day the hiker can get views north to Mweelrea and Achill, west to Clifden, east to the Maamturk Mountains and south towards Galway Bay and the Aran Islands.
Print Size: 450mm x 320mm (17 3/4″ x 12 1/2″Approx)