Tearmann aoibhinn, fianaise ar stair na muintire, údar cheiliúrtha ar shaothar na nglúnta a bhí, lón anama dá bhfuil le teacht.

Connecting people with culture, creativity, nature & landscape in a restored Connemara hill-village (clachán) on 200 acres of natural wilderness.

“A beautifully restored hill village that sits on layers of Irish history, Cnoc Suain offers a thorough immersion in local culture. It is serving as a trailblazer and a powerhouse in promoting sustainability and mindfulness of the earth’s – and mankind’s – precious resources.”
Global Vision Award Winner 2010 – Travel & Leisure Magazine

Surrounded by ancient blanket bogland, overlooking mountains, river, lake, and sea, Cnoc Suain, an award­-winning cultural retreat, with cottages dating back to the 17th century, offers memorable cultural experiences and relaxing peaceful stays.

Located in the Conamara Gaeltacht (Gaelic­-speaking area of Connemara), we offer a unique window into Irish Gaelic culture, both traditional and contemporary. Close to nature, our sustainably restored cottages are available for private holiday rental at certain times of the year.


Cnoc Suain has won numerous national and international awards for innovative cultural experiences; visitor satisfaction; sustainable restoration and environmental stewardship.

Awards include Ireland’s Best Cultural Experience at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017; 2009 The Guardian ‘World Ethical Travel Award’; 2010 Travel + Leisure ‘Global Vision Award’; 2015 WRTA ‘World Responsible Tourism Award’ and 2015 Society of American Travel Writers ‘Phoenix Award’. Please click the badges for more information!

   Please note
Due to limited capacity and the fragile bogland environment surrounding the hill-village, visitor numbers are carefully managed.
Cnoc Suain is not open to the public on a ‘drop-in’ basis. Pre-booking on-line essential for cottage stays and cultural experiences.

The latest news from our Blog

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Experience wins out!

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Experience wins out!

Cnoc Suain was honoured to have been recognised as ‘Ireland’s ‘Best Cultural Experience’ at the […]

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‘Anois teacht an Earraigh’… i gCnoc Suain!

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Anois teacht an Earraigh’… i gCnoc Suain!

With the first day of spring came our first group of the year, enthusiastic students […]

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World Responsible Tourism Awards

January 6th, 2016|Comments Off on World Responsible Tourism Awards

Having won the inaugural Irish Responsible Tourism Award for Cultural Heritage earlier in the year...


Tourism Ireland board meets at Cnoc Suain

May 20th, 2016|Comments Off on Tourism Ireland board meets at Cnoc Suain

Oíche chaidrimh agus chultúir i gCnoc Suain!

We were delighted to have the board and senior […]

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Chefs go wild for Woodruff!

June 26th, 2015|Comments Off on Chefs go wild for Woodruff!

Rachel Allen & Enda McEvoy experimenting with foraged woodland delicacies at Cnoc Suain...

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Meet in Galway

November 18th, 2014|Comments Off on Meet in Galway

Cnoc Suain is very proud to be a part of Meet in Galway, which promotes Galway...