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 cultural retreat has won numerous national and international awards for innovative cultural experiences; visitor satisfaction; sustainable restoration and environmental stewardship. Awards include a 2009 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’.

The latest news from our Blog

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‘Anois teacht an Earraigh’… i gCnoc Suain!

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

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The Phoenix Awards

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Cnoc Suain cultural retreat received a prestigious international Phoenix Award...

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Experience wins out!

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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


Tourism Ireland board meets at Cnoc Suain

May 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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