Here are some photographs Eoghan and I took when we were in An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara (I refuse to use the anglicised 'Connemara'), recently. My mother is from An Cheathrú Rua and we have a family house in the village, conveniently close to An Chistin (the lovely local pub)!
An Cheathrú Rua (or anglicised as 'Carraroe', but only the Irish name is officially recognised) is in south Conamara and hasn't been spoilt by mass tourism. On a peninsula, it has some great little beaches. It is the location for one of NUIG's outlying faculties and many adults come to learn Gaeilge here, along with teenagers. The area will be well-known to many from all corners of Ireland as the place where they went to the Gaeltacht during the summers of secondary school.
Capaillíní Chonamara (Caladh Thaidhg)
Trá an Dóilín (a rare coral strand)
Trá na Reilige (The Graveyard Beach)