Omey island is a tidal island located near Clifden on the western edge of Connemara. At low tide, it is possible to drive or walk across the large sandy strand to the island. At high tide, you and your car would be under water!
On one day each year, a temporary town of sorts pops up on the strand as soon as the tide's gone out enough to venture out onto the sand. There's then a rush of activity to get the strand ready for hosting the Omey Races. The races need to conclude, and everything packed up again before the tide comes in again. Truly a one of a kind event!