The town is situated on the isthmus between Ballyconneely Bay and Mannin Bay, about 10 km from Clifden (to the north) and 14 km from Roundstone. Ballyconneely is located under the protective wing of the Doon Hill Fort and can boast some beautiful beaches, as well as a 27-hole golf course, besides some shops, pubs, a church and a post office.
Of some interest is the nearby telegraph station from which Marconi sent a message in Nova Scotia in 1907 and the monument commemorating the landing of Alcock and Brown after their transatlantic flight in 1919. From the square where stands the gigantic commemorative wing you can enjoy a beautiful sight of the town of Clifden.
Artifacts and some evidence of human settlement dating back to more than 5000 years ago have also been recently found in the area.