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Clonbur, Co. Galway

Clonbur (Irish: An Fhairche) is a Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) village between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask near the Mayo border in County Galway. Two kilometres to the west rises the Mount Gable which is not a difficult climb and can be scaled in about an hour, where, according to legend, the hordes of Firbolg assembled on the summit before their confrontation with the Tuatha Dé Danann at the Battle of Moytura. If you do make the climb the effort is worthwhile because the views of Lough Corrib stretching away to the south, Lough Mask to the north and the Connemara mountains to the west are simply astounding.

In more recent times this isthmus became known as the Gap of Danger where the "plainsmen" met the men of Joyce and Flaherty country.

Clonbur also contains the ruins of Petersburgh Estate, seat of the Lynch family, one of whose members John Lynch, was a signatory of the American Decleration of Independence.

Clonbur is an ideal centre for the trout angler as it nestles easily between the two great lakes of Corrib and Mast.

 

Gardens

Ashford Castle - Cong County Mayo Ireland
Ashford Castle Hotel & Gardens
Cong, Co. Mayo
Ireland’s grandest castle hotel, with a history going back to the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of parkland, and anyone who loves beautiful surroundings will be thrilled to stay here - or even simply call in for a m ...
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Golf

Westport Golf Club - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Westport Golf Club
Westport, Co. Mayo
Course Type: Parkland
Westport Golf Club, which played host to the 2002 Smurfit Irish P.G.A. Championship, is a magnificent 18 hole parkland course with breath taking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. A comfortable opening six holes allow the foundation of ...
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Selfcatering
Railway Cottage
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Railway Lodge is an exceptional country home, in the heart of Western Ireland's Connemara mountainous region. It takes its name from the nearby disused Galway to Clifden railway which closed in 1936. It was 60 years later, in 1996, that the Lodge ...
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What's On

Westport Food & Craft Market - Co Mayo - Saturdays
Westport Food & Craft Market - Every Saturday - 9am to 5pm (from March)

The Mall, Westport, Co Mayo

Contact: Brenda Maloney - 098 64014
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Tourist Attractions

Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Westport House, Gardens & Pirate Adventure Park
Westport, Co. Mayo
18th Century Westport House is privately owned and operated by Jeremy Browne (the 11th Marquess of Sligo) and his family, who are direct descendants of Grace O’ Malley, the famous 16th Century Pirate Queen of Connaught, it provides a full d ...
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Wedding
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Galway City, Co. Galway
Originally an eighteenth century residence, Glenlo Abbey is just two and a half miles from Galway city yet, beautifully located on a 138-acre estate, with lovely views over Lough Corrib and its own golf course and Pavilion, it offers all the adva ...
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