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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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Self Catering

Bayview Apartment - Self Catering in Cong County Mayo Ireland
Bayview Apartment
Cong, Co. Mayo
Beautifully situated on the shores of Lough Corrib in the grounds of Ashford Castle, this brand new 2 bedroom apartment sleeps up to 7 people and would be equally suitable for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. It’s only 10 minutes ...
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What's On

Westport Country Market - Co Mayo - Thursdays
Westport Country Market - Every Thursday - 8.30am to 1pm

Pete Callaghan Centre, off James St Car Park, Westport, Co Mayo

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Tourist Attractions

Aughnanure Castle - Oughterard County Galway Ireland
Aughnanure Castle
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Built by the O'Flahertys - one of Connacht's most notable lord families - c. 1500, Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib. The castle is a particularly well-preserved example of one of over 200 Iris ...
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Wedding Venues

Ashford Castle - Wedding Venue Cong County Mayo Ireland
Ashford Castle
Cong, Co. Mayo
Ireland’s grandest castle hotel, with a history going back to the early 13th century, Ashford is set in 350 acres of manicured gardens and beautiful parkland and - if a stunning setting, grandeur and tranquillity are among the criteria - it ...
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