Furbo, Co. Galway

Na Forbacha (formerly Furbo) is a settlement with a population of around 800 in Connemara in County Galway. It lies along the coast between Barna and An Spidéal. It is the first settlement to the west of Galway where Irish is the language used in the school, church and at community meetings.

It has a typical Gaeltacht style of settlement with no village street or centre, but rather comprises of around fourteen townlands, most of which run North to South from the bog to the foreshore. Although the settlement is approximately 12km from Galway city centre it has maintained its rural nature quite successfully in recent years due to strong opposition to large scale development from locals.

Trá na bhForbacha is a pleasant and safe beach for bathing.

Gardens

Brigits Garden - Galway
Brigit's Garden & Cafe
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Jenny Beale's beautiful themed garden near Oughterard reflects the Celtic festivals and, in addition to woodland trails, ring fort and stone chamber and has a café that is worth a visit in its own right. A walk through the gardens is a ...

Golf

Glenlo Abbey Golf Club - Galway City County Galway Ireland
Glenlo Abbey Golf Club
Galway City, Co. Galway
Course Type: Parkland
This unique 9 Hole Double Green Golf Course offers a challenging test to all golfers. A lake side golf course, although fair to the beginner can also be a great test to the low handicapper. With the many lakes, trees, large greens, and the wi ...

Self Catering

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 ...

What's On

Ballyvaughan Farmers Market - County Clare - Saturdays High Season
Ballyvaughan Farmers Market

Village Hall Car Park

Saturdays: 10am - 2pm (May to October)

Contact: Tracey Kelly 065 707 6963  ballyvaughanfarmersmarket@eircom.net

Tourist Attractions

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Patrick Pearses Cottage
Rosmuc, Co. Galway
Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) was the leader of the 1916 Rising. Patrick used this small cottage overlooking the beautiful lakes and mountains of Connemara as a summer residence and summer school for his pupils. The interior, although burned du ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Lough Cutra Castle
Gort, Co. Galway
Lough Cutra Castle and Estate has a long and varied history with both highs and lows, including famine relief to the billeting of soldiers, a period as a convent and life as a private home. It was designed by John Nash who worked on Buckingham Pa ...
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