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

Ardcarraig Garden Galway
Ardcarraig
Galway City, Co. Galway
There is nothing quite like Ardcarraig, perhaps because people don’t try to garden in such apparently inhospitable spots among the rocks and heather. Yet the sights to be seen in this 5 acres of hillside where Lorna McMahon has developed he ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What's On

The Village Market - Oughterard, Co Galway
Tuesdays 10am-6pm

Location: Keoghs Yard,Oughterard

Contact:

email obavillagemarket@gmail.com
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Tourist Attractions

Burren National Park - Corofin County Clare Ireland
Burren National Park
Corofin, Co. Clare
The Burren is one of the largest karst landscapes in Europe, a small portion of it has been designated as Burren National Park and it is the smallest of 6 national parks in Ireland. There are no marked trails in the Park however many people visit ...
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Wedding Venues

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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