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

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Galway Bay Golf Club
Oranmore, Co. Galway
Course Type: Links / Parkland
Located near the village of Oranmore just outside Galway City the Galway Bay Golf Resort is essentially parkland by the sea, bordered as it is on three sides by the Atlantic. But the absence of trees makes it even more exposed to the elements tha ...

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

Galway Farmers Market - Galway City
Galway Market

Beside St Nicholas’ Church, Galway City

Saturday, 8.30-4pm & Sunday 2-6pm

Contact: Anne Fitzgerald - galwaymarket@eircom.net

Tourist Attractions

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Caherconnell Fort
Kilfenora, Co. Clare
Caherconnell Stone Fort is an exceptionally well preserved example of the stone forts or stone ringforts, which are to be found in the Burren Co Clare. The fort is in its original state and its position, overlooking virtually all-surrounding area ...

Wedding Venues

The G Hotel - Wedding Venue Galway
the g Hotel & Spa
Galway City, Co. Galway
An unimpressive facade gives no indication of the g’s stunning interior: Philip Treacy, given carte blanche to indulge his quirky creativity, gave the western capital a stunning 5 star hotel. Eyecatching colour combinations, lighting, f ...
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