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Kilcolgan, Co. Galway

Kilcolgan, Cill Cholgain - "The Church of Colga", lies on the N18 to Gort. This village is named after St. Colga, who left Iona in the 6th century to found his own monastery, which now lies under the ruins of the Protestant church beside Kilcolgan Castle overlooking the estuary of the Dunkellin River.

Both the castle and the impressive ruins of Tyrone House nearby (built in 1770), were once residents of the St. George family, whose family burial vaults are at Drumacoo (on the Kinvara road). This is an ancient church site (dedicated to 6th century St. Sourney) which contains a most impressive transitional-type doorway.

The Dunkellin River is a noted sea trout fishery and the well known Moran's Oyster Cottage is conveniently situated at its mouth.

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 ...
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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 ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Kinvara Suites
Kinvara, Co. Galway
"The luxury of a hotel suite, the privacy and freedom of home together with a beautiful design." Kinvara suites are situated within a newly converted 18th century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in ...
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What's On

Loughrea Market - Co Galway - Thursday
Loughrea Market - Thursdays 10am - 2pm

Barrack Street. Loughrea, Co Galway

Contact: Padraig/Úna Ní Bhroin, Beechlawn Organic Farm - Tel:(090) 964 67 ...
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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 ...
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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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