Oughterard, Co. Galway

Oughterard (Irish: Uachtar Ard) is a delightful village on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the south shore of Lough Corrib 26km (16 miles) northwest of Galway City. Oughterard is the chief angling centre on the lough. There is a beautiful drive taking you down to the Lough and the wooded Hill of Doon. There are breath taking views here and at other points around the Lough.

3 km outside the town stand the ruins of Aughnanure Castle, a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Despite being a small town, Oughterard is quite famous for its thriving pub culture.

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 ...

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

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 ...

Wedding Venues

Lough Inagh Lodge - Wedding Venue in Connemara - County Galway ireland
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel
Recess, Co. Galway
Maire O’Connor’s former sporting lodge is romantically located on the shores of Lough Inagh and makes a delightful small hotel, with an hospitable country house atmosphere, and large, well-proportioned rooms - including an appealing b ...
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