Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Roundstone, Co. Galway

Roundstone (Irish: Cloch na Rón meaning "Seal's Rock") is a village in Connemara, County Galway. The town of Clifden is nearby to the north. The village of Roundstone is perhaps the most picturesque fishing harbour in Connemara. It owes its origins to Alexander Nimmo, the great 19th century Scottish engineer who not alone constructed its first pier but also personally helped to develop this delightful village.

The village has a thriving centre for designer/makers. Roundstone is a fine holiday resort, artists, botanists, sailors and sea anglers can all indulge themselves here, while nearby Gurteen and Dog's Bay will please the most avid beach person and caravan devotee. The hill climber will also feel at home here, for Roundstone lies beneath Errisbeg Mountain, an easy climb for most, with fantastic views of sea, lakes and mountains waiting as a reward.

Alcock and Brown, the first nonstop transatlantic fliers, crash landed in the blanket bog between Roundstone and Clifden.



Gardens

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden - Letterfrack Connemara County Galway Ireland
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
With a loughside setting under the wooded lee of the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Kylemore looks for all the world like a moody Victorian painting and the 19th century castle has a story to match. Built as a romantic indulgence by Liverpool merchant ...
View all Read on

Golf

The 18th
Connemara Golf Club
Ballyconneely, Co. Galway
Course Type: Links
At the edge of Europe on the wild Atlantic coast lies a links course that is a challenge to all who play her. Nestled between the mountains and the sea in the West of Ireland, the Connemara Championship Golf Links is an exhilarating golfing exper ...
View all Read on

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Delphi Lodge - Boat House Cottages & Wren Cottage
Leenane, Co. Galway
Boathouse Cottages, Delphi A courtyard of four charming little cottages in the sensational Delphi Valley. Stunning scenery, old pine furtniture, stone floors, big open fires, lots of atmosphere. Two of the two-storey cottages – Nos. 1 ...
View all Read on

What's On

Roundstone Country Market - Co Galway - Sundays
Sundays, 11am-4pm (weekly in summer, bi-monthly in winter)

John Walsh, Tel: 095-41243 or email: pban@indigo.ie

View all Read on

Tourist Attractions

Connemara National Park - Connemara County Galway Ireland
Connemara National Park
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Situated near Letterfrack, Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands that is rich in wildlife. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh ...
View all Read on

Wedding Venues

Wedding
Zetland Country House
Cashel, Co. Galway
Originally built as a sporting lodge in the early 19th century, Zetland House is on an elevated site, with views over Cashel Bay, and is now a charming and hospitable family-run hotel, with a light and airy atmosphere and an elegance bordering on ...
View all Read on

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Self Catering

Farmers Markets

Tourist Attractions

Golf Courses

Gardens

Nearby Towns/Areas

Town Information

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books