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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

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel & Garden - Galway Ireland
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel & Garden
Recess, Co. Galway
This crenellated Victorian mansion is renowned as a fishing hotel and enjoys a most romantic position in 450 acres of ancient woodland on the banks of the Ballynahinch River. It is also home to one of Connemara’s oldest gardens set out am ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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

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Tourist Attractions

Dan Oharas Heritage & History Centre - Clifden County Galway Ireland
Dan OHaras Heritage & History Centre
Clifden, Co. Galway
The centre is based around the restored pre-famine cottage of Dan O'Hara who was forced to emigrate in the 1840's when he was evicted from his home. Guided tours are both entertaining & educational and offer demonstrations of traditional farm ...
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Wedding Venues

Renvyle House Hotel - Galway Wedding Venue
Renvyle House Hotel
Renvyle, Co. Galway
In one of the country’s most remote and hauntingly beautiful areas, this famous Lutyens-esque house in Connemara has a romantic and fascinating history - and its position, on the edge of the Atlantic with the Twelve Bens mountain range prov ...
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