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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

Cashel House Hotel - Garden Cashel County Galway Ireland
Cashel House Hotel & Gardens
Cashel, Co. Galway
Standing at the head of Cashel Bay, Dermot and Kay McEvilly’s gracious property has been run an an hotel since 1968 and comfort abounds here, even luxury, yet it’s tempered by common sense, a love of gardening and the genuine sense of ...
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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

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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