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.