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Spideal, Co. Galway

Activities in the Area

The Prom Beach
- This beach is just East of the village on the Galway road. This beach consitantly gets the European Blue flag for good water quality. There are 2 small streams running down the beach but you are advised not to drink the water. It's safe for swimming provided the sea is not rough as there are no dangerous currents and there is a lifeguard on duty during the summer months. Whether the weather is good or not take a walk along the beach and shore line. The chilldren love this walk with all of the unusual stones and interesting rock pools. You can walk West along the shore as far as the old pier or the new pier if you are willing to wade across the river.

Connemara- Famous for its raw beauty the region of Connemara stretches West of Spiddal village. As you drive West you will notice the scenery change dramatically as you travel past Rossaveal Harbour onto the Screeb or Maam Cross area.

The Burren- Located across Galway Bay in County Clare it will take about 2 hours to drive there. If you visit the West of Ireland do not miss the opportunity to visit this unique limestone moonscape like area. This is where the Cliffs of Moher are to be found and the many small beautiful villages such as Kinvara and Lisdoonvarna. There are also the Ailwee Caves with some of the biggest stalagtites in Europe.

Aran Islands- Another one not to be missed if you come to the West of Ireland. The Aran Islands is a group of 3 limestone islands of the Galway coast. The quickest way of getting there is by plane from a small airport 6 miles west (10 minute flight). Go to www.AerArannExpress.com for further details. The cheaper option is to go by boat from Rossaveal harbour 8 miles West. Go to www.AranIslandFerries.com for further details on this service. The islands are called Inis Oirr, Inis Méan and Inis Mór.

Gardens

Ardcarraig Garden Galway
Ardcarraig
Galway City, Co. Galway
There is nothing quite like Ardcarraig, perhaps because people don’t try to garden in such apparently inhospitable spots among the rocks and heather. Yet the sights to be seen in this 5 acres of hillside where Lorna McMahon has developed he ...
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Golf

Glenlo Abbey Golf Club - Galway City County Galway Ireland
Glenlo Abbey Golf Club
Galway City, Co. Galway
Course Type: Parkland
This unique 9 Hole Double Green Golf Course offers a challenging test to all golfers. A lake side golf course, although fair to the beginner can also be a great test to the low handicapper. With the many lakes, trees, large greens, and the wi ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Kinvara Suites
Kinvara, Co. Galway
"The luxury of a hotel suite, the privacy and freedom of home together with a beautiful design." Kinvara suites are situated within a newly converted 18th century stone hayloft. They are set back from the road in a secluded garden in ...
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What's On

Oranmore Farmers Market - Co Galway
Oranmore Farmers Market - Thursdays 1pm-6pm

Behind Church, Oranmore, Co Galway

Contact: Ray Lavery - 087 666 2070
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Tourist Attractions

The Burren Centre - Gateway to the Burren - Kilfenora County Clare Ireland
The Burren Centre - Gateway to the Burren
Kilfenora, Co. Clare
In the picturesque village of Kilfenora, The Burren Centre gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient mysteries which await to be discovered in this unspoiled corner of Ireland. This walk through time will take you b ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Galway City, Co. Galway
Originally an eighteenth century residence, Glenlo Abbey is just two and a half miles from Galway city yet, beautifully located on a 138-acre estate, with lovely views over Lough Corrib and its own golf course and Pavilion, it offers all the adva ...
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