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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

Brigits Garden - Galway
Brigit's Garden & Cafe
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Jenny Beale's beautiful themed garden near Oughterard reflects the Celtic festivals and, in addition to woodland trails, ring fort and stone chamber and has a café that is worth a visit in its own right. A walk through the gardens is a ...
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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
Railway Cottage
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Railway Lodge is an exceptional country home, in the heart of Western Ireland's Connemara mountainous region. It takes its name from the nearby disused Galway to Clifden railway which closed in 1936. It was 60 years later, in 1996, that the Lodge ...
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What's On

Headford Farmers Market - Co Galway
Headford Farmers Market - 2nd and 4th Saturday of the Month

Keady's Carpark, The Square, Headfort, Co Galway

Contact: 093 35551
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Tourist Attractions

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Patrick Pearses Cottage
Rosmuc, Co. Galway
Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) was the leader of the 1916 Rising. Patrick used this small cottage overlooking the beautiful lakes and mountains of Connemara as a summer residence and summer school for his pupils. The interior, although burned du ...
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Wedding Venues

The G Hotel - Wedding Venue Galway
The g hotel
Galway City, Co. Galway
An unimpressive facade gives no indication of the g’s stunning interior: Philip Treacy, given carte blanche to indulge his quirky creativity by owner, Galwayman, Gerry Barrett, has given the western capital a stunning 5 star hotel. Eyec ...
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