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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

Caher Bridge Garden - Fanore County Clare Ireland
Caher Bridge Garden
Fanore, Co. Clare
The karst limestone region of the Burren is a natural wonder , with a lunar-like landscape and mysterious vanishing lakes and underground rivers.. Among the most wonderful things about it are the rare wildflowers that grow between the karren pave ...
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Golf

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Galway Bay Golf Club
Oranmore, Co. Galway
Course Type: Links / Parkland
Located near the village of Oranmore just outside Galway City the Galway Bay Golf Resort is essentially parkland by the sea, bordered as it is on three sides by the Atlantic. But the absence of trees makes it even more exposed to the elements tha ...
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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

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

Galway Atlantaquaria - Galway Aquarium - Salthill Galway Ireland
Galway Atlantaquaria
Galway City, Co. Galway
Galway Atlantaquaria, the National Aquarium of Ireland is the largest aquarium in Ireland and seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentatio ...
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Wedding Venues

Ard Bia Restaurant Galway City
Ard Bia Restaurant
Galway City, Co. Galway
Ard Bia, literally High Food, is an appropriate moniker for this highly-regarded restaurant that is a member of the BIM Seafood Circle, which recently moved from cramped premises on Quay Street to an attractive riverside location - the stone-buil ...
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