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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

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

Moycullen Farmers Market - Co Galway - Fridays
Moycullen Farmers Market - Every Friday, 1 - 7pm

An Fuaran (opposite The Forge Pub), Moycullen, Co Galway

Contact: Gerry Geoghegan 087 267 2371

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Tourist Attractions

Aillwee Cave - Ballyvaughan County Clare Ireland
Aillwee Cave
Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Visitors to this 2-million-year-old cave will see more than the amazing illuminated tunnels and waterfalls, for there is also much of interest to food lovers - at the Farm Shop, for example, you can watch the award winning Burren Gold Cheese bei ...
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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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