Oughterard, Co. Galway

Oughterard (Irish: Uachtar Ard) is a delightful village on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the south shore of Lough Corrib 26km (16 miles) northwest of Galway City. Oughterard is the chief angling centre on the lough. There is a beautiful drive taking you down to the Lough and the wooded Hill of Doon. There are breath taking views here and at other points around the Lough.

3 km outside the town stand the ruins of Aughnanure Castle, a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Despite being a small town, Oughterard is quite famous for its thriving pub culture.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Wedding Venues

Lough Inagh Lodge - Wedding Venue in Connemara - County Galway ireland
Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel
Recess, Co. Galway
Maire O’Connor’s former sporting lodge is romantically located on the shores of Lough Inagh and makes a delightful small hotel, with an hospitable country house atmosphere, and large, well-proportioned rooms - including an appealing b ...
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