Oughterard Archives - This is Galway

GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

FOOD OUTSIDE GALWAY CITY YOU NEED TO TRY

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Galway city’s surrounding communities have some delicious dining spots with plenty of mouth-watering foodie options to choose from. From all over the beautiful county, here are some of Galway best foodie spots that everyone needs to visit.

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THE HISTORY OF AUGHNANURE CASTLE

Regarded as one of the most unique castles in Ireland, Galway’s Aughnanure Castle is one of over 200 fortified tower houses built by the most powerful families in Ireland centuries ago. Becoming home to the O’Flaherty clan in the 1500s, you’ll find this castle just about two miles outside of Oughterard at the gateway to Connemara.

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THE HISTORY OF GLENGOWLA MINES

In honour of their grand re-opening on Wednesday, 1 July, we’re taking a look back at the history of one of Connemara’s most unique visitor attractions – Glengowla Mines.

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9 WINTER WALKS THAT WON’T DISAPPOINT

Despite red noses and numb fingers, there’s something special about having that crisp Winter air flowing through your lungs and Galway’s landscape definitely add to the appeal. Once that veil of frost has descended and the grass begins to glint in the light, it’s nothing short of enchanting.

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The Best Spots to go Christmas Shopping in County Galway

More than ever, we’re all about promoting the support of local businesses, especially this festive season – however, it can be easy to forget that it’s not just Galway City, but Galway County that’s teaming with local gems that are more than ideal to fill a stocking or two… 

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