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IrelandWelcome to our page of information, attractions and places of interest around Oughterard. The Oughterard hotels listed below are either in the town or we have given a rough guide as to how far they are from Oughterard. The Republic of Ireland is bound to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east is the Irish Sea which reconnects to the ocean via the southwest with St. George's Channel and the Celtic Sea. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties, and five cities — Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. The west-coast of Ireland features cliffs, hills and low mountains. The centre of the country is flat with large areas of bogland. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of Oughterard hotels.

Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the lovely Owenriff River, close to the south shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway. Oughterard is located 26 km northwest of Galway on the N59 road and is the chief angling centre on the lough. 3 km outside the town stand the ruins of Aughnanure Castle, a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. The Owenriff River runs through Oughterard, starting in the Connemara mountains and emptying at the edge of town into Lough Corrib.

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Attractions Aughnanure Castle, Oughterard, Co.Galway. Aughnanure Castle was built by the O'Flaherty family around 1500 and is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. It is situated in scenic and stunning surroundings along the shores of Lough Corrib. Visitors can see the ancient remains of a watch tower, a banqueting hall, an unusual double bawn, bastions and a dry harbour. About 2 miles east of Oughterard.

Aughnanure Castle

Attractions Connemara National Park (Galway) - Visitor Information, Letterfrack. Tel: +353 95 41054/41006. Situated near Letterfrack, the Park covers some 2,000 hectares (4942 acres) of scenic countryside, rich in wildlife on the slopes of the Twelve Bens. Attractions include exhibitions, nature trails, audio-visual show. In addition there is a summer programme of walks, talks and special events for younger visitors. Access for visitors with disabilities in the Visitor Centre. About 20 miles west of Oughterard.
Connemara National Park (Galway)

Attractions Clifden Castle, Connemara. The romantic ruins of Clifden Castle lie about a mile from the town of Clifden, down a fairly rough and steep track. This was the home of local landlords the d'Arcys who lived there until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre family before falling into ruin in the early 20th century. About 25 miles west of Oughterard.

Clifden Castle, Connemara

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