The West of Ireland is renowned as a golfing haven.
Galway offers the best in quality golf courses and assures a friendly and
Oughterard has its own 18-hole parkland course as well as pitch & putt
The 18-hole championship links at Connemara Golf Club (near Cliften) are
probably the most famous and challenging. The course is further enhanced by the
wonderful Atlantic Backdrop.
The seaside location of Galway Golf Course, (18-hole), make it ideal.
There are long established parkland courses like Tuam, Athenry and new courses
like Galway Bay Golf and Country Club and Gort.
One not to be missed is Bearna Golf and Country Club which is surrounded by
absolutely captivating scenery.
Other 18-hole courses in Galway include: Balinasloe, Loughrea, Mountbellew and
Westport, Co. Mayo and Lahinch, Co. Clare are another two championship
courses within a 2 hour drive. Westport Golf Club lies under the shadow of
Croagh Patrick, "Ireland's Holy Mountain" whilst the course at Lahinch overlooks
the Atlantic with the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren close by.
Moycullen - Killannin Lakes District This unique rural district has much to
offer the discerning angler anxious to capture the true spirit of the gentle
Here it is possible to realise the dream of all anglers - peace and quiet in a
woodland setting with a backdrop of rolling hills; truly a haven of tranquility
with abundant wildlife and unpolluted waters everywhere. Within a very short
distance there are nine smallish lakes, covering over 700 acres, interconnected
by a canal. This vast acreage of practically virgin waters awaits the angling
visitor with abundant stocks of coarse fish like bream, perch, pike, rudd and
eel, many of specimen size.
There are many short coastal, mountain and bog walks in the region. A walk up
Newtown Hill, behind the farmhouse, affords scenic views of Ross Lake and the
Also, a booklet, produced by Moycullen / Killannin Tourism, is available at
Rockfield House showing 10 suggested walking routes in the area.
For the more ambitious hill-walker, increasingly popular walking routes can be
followed on an organised basis.
Walks, varying from one day to one week, are marked out with distinctive
Detailed charts and information pamphlets are available. The Western Way is a
The Western Way
This route starts at Oughterard and follows the shore of Lough Corrib to Maam.
From Maam it finds a low level way through the great quartzite ranges of the
Maum Turks and Twelve Bens, before descending to the deep, narrow valley of
Killary Harbour and junction with the Western Way (Mayo) near Leenaun.
The Route: Oughterard, Maam, Maameen, Inagh, Toorenacoona, Leenaun.
Distance: 50 km/31 miles.
Killary Cruises provide a sight-seeing cruise on the Killary, Ireland's only
Fjord, which includes a visit to working salmon and mussels farms to see the
atlantic salmon leap in the cages.
The Corrib Princess makes a leisurely 90 minute cruise on Lough Corrib,
Ireland's second largest lake.
The region is also a haven for horse-riding enthusiasts, with treks of
varying lengths organised.
The Community Centre in Oughterard provides excellent activities throughout the
summer, including tennis, basketball, badminton, indoor soccer, uni-hoc, fun
activities and mini-games catering for 6-12 year olds.