Situated in Co. Galway, just outside the town of Loughrea, Cloghan Castle is just under 1 hour from Shannon airport & easily accessible from Dublin & Knock airports. An ideal base for exploring the west of Ireland.

Close By…….

 

Gort Golf Club

Gort Golf Club

 

Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world famous Burren.. Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’ Connor Junior, this 18-hole par 71 championship course presents a challenge to all skill levels, from the low handicap golfer to the golfing beginner.

 

 

Loughrea Golf Club

Loughrea Golf Club

 

Loughrea Golf Club is long recognised as one of the finest Parkland courses in the country, with a par 71 measuring 5825m off the blue tees. The course was extended over the years and is now a fair but challenging test for all golfers. We have a proud tradition of providing a warm welcome to all our visitors and societies.

 

 

 

Pallas Carting, Paintballing & Zorbing

Pallas Karting

 

Jump in the driving seat and compete for pole position at Europe’s largest Karting centre.. Lead your team to Paintballing victory within four zones, full equipment and experienced marshals for fun, safe battles or dare to roll downhill in a giant transparent orb – there’s nothing like it!

 

 

 

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Dartfield Equestrian Centre

 

Dartfield is set in 350 acres of parkland and visitors are welcome to explore our walking trails, see the farm animals and take part in the many activities available, which include horse riding, sheep dog demonstrations, archery or clay pigeon shooting. This is the only museum in the world dedicated to Irish horses, Connemara ponies and Irish dogs.

 

 

County Galway Hunt

County Galway Hunt

 

The world renowned Galway “Blazers” whose history traces back to the 1700’s now offer special  packages to come and hunt for a week or long weekend or indeed a single day (which will only whet your appetite).   Come and join us in the legendary stone wall country and relive the wonderful stories regaled for many years of galloping hard and long evenings reliving the day.

 

 

 

Loughrea Lake

Loughrea Lake

 

A majestic lake in the heart of Loughrea town which offers Fishing, Angling, Swimming & the promenade for long scenic walks.

 

 

Coole Park

Coole Park

 

Coole Park was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival and former home of Lady Gregory. It is a nature reserve of approximately 1000acre located a few miles west of Gort. Co. Galway.Wildlife ServiceWildlife Service, part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht The walled garden contains an autograph tree, a copper beech that is engraved with initials of many of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival who were personal friends of Lady Gregory including William Butler Yeats, Edward Martyn, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Seán O’Casey

 
 

And Beyond…..

 

Aillwee Caves

Aillwee Caves

 

One of the oldest caves in Ireland. Located in the heart of the Burren in County Clare. Forty minutes from both Galway and Shannon. The Burren is a place full of wonder, beauty and discovery. Let the staff at Aillwee Cave welcome you to the dramatic underworld of this area. Expert guides will accompany and inform you during your leisurely tour. The tour consists of a 30 minute stroll through the beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor!

 

 

The Burren

The Burren

 

The Burren a limestone area on the North Clare coast, famous for its wild flowers, caves, and dolmens.The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed Limestone Pavement. However it has been referred to in the past as “Fertile rock” due to the mixture of nutrient rich herb and floral species.

 

 

 

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

 

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions. Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years.

 

 

 

Aran Islands

 

Aran Islands

 

Take a day trip to the Aran Islands for an authentic Irish experience. Here you can get away from absolutely everything. The barren and rugged landscape is unique and beautiful. Irish is still spoken daily, and age-old traditions remain prevalent. Three islands off the west coast of Ireland make up the Aran Islands. From largest to smallest the islands are Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer

 

 

Galway City

Galway City

 

Wander Galway City’s cobble- stoned streets and feel yourself stepping back in time to Medieval Ireland. Known the world over for its friendly people, charming streets, shopping & nightlife, Galway will refresh flagging spirits like no other place. Visit the famous Galway Farmers Market in Church Lane for lots of great Irish delicacies & enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

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