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Attractions in Oughterard County Galway Ireland
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Glengowla Mines Museum

This Connemara mine, abandoned in 1865, is a unique reminder of the 19th century methods of ore extraction and processing. The tour explores large marble chambers and caverns studded with lead and silver pyrite and veins of calcite and quartz. The mine is noted for its rare and beautiful octahedral crystals of fluorite and quartz.

Quiet Man Bridge
The Quiet Man Bridge is located 5 miles passed Oughterard, down the Sky Road, which was the setting for the 1950's film "The Quiet Man" starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. 

Aughnanure Castle
Located just two miles outside Oughterard, approaching from Galway on the N59, is this 16th century Irish Tower House. Much of the surrounding area was occupied by the O'Flaherty clan, up until this time, but was taken over by The first Earl of Ulster, Walter de Burgo, in 1256.

Ross Castle
Ross Castle is located only five miles outside Oughterard, approaching from Galway on the N59. The visible mansion was built by the Martin Family in the 17th century but there is some evidence still present of the original castle structure, built in the 15th century by the O'Flaherty Family, in its foundation.

Hill of Doon
Spectacular views of Lough Corrib. Located 9 miles from Oughterard on Glann Road.
 

 

 

 
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