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.
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 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.
Spectacular views of Lough Corrib. Located 9 miles from Oughterard on