Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Oughterard

Aughnanure Castle

Built around 1500, this superbly preserved fortress signposted 4.2km east of Oughterard was home to the 'Fighting O'Flahertys', who controlled the region for hundreds of years after they fought off the Normans. The …
Island in Oughterard

Inchagoill

The largest island on Lough Corrib, Inchagoill lies about 2km offshore from the lake's edge 4.5km north of Oughterard. The island is a lonely place dotted with ancient remains. Corrib Cruises runs day cruises. Alter…
Gardens in Oughterard

Brigit's Garden

Covering 4.5 hectares of woodland and meadowland and with traditional architecture, including a reed-thatched crannóg roundhouse, tranquil Brigit's Garden is dedicated to Celtic myth and heritage. Four gardens repre…
Museum in Oughterard

Glengowla Mines

These 19th-century mines 4.5km west of central Oughterard yielded silver, lead, glistening quartz and more. As well as marvelling at some of the treasures unearthed, visitors learn about the tough existence of worke…
Bridge in Oughterard

Quiet Man Bridge

One of the most photogenic locations from the iconic 1952 John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara film, the eponymous Quiet Man bridge is 7.5km west of Oughterard off the N59. Looking much as it did in the film, the picture-p…