Oughterard attractions

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Aughnanure Castle

The 'Fighting O'Flahertys' were based at this superbly preserved 16th-century fortress 4km east of Oughterard. The clan controlled the region for hundreds of years after they fought off the Normans. Today their six-…
Island in Oughterard

Inchagoill

The largest island on Lough Corrib, Inchagoill lies about 5km offshore from the lake's edge, some 8km north of Oughterard. The island is a lonely place dotted with ancient remains. In the summer Corrib Cruises runs …
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…
Mine in Oughterard

Glengowla Mines

These 19th-century mines 3km west of Oughterard yielded silver, lead and glistening quartz. As well as marvelling at some of the treasures unearthed, visitors learn about the tough existence of workers here until th…
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 some 7km west of Oughterard off the N59. Looking much as it did in the film, the pictur…