Moycullen is known as the gateway to Connemara. It is also just a 10 minute drive from Galway city – so you get the best of both worlds. It is a real hidden gem of a village with plenty going on! It is also very close to Oughterard which is a lively and interesting village with lost of shops, curious bars and good restaurants.
Currently our closest property to this delightful village is 415 Patsys Cottage
an award winning property.
For the more adventurous, drop by the Moycullen Riding Centre and enjoy some riding along the shores of Lough Corrib. Try out some of the numerous activities for all ages at the Wildlands Activity centre make sure to try out the Olive Tree Restaurant for some great food & take away. Loughwell Farm is a great day out for all ages and is literally just up the road from the apartment (3 min drive). There is an abundance of locations to enjoy fishing on lough Corrib nearby.
The Connemara Marble Visitor Centre, located in the village, is dedicated to one of Ireland’s oldest industries, mining. Visit the centre and learn the history of mining, see the master craftsmen at work, cutting and polishing marble and admire Ireland’s largest display of Connemara Marble jewellery. On Fridays there is a great market in the village all day with local produce and crafts.
St Bridgets Garden is just 10 minute drive away. The unique Celtic Gardens take you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding family-friendly places to visit in the West of Ireland. Set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows, visitors can enjoy the sun trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), kids’ nature trail, thatched roundhouse and crannóg, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. They also have an incredible vegetarian café.
Moycullen has some great cafes and restaurants to enjoy, as well as a large supermarket.