Nestling between the ruggedly beautiful mountains of Connemara and lovely Lough Corrib is the picturesque, sylvan village of Oughterard: the “Gateway to Connemara”. On its way to Lough Corrib the Owenriff River cascades into the village which blazes with springtime colour as azaleas and rhododendrons blossom along the riverbank.
Only 27 km (17 miles) from Galway, Oughterard is a splendid centre for touring and viewing the grandeur of the west of Ireland at any time of the year. The 15th century Aughnanure Castle and Glengowla mineral mines are just two the many fascinating places you can visit within a short distance of the village.
Close to the shores of Lough Corrib, Oughterard is perfect base for anglers, walkers golfers, cyclists and sightseers alike. Lough Corrib, the second largest lake in Ireland, is sprinkled with hundreds of small islands ripe for exploring. The lough holds brown trout, salmon, pike and perch. A fisherman’s paradise, best fished from the boats available from Corrib County Guest Accommodation / Camillaun.