Maam Cross is a meeting point of several of the roads that traverse the different parts of Connemara, through a countryside that presents an amazing variety of bog, moorland, lake, and mountain scenery.
Southward from the cross, a road runs to Gortmore and Rosmuc, where the author and 1916 leader Padraic Pearse studied the Irish language. His cottage here is open to the public.
At Maumeen is ‘St. Patrick’s Bed’ and ‘St. Patrick’s Wall’, which attracts a local pilgrimage on the last Sunday of July.
This is an ideal base for Hill Walkers, Cyclists and Botanists while Golfing, Horse Riding, Fishing and Water Sports are also available locally.
The famous Quiet Man Bridge is located just before the town of Oughterard. The still intact bridge was where Wayne’s character sat and heard about the White O’Morn Cottage.
There is a replica of the cottage right beside Peacockes Hotel in Maam Cross which has free entry.
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