Oughterard is a traditional village in the West of Ireland nestled beside Lough Corrib, the largest lake in the Republic, at the start of the Connemara Mountain Range.
Three kilometres outside the town stand the ruins of Aughnanure Castle, a well-preserved example of a Norman tower house.
Ross Castle is also located a number of kilometres outside the village. The current mansion was built by the Martin family in the 17th century, but there is some evidence still present of the original castle structure, built in the 15th century.
The ‘Quiet Man Bridge’ is located 8 kilometres past Oughterard, down the Leam Road, which was the setting for the 1950s film The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
The Glengowla Mines is a “show mine” with exhibits on the lead and silver mining history of the area, which was abandoned in 1865.
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