Attractions of the area (Page1of 2)

The Lodge is located in the heart of East Galway in the West of Ireland. To see exactlywhere the Lodge is situated see our map. There is loads to do inthe locality. Plenty of walks in and around woods and rivers. You can walk along therailway which is raised above the country side giving you a view of the surroundingarea. Therailway runs directly in front of the Lodge with a beautiful stone bridge located just outside your frontdoor. You can visit the very famous Ballyglunin Station which was featured in the wellknown film "The Quiet Man".  Today the Station is no longer in use but is used as a private residence.
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Ballyglunin station from the front.

The platform of the station and the railway.

There are many Golf courses in the area also, for the example Athenry GolfClub, Tuam Golf Club, Oranmore Golf Club and GalwayBay and Country Club. These golf courses are among some of the best in theIreland. 
There is also some of the best fishing locations in the west of Ireland,including Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.

The Lodge is very central, with all towns and villages in reasonable distance.Located near to the main Galway-Roscommon road, Tuam-Athenry road, Tuam-Galwayroad N17.  The Lodge is only 20 minutes from Galway City and 10minutes from Galway race course. An ideal place if you want to relax in the quietand peaceful surroundings of the countryside but yet you don't have to be milesfrom everywhere.

Athenry is located just 10 minutes from the Lodge and here there aremany historical sites of interest. The Dominicanpriory founded here in 1241 was an important house of the Order, in 1644 it had a briefrevival as a university, but the buildings were soon to be destroyed by the Cromwellians.Interesting features are the rows of lancet windows in the nave and choir, the tombrecesses, the mural tablet in Latin, French and English (1682), and the large tomb of LadyM. Bermingham (1799) which occupies the center of the chancel; the north transept has abeautiful arcade with trefoil-headed niches. Other points of interest at Athenry are thecastle (1238), the market cross and part of the old town walls.

Between Athenry and Galway City is the pleasant town of Oranmore, at the headof a creek that forms part of Galway Bay. The castle here was built by the Earl of Clanricarde.The Galway Bay Sailing Club is situated here at Renville with boats for hire and tuitiongiven.

Amenities: Fishing Forest walks Horse Riding Golf Fishing
Touring: Aran Islands Burren, Co. Clare Connemara,  Galway City Westport Knock Shrine


Night Life:
  • Laragh Ryan's the localpub which is only 2 minutes walk from the lodge.
  • Ffrenche's Bar & Nightclub in Monivea
  • An Schíobal Restaurant in Monivea which is 3 miles from the lodge. Restaurant is well known and now has its own Helicopter Pad. 
  • Local Centra Food store only 2 minutes walk
  • Monivea village located 3 miles from Lodge.
  • Athenry -- 10 minutes away
  • Tuam -- 15 minutes away
  • Galway -- Nearest point to the sea from the Lodge only 25 minutes.
    Galway has the longest promenade in Ireland

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