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Moycullen lies 13 km northwest of Galway City on the N59 towards Clifden and, like Barna and Claregalway, it is becoming a dormer area for the expanding city. Nearby is Ross House, birthplace of Violet Martin. She wrote under the pen name of Martin Ross and with Edith Somerville penned the celebrated "Reminiscences of an Irish R.M." recently made into a very successful television series. There are a variety of historical remains in the vicinity: churches, wells, cairns and other ruins.

Preparing to fish on Lough Corrib

Uncut Connemara Marble at the showroom in Moycullen County Galway


Although a gateway to the various trout angling centres on the western shore of Lough Corrib, Moycullen is also an ideal coarse angling centre with Ballyquirke and Ross Lakes just a cast away. There are eleven coarse fishing lakes in the locality, all holding: Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Eel, Pike and Roach/Bream Hybrids.
The largest lake in this area measures about 400 acres with the smallest measuring about 6 acres. Most of these lakes drain into the massive Lough Corrib, which is sometimes referred to as "an inland sea" with its 42,000 acres.
Connemara Marble
Visitors and group tours are welcome to see the factory and showrooms in Moycullen. Connemara Marble is one of Ireland's most original products. Geologists estimate this natural green rock, quarried at the Streamstown Marble Quarries two miles north west of Clifden, is about 500 million years old. Unique to the region, the marble shows twisted and interlocking bands of serpentine, in various shades of light green and dark green. Here you will find Ireland's largest display of Connemara Marble jewellery, in gold and silver, featuring the Shamrock, Harp, Celtic Cross and Claddagh Ring. Also available are a selection of marble products such as clocks, cheese boards and marble eggs.
The local horse riding centre in Moyculen County Galway St Brigits Garden Moycullen County Galway
Horse Riding

At Moycullen Riding Centre, we have horses and ponies to suit all ages and standards, and, a beautiful scenic bog road for trekking. Lessons given to all ages. A.I.R.E. approved, with a qualified instructor.

St Brigits Garden

The beautiful gardens located at Roscahill are set within 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows, featuring a nature trail, ogham trees, children's discovery trail, an ancient ring fort and our spectacular calendar sundial, the largest of its kind in Ireland. The gardens are themed on the Celtic seasonal festivals and designed by internationally acclaimed, Mary Reynolds. The innovative garden design lives in complete harmony with the environment of the West of Ireland and creates an extraordinary effect, incorporating standing stones, interlocking stone circles, a thatched roundhouse, basket swings, a woman sculpted out of the earth itself, and art produced by some of Ireland's premier craftspeople.

If walking is your pleasure, then there are numerous routes to choose from. There are lakeside, forest, hill, mountain, bog and riverbank walks with breathtaking views of an awesomely beautiful landscape. Long or short walks, there's a walk to suit most people.


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