Walking in Oughterard :
Oughterard is an area of great scenic beauty, with rolling hills, rivers and lakes. The town is situated on the banks of the Owenriff River, close to the shores of Lough Corrib. Known as the 'The Gateway to Connemara'. Walking in and around Oughterard is fantastic and there is natural terrain to suit all levels. Stroll at your leisure and take in the natural beauty of the village and immediate area or take the challenge of the testing mapped trails in Connemara.
The Western Way, one of the National long distance walks starts in Oughterard. Making the town the perfect base to enjoy the treasures of the West. The many and diverse walks all at many differ-ent ability levels means you can enjoy a new walking route every day. View Local Map
Walking in Connemara :
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. Ireland is world famous for its beautiful scenery and friendly people. The Irish people are charming and easy going. The fun, or craic as it is known here, in the pubs at night is legendary, tales are told and songs sung and every-one is made to feel welcome. After a holiday here you will never want to leave Ireland. We see many sad faces when the holiday is over and it is time to return home. Ireland, once experienced is never forgotten.
Connemara, the very western tip of Ireland is a paradise for walkers, who will be inspired by the wild beauty and tranquillity that is to be found here. It is a timeless and dramatic landscape of rug-ged, boggy mountains, rocky outcrops adorned with shimmering silver lakes and fast flowing streams beneath the mysterious and beautiful light of an enormous sky. Read more
Game Angling on Lough Corrib
Lough Corrib is renowned for the quality of its wild brown trout fishing. There is no other lake in Europe to compare with it. It is the envy of the angling world. Lough Corrib stretches 33 miles from Galway City to Maam Valley in Connemara and Oughterard is located about halfway. What makes the Lough so interesting is the myriad of small islands and shallow bays where many hungry trout feed eagerly. You can never say that you know Lough Corrib but you may come to know small parts of it intimately. More