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On the western shore of Lough Corrib, the colourful and historic town of Oughterard is the main angling centre for Ireland's largest lake, which has 365 islands within it. Boat Hire, fly tying and fresh water angling are very popular pursuits here. The area also offers many scenic and heritage walks as well as very interesting early Christian sites. Oughterard is the gateway to the Connemara mountain region and the attractive Owenriff River empties into Lough Corrib at the edge of the town. You are greeted by an ever evolving mixture of shops, small businesses and accommodation providers which makes Oughterard an ideal Connemara destination.Oughterard Golf ClubAs you enter Oughterard, travelling from Galway, you will see the Golf Club on your right hand side. This is an 18 hole parkland course lined with mature native Irish trees and is an excellent test of golf. It is highlighted as the 'Garden Golf Course of Connacht' and located on the Galway to Clifden road, the 'Gateway to Connemara'. It is renowned not only for it's golf but also it's hospitality and award winning Restaurant and Café. Oughterard Golf Club is an ideal destination to include on a holiday in the west of Ireland. Green fee rates are available for 18 and 12 holes, club and buggy hire is also available. Visit Oughterard Golf Club for bookings, email them or call them on +353 91 552131.Aughnunure CastleBuilt by the O'Flahertys c. 1500, Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib.  In 1546 the O'Flaherty's motto "Fortune favours the strong" and the powerful Mayo O'Malleys Motto "Powerful by land and by sea", were joined in the marriage of Donal an Chogaidh O'Flaherty and Grainuaile/Grace O'Malley.  Standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. In addition, visitors will find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn and bastions and a dry harbour. You only have to follow the signs from the Golf Club.The TownAs you enter the town, you will see the many inviting establishments waiting to offer you a true 'Ceád Míle Fáilte'. You have a very good selection of Bars and Restaurants, together with a range of stores.Bars & RestaurantsYou can simply click on the various links below to get more information about each establishment:Kelly's Bar and RestaurantPowers Thatched Bar and RestaurantKeoghs Bar and Coffee ShopYou can also search the Ireland Directory for other Bars and Restaurants which may be added after this article has been written.StandúnStandún is a family  run by sisters Cliona and Laragh Standún. The business is now in it's 3rd generation and over 70 years in business. Standún were the first to export Aran Sweaters to the USA in the late 40s and became known as the 'Home of The Aran Sweater'. They stock the best of Irish clothing, gifts and jewellery and they also have another store in Spiddal.ActivitiesYou can simply click on the various links below to get more information about each establishment:Glengowla MinesCurraghduff FarmYou can also search the Ireland Directory for other Activities which may be added after this article has been written.The Quiet ManThe Quiet Man Bridge is about 5kms outside Oughterard on the left hand side as you head towards Clifden, or if you stop at Glengowla Mines, it is about 3kms. The Galway Tour Company make a stop here on their tour and also visit Cong.ConnemaraAs you travel the N59 towards Clifden you will pass through the village of Recess, home to the Connemara Giant. Continue on this road and you can also turn right to take you through the Inagh Valley and at the end of the road, you can turn left to Kylemore Abbey or right to Killary Fjord.If you are staying in Galway, why not avail of one of the many Day Tours to Connemara.

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