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Waterfront House Bed and Breakfast Lake and Boat View
Waterfront House Bed and Breakfast Local Pub Oughterard
Waterfront House Bed and Breakfast Aughnanure Castle Oughterard


Indulge in a variety of activities and experiences during your stay at our bed and breakfast. Explore the tranquil waters with boating or cast your line for a relaxing fishing excursion. For enthusiasts, try your hand at fly fishing, or perfect your swing at the nearby golf course or driving range.


If shopping beckons, venture into nearby boutiques, or opt for a leisurely stroll to absorb the local charm. Set amidst breathtaking scenery, this vibrant town serves as the perfect hub for delving into the surrounding wonders. From captivating landscapes to thrilling outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone. 


Embrace the scenic trails through horse riding or mountain biking, immersing yourself in nature's beauty. With an array of options like walking amidst picturesque landscapes or engaging in thrilling adventures, there's something to suit every preference during your stay with us.

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Local Attractions and Activities

The Waterfront House Country Home sits nestled right on the shores of the world-famous fishing grounds - Lough Corrib - surrounded by the Hills of Connemara, just a short stroll from Aughnanure Castle and the lovely Oughterard 18 hole Parkland golf course. Centrally located to an area from the Cliffs of Moher to the Aran Islands, and Connemara to Westport. In an area of astounding beauty you can enjoy walking, golfing, angling, relaxing, touring, sight-seeing, swimming, horse riding.


Aughnanure Castle (1 mile)
Built by the O'Flahertys c. 1500, Aughnanure Castle lies in picturesque surroundings close to the shores of Lough Corrib, standing on what is virtually a rocky island, the castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house.

Glengowla Mines and Working Farm (5 Miles)
Glengowla Mines offers a fun day out for all the family! If your children are fond of the best selling game of all time, MineCraft, then this is Reality. Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore. 

Brigit's Garden (5 miles)
The award-winning Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland.

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden (33 miles)
At Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, there is so much for all the family to enjoy. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its magnificent restored buildings. Discover woodland walks, lakeshore walks, nature trails and children's play trail throughout the 1,000 acre estate. Children will enjoy making a wish at the Giants Ironing stone. 

Connemara National Park (35 miles)
Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range.

Corrib Cruises (3 miles)
The "Corrib Queen" departs Oughterard pier daily(except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island. En route passengers experience excellent views of the Connemara mountains, Lough Corrib's 365 islands and passes  close to Inisheanbo, one of the most beautiful islands on the lake. 

Western Way - Galway (3 miles)
This 66 km linear walking route provides an excellent introduction for walkers to the beautiful and scenic wildernesses of Connemara in County Galway in the west of Ireland.

Knockillaree Riding Centre (4 miles)
Knockillaree Riding Centre is based in Oughterard, Connemara - only 25 minutes from Galway City at the "Gateway to Connemara". Our Centre is located on the Rusheeney road, just outside Oughterard village, and is nestled between beautiful hills, mountains and the shores of Lough Corrib.

Loughwell Farm Park (12 miles)
At Loughwell Farm Park - whatever the weather – you'll find plenty to see and do with activities for all ages. We are one of the most popular attractions in the West of Ireland with acres of indoor and outdoor fun for all the family.

Joyce Country Sheepdogs (25 miles)
Joyce Country Sheepdogs is part of a family run farm located in Connemara on the West of Ireland. Joyce Country Sheepdogs offers you the opportunity to visit a working hill sheep farm and watch the Border Collie sheepdogs herding Connemara Blackface sheep.

John P. Keogh & Sons, Oughterard (2.5 miles)


Visit this unique Irish craft shop in Oughterard for a sample of the real Ireland. A cheerful welcome awaits as you wander through the nooks and crannies of this family-run business. You will discover a vast array of wonderful Irish gifts, very reasonably priced.

Ireland West Links

Yoga and meditation weekend breaks and retreat holidays in the Burren. Tailored for beginners, these experiences offer guided outings, tantalising vegetarian cuisine, and cosy accommodations. Explore the site for more details.

Discover the Connemara Heritage & History Centre, a distinguished destination situated along the N59, merely 5 miles from Clifden, the heart of Connemara. Unveil the captivating history and heritage of this exquisite West of Ireland region at this award-winning center. Dive deeper at

Experience the vibrant Roundstone Regatta, an annual July celebration in the tranquil Connemara village of Roundstone. Witness the thrilling races that honor maritime traditions dating back to the 1890s, showcasing the athletic prowess and cultural significance of traditional boats. Explore more about this spectacular event at

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