Top 6 Things to do in Gort, Ireland

March 4, 2018 Venice Greaves

Gort (/ˈɡɒrt/; Irish: Gort Inse Guaire or An Gort) is a town in south County Galway, in the west of Ireland. It lies just north of the border with County Clare on the old Galway–Limerick road, now the R458. Gort is situated in the territory of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne also known as Maigh Aidhne ("the plain of Aidhne"), which is coextensive with the diocese of Kilmacduagh / Cill Mhic Dhuach.
Restaurants in Gort

1. Coole Park

1km from Gort, Co Galway, Ireland, Gort, Ireland +353 91 563 081
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4.5 based on 209 reviews

Coole Park

Reviewed By hca65 - Galway, Ireland

On the way to Galway you past Coole park.....What amazing place to visit...brilliant...Anyone interested in walking or forest or Gardens..its a must..A brilliant place for history..Very friendly staff....Go at you're own pace...so many of ours great writers and poets stayed in the big house....Don't forget to see the Autographs tree where many of them left there names in the tree...overall brilliant..A love day out

2. Kilmacduagh Tower

Gort, Ireland +353 91 563 081
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Kilmacduagh Tower

Reviewed By Linerguy - Lawrenceburg, IN

What a wonderful discovery! Stumbled upon this on our way to the Burren...so glad we did. First of all, contrary to the review from the person who couldn't figure out how to get into the site (and blamed the Irish people), there is a very large car park, stone stile crossings and a metal gate. Not sure how much more obvious it could be.
As far as area, Kilmacduagh is actually larger than Glendalough....and there aren't hordes of coach tourists to muck everything up. In fact, we were the only two people there. Later in our trip we did visit Glendalough and agreed that, if your travels take you near Kilmacduagh, it would be the better choice.
The only negative thing I can say about Kilmacduagh is you can't actually walk inside the ruins. Still, you can walk around the entire site, which took us about 35 minutes or so. There's a sign explaining the history of the site, as well as a map as to what everything is...and there's no admission fee.
Overall, Kilmacduagh is a lovey, very scenic stop that pretty much covers the bases as far as Monastic ruins are concerned. It's quiet (other than the endless mooing), serene, and completely devoid of crowds. So, if during your trip you plan on visiting the Burren and Glendalough, I suggest using your time to do something other than Glendalough and stop at Kilmacduagh instead.

3. Thoor Ballylee

Gort, Ireland +353 91 563 081
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4 based on 54 reviews

Thoor Ballylee

Reviewed By 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA - Bristol, United Kingdom

Wonderful visit and a grand welcome from an imaginative American women who has a passion for Yeats and Ireland.
An informative video sets the scene and then the climb up the stairways exploring the towers rooms before getting to the rooftop and taking in the amazing views.
On our return downstairs tea and tea cake was offered, this is part of the entrance fee and much conversation with the friendly volunteer.
Excellent visit, wonderful location.

4. Kiltartan Gregory Museum

Kiltartan Cross, Gort, Ireland +353 91 632 634
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Kiltartan Gregory Museum

Reviewed By catren m - Frankfurt, Germany

A great little museum not far from Gort town. Only a few euro for admission you will love the informative displays and unusual artifacts. The guided tour is very interesting, you will learn a lot.

5. Gort Golf Club

Castlequarter, Gort, Ireland +353 91 632 244
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Gort Golf Club

Reviewed By Patric M - Coventry, United Kingdom

Been coming here for many years galway races week. Always made welcome. Course is always in great condition and the Apre golf is always good. One point that lets it down is the lack of buggies and the standard of the buggies available. Still love the place.

6. Sallys Plate Museum

Knocklaurence Gort, Gort 0000, Ireland +353 83 002 5941
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Sallys Plate Museum

Reviewed By Thehappyyank - Las Vegas, Nevada

Had and amazing time at Sallys Plate Museum .Food was included in the entry fee however the food was amazing the portions were small.

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