What to do and see in Moycullen, Ireland: The Best Places and Tips

March 18, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Moycullen (Irish: Maigh Cuilinn) is a Gaeltacht village in County Galway, Ireland, about 10 km (7 mi) northwest of Galway city. It is near Lough Corrib, on the N59 road to Oughterard and Clifden, in Connemara. Moycullen is now a satellite town of Galway with most residents commuting to the city for work, school, and business.
Restaurants in Moycullen

1. Moycullen Riding Centre

Poulnaclough | Moycullen, Gawlay, Moycullen NA, Ireland +353 87 204 3944
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5 based on 136 reviews

Moycullen Riding Centre

Moycullen Riding Centre is situated near Galway city, in the magnificent surroundings of the Connemara countryside. They offer one and two hour treks along bog roads and across Mountains. Or why not try their beach ride on Rushing Bay off Galway Bay. Private and group lessons for beginners also available with qualified B.H.S.A.I instructor.

Reviewed By Kyja K

If you’re looking for an activity suitable for all ages and levels look no further. Tom, the owner, took us on an amazing ride through the beautiful Irish countryside. He was attentive and kind. If you’re in Galway, definitely add this to your to-do list.

2. Brigit's Garden

Pollagh | Roscahill, Roscahill, Ireland +353 91 550 905
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4.5 based on 230 reviews

Brigit's Garden

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. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.

Reviewed By Laura E - Newburyport, Massachusetts

I headed up to bridgits garden while staying at Glenlo Abbey. It was a very relaxing hour I spent there and I enjoyed the Gardens although there was a little less to see than I expected. I think in the summer I would been more...MoreWe're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. Each season offers a different experience in the Gardens and we do hope you'll visit us again when all our wildflowers are in full bloom.

3. Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way, Galway, Ireland +353 91 778 778
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5 based on 1 reviews

Wild Atlantic Way

Reviewed By grommit35 - Oxfordshire

Appropriately named , the west coast is spectacular, so much scenery and feels very remote in places. Roads are very well signposted and easy to follow. The roads are also very twisty, single track in places. If you suffer from motion sickness maybe the whole route would be too much. Take time to look at the various harbours as you go along.

4. Knockillaree Riding Centre

Rusheeny Road, Cregg | Connemara, Galway, Oughterard, Ireland +353 87 960 4517
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5 based on 242 reviews

Knockillaree Riding Centre

Reviewed By Kimmi-Conq

We called the morning of and they were very accommodating; we had a wonderful afternoon pony trek. Roger was extremely knowledgeable and shared everything with us, he was good humored and easy to chat with. We really enjoyed the ride, it was beautiful, but Roger made the entire experience so much more.

5. Standun Spiddal

Connemara Coast Road | Co Galway, Spiddal, Ireland +353 91 553 115
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Standun Spiddal

Standún is a unique family-run store, situated in a traditional Connemara setting in the west of Ireland. The store is in its 3rd Generation and has been in operation for over 60 years. There is a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children's clothing, Irish and International gifts and homeware and a cafe with home baking.

Reviewed By MLS-SGOE - Enfield, Connecticut

We stopped here on a self-driving tour mostly because they offered coffee and were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed the store. We shopped enthusiastically and, as our purchased were numerous, we arranged to have our things shipped home. They arrived well packed, intact and sooner than promised.

6. Loughwell Farm Park

Loughwell, Moycullen, Co Galway, Moycullen, Ireland +353 91 868 631
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4.5 based on 238 reviews

Loughwell Farm Park

Reviewed By helendonavan76 - Athlone, Ireland

We are a family of 2 adults and three kids ages 9, 7 and 4. We went to Loughwell Farm Park during the last week of the summer holidays. The weather was very wet and miserable but we were pleasantly surprised by the array of indoor activities to allow for the Irish Weather. All the staff were very nice and friendly. We managed to get outside between the heavy showers and had fun on the go karts, the barrel train and the football area. The place is set in a real Connemara setting with some beautiful landscaping and views. The kids got to hold and cuddle some rabbits during one of the animal activities. We felt it was very reasonable and we enjoyed a good four hours in the park. All in all we had a wonderful day and we would highly recommend Loughwell Farm Park.

7. Celtic Chauffeur Services

Galway, Moycullen H91 X2F7, Ireland +353 87 353 3460
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Celtic Chauffeur Services

Celtic Chauffeur Services is a 100% privately owned Irish company based in the West Of Ireland, but covers a Nationwide Service. Airport Transfers & Private Tours - Private Driver available Approved National Tour Guide Approved Failte Ireland Tour Guide Approved Certified Driver by the National Transport Authority of Ireland Fully Insured Private Hire Bespoke Tours around Ireland Cliffs Of Moher Specialist Tours Of Connemara Tours of Ireland's Ancient East Tour of Blarney Castle Tour of Giants Causeway Taking you personally

Reviewed By Christophereflex - Seattle, Washington

We had a last minute idea to do a private tour of the countryside close to Galway, and found Celtic Chauffeur Services when doing a google search late Saturday evening. Fergus phoned us right back and he was the friendliest, most helpful man. He was not available the following morning, but referred us to his friend Michael Conway, who chauffeured us around in his very comfortable car for 6+hours. He is a great driver, a kind man, and so knowledgeable about everywhere we were. We had an amazing day experiencing Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Highly recommend!

8. Connemara Celtic Crystal

Moycullen | Co. Galway, Moycullen, Ireland +353 91 555 172
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Connemara Celtic Crystal

Visit Celtic Crystal Factory and Visitor Center where Irish motifs, culture and history are reflected in our beautiful, hand-crafted crystal. Each piece is designed, hand-cut and sold in Moycullen, Co.Galway. Glass-cutting demonstrations are provided by our master-cutters by appointment and are free of charge. We also carry our own exclusive range of Celtic Crystal Jewellery in traditional and Contemporary designs as well as a wide range of Fashion Knitwear,Woolens and Giftware.

Reviewed By StoneCreek - Colorado

This place was recommended by friends. The crystal cutting demonstration greatly enhanced my interest and respect for crystal. Didn't realize that it was all cut free hand. Purchased a set of multicolor wine glasses. Angus was very friendly and informative. Highly recommended.

9. Aughnanure Castle

Oughterard, Ireland +353 91 552 214
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Aughnanure Castle

Built 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.

Reviewed By Corrina A - Saint Thomas, Canada

I was pleased to have the opportunity to view the inside of a Tower House castle while in Ireland. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out many fascinating facts and features we otherwise never would have noticed. One of these included the construction of the stone stairs--cut from the stone at varying heights so as to "trip up" potential invaders. Also a genuine "murder hole" when you walk in. I could just imagine the guards above, poised with their skull-crushing rocks.

10. Connemara Marble Visitor's Center

Moycullen, Ireland +353 91 555 746
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4 based on 151 reviews

Connemara Marble Visitor's Center

Reviewed By travelingbeachbum00 - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Our group made a stop here to learn about Cannemara marble and were impressed with the presentation. The employee was informative and knowledgeable. After learning about the types of marble we visited the gift shop and the visitor center across the street. Good stop and worth a short visit.

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