Oughterard is in the civil parish of Kilcummin. It is a beautiful area, rich in heritage and a great base for those who wish to explore Connemara or visit the local villages and Galway City.
According to figures released by the Central Statistics Office for Census 2011, there were 1,333 people living in Oughterard. See ‘relevant links’ for further information.
If you wish to visit Oughterard, a tourism website has been developed which provides useful information to the prospective visitor. See ‘relevant links’ for more.
Oughterard has in its vicinity several copper and lead mines. Visitors to the area should consider visiting the Glengowla silver and lead show mines. Glengowla was a 19th century mine which was abandoned in 1865 where visitors can learn about ore extraction methods during that era. See ‘relevant links’ for more
The Glengowla mine is a few km west of Oughterard just off the N59.
The Oughterard Culture and Heritage Group have developed an award winning website which provides is a wonderful source of information and knowledge for anyone who wants to delve into the culture and heritage of this area and its hinterland.
Please go to relevant links to access the link to this website and perhaps read more about, for example, the Harry Clarke stained glass window that is in St Mary’s Parish Church.
Both the Old Galway Pics website and the website of the Oughterard Culture and Heritage Group contain lovely photographs and postcard images of the area and of its people. See relevant links for more.
For detailed information on townlands around Oughterard click here.
To view all placenames in the parish click here.
BUILT HERITAGE - Towns and Villages - Oughterard
|Geography of Lough Corrib|
|Management of the Corrib|
|Towns and villages around Lough Corrib|
|Galway Clifden Railway Line|
|Mills and lime kilns|
|Islands of Lough Corrib|
|Corrib Boat Builders|
|Castles around Cong|
|Lagarosiphon major (African Weed)|
|Images of invasive species|
|Boating Accidents and Disasters|
|1916 and Civil War|
|Famine and emigration|
|Media and film|
|Lyrics of Anach Cuan song|
|Current Rowing Club|
|History of rowing|