Craughwell is a pretty and developing village on the main N6 Galway to Dublin road, within 16 miles of the heart of Galway city. It incorporates the half parish of Ballymana.

While agriculture is still the single, largest means of livelihood in the community, Craughwell is becoming a dormitory village for those whose place of employment is Galway city.

The Dunkellin River, which draws its waters from the Killimordaly bog and the Loughrea lake, provides coarse fishing in its lower reaches. This river widens into the large Rahasane Turlough, which is the home of many species of wild birds, especially waders, which winter there. The land is reasonably flat, with the only relatively high portion on Seefin Hill in the South-East of the parish.

Welcome to the Galway Rural Development website. Galway Rural Development, through the programmes we administer, will continue to work along with other agencies, groups and individuals around the county to improve the quality of life for all citizens in our area. We especially wish to work with those who are most in need of assistance, to provide real opportunities for people to gain significant improvements for themselves and their communities throughout rural Galway.

Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.