Glenamaddy is the most important town in the north eastern corner of County Galway. To the east of the town lies Lough Lurgeen, a raised bog, which is a National Heritage Area of international importance. It is an area rich in plant life, flora, and a haven for migrating birds. Cloch Dhairmuid Megalithic Tomb at Ballinastack dates from 3000 BC. There are also over 40 ringforts in the area and Mass Tree at Lishenaheilte.
There is lots to do in Glenamaddy. Karting, horse-riding and four golf courses all within a half hour drive. Big annual events are the Drama Festival in March, the Horse Show in June and a Summer Festival in July-August. Glenamaddy Church has a wonderful Harry Clarke stained glass window. The Town Hall Theatre also houses a museum, library and heritage centre.
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.