Glinsk is situated on the north eastern corner of County Galway. Located in the valley of the River Suck, the area consists mainly of limestone and there are also large areas of raised bogland. The Suck Valley Way walking trail passes through the parish. Lakes connected with the River Suck provide an ideal resource for the coarse angler.

Glinsk Castle, reputed to be the last castle built in this country, stands as an impressive reminder of the architectural skills and styles of the Norman era, while nearby Ballinakill Abbey holds the remains of the earliest Gothic church in Connacht.

National Trails Day Sunday 3rd October

The Suck Valley Way Walk Ballymoe - Glinsk

A great day was had by all on Sunday 3rd October for National Trails Day where a large crowd took part in the walk along the Suck Valley Way, a distance of approximately 10km. The weather was fine and following the walk participants were able to avail of the free refreshments served afterwards. There was also an historical talk about the Castle and Historical Park for those who were interested. Martin Dunne Rural Recreation Officer Roscommon Integrated Development Company (RIDC) oversaw the activities on the day and he can be contacted on Mobile: 087 2665951 or email: if you require any information on this walk or other walks in the surrounding areas.

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.