Lackagh/Turloughmore is a traditional rural area, which in recent years has grown in population with the adjacent industrial facilities of Galway City close by. Traditionally, farming was the mainstay of the area, but developments have now seen growth in commercial and tourism facilities.

The majestic river Clare flows through the heartland of the area and is a major fishing/angling attraction. The area has a number of historical and archaeological features, and the famous battle of Knockdoe was fought in the locality in 1504.

There are many archaeological sites dotted around the entire area and much of the history of the area has been preserved in Lackagh Museum, which was opened in the village in the early 1990.

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.