Loughrea is the cathedral town of Ireland's smallest diocese, Clonfert. St Brendan's Cathedral, established in 1897, has been described as 'the greatest monument Ireland has to the revival of Celtic Art" .

Loughrea's idyllic location,on the shores of the lake, ensures easy access to the towns natural amenities, which include a swimming area, a promenade and several parks.

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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.