Williamstown is a small village in North county Galway, on the border of County Roscommon, situated 40 miles from Galway city and 20 miles from Tuam. It is predominantly a limestone area with area of basin peat interspersed with small mixed economy farms. Agriculture is still the dominant work in Williamstown. The majority of farms are less than 50 acres and the main activities include cattle, sheep and milk production.

Places of interest around Williamstown include Corralough lake, mills at Templetoghter and Clough, holy wells at Templetogher and Beaugh, many ringforts throughout Williamstown, and parts of ancient roadways at Castletogher.

Williamstown are online at www.williamstown.ie

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.