Spiddal – Gateway to Connemara and Wild Atlantic Way

Ardmor is situated within walking distance of Spiddal on the shores of Galway Bay, an area of immense beauty where the Irish language and old traditions live on to the present day. Our location is the perfect base from which to explore the magic of Connemara where the Twelve Pins dominate the lakes and the skyline. Across the Bay we can see the Burren and the Clare coast. The homes on the Aran Islands can also be seen on a clear day and a visit to the Islands is recommended during your stay with us.

An Irish soap opera is filmed here and is shown on our Irish TV channel TG4 and the area is also famous for its Irish colleges where summer courses for teenagers take place in the Summer months . Students learn their native language and participate in sport, Irish dancing and other activities through the medium of the Irish language.

The village is also renowned for its beautiful church named after St Enda which was built in 1904 in the Romanesque style , It has wonderful stained glass windows and due to its location is very popular for weddings.

Spiddal has been a popular holiday destination for many years due to its location and proximity to the Connemara region. We have safe sandy beaches in the area suitable for swimming, and there are small coves with crystal clear water dotted all along this rocky coastline.

Local Information

  • 30 min drive to Rossaveal for ferry boat to the Aran Islands
  • 15 min drive to Connemara Airport for flights to the Aran Islands
  • Excellent shore fishing, a fresh water angling school
  • Sea fishing day trips from Spiddal pier
  • Kayaking courses are run during the Summer
  • Walking trails
  • Spiddal craft centre
  • Standuns craft and fashion shop
  • Golf courses within easy reach
  • Horse riding centre
  • Bus tours available to Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher
  • “Ros na Run ” Irish weekly soap opera filmed here
  • Restaurants within walking distance
  • Bank, Post office, Supermarkets, Pubs in Spiddal village
  • Irish Summer college for the teaching of the Irish language
  • Cultural Hill village
  • Irish music sessions
  • Deap Sea Fishing

    Places to visit

  • St. Brigit’s Gardens in Moycullen
  • Aughanure Castle – The ancestral home of the O’Flaherty’s built in 1500
  • Pearse’s Cottage in Rosmuc
  • Glengowla Mines in Oughterard
  • Kylemore House & Gardens
  • Connemara National Park
  • Killary Harbour and Fiord
  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Thoor Ballylee
  • Lough Corrib, Maam Cross, & Cong – Scenic Drive
  • Coastal Drive via Cashel, Roundstone , Clifden returning by Oughterard, Moycullen and back to Spiddal
  • Galway – 30 mins by car or bus
  • The Corrib river walkway
  • The Spanish Arch