Things to do


Tigh Chualáin bar is attached to the Guest house it creates a comfortable warm atmosphere, less formal and more enjoyable to be in. It’s a well-known bar to go to watch live sports with its atmosphere, and enjoy a Pint with some ‘Craic, Caint agus Ceol’.

Aran Islands

The ferry or plane to beautiful Aran Islands, the “Islands of Saints and Scholars” is located approximately 10km from Tigh Chualáin. Aran Islands is a group of three islands located at the mouth of Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. A place worth visiting when in Connemara.

Coláiste Lurgan

Coláiste Lurgan is a popular Irish Language Summer School located 1 km from Tigh Chualáin, where hundreds of teenagers visit every year. Tigh Chualáin is a perfect location for you to stay when visiting your son/daughter at Coláiste Lurgan.


An Cruiscín Lán, An Nead, Builín Blasta, Tigh Pádraicín, Twelve Hotel, Donnellys, O Gradys


There are two Golf Courses near by Barna Golf Club and Connemara Isle Golf Club.


Our local GAA is Cumann Michéal Breathnach


Horse Riding

There are three different horse riding schools to choose from including: Moycullen Riding Centre, Rusheen Riding School and Spiddal Riding School.


There are a number of routes you can enjoy the scenery and get a walk done on the way, walk along the shore at ‘Trá Mhóir Beach’ take a walk on the prom in Spiddal, about 10 minutes drive you can walk in the lovely Barna Woods.


There are a number of beaches near by within two minutes walk there is ‘Trá Mhóir Beach‘, Spiddal beach is about a two minute drive from Tigh Chualáin or take a ten minute drive to Carraroe to the coral beach ‘Trá an Doilín’.
Or why not take an extra twenty minute drive longer to the Islands on the West coast of Galway in ‘Ceanter na nOileán’, which are five different islands which are connected to each other by bridges. With views not to miss!


Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays,

Loughwell Farm

Loughwell Farm Park is a fun filled day of family entertainment and is jam packed full of fantastic activities for children and adults.