Towns of Galway
Oranmore —County Galway
Oranmore, like the other towns and villages near Galway, is fast becoming a dormitory town for the city. Situated on the eastern side of Galway Bay, it lies under the shadow of a restored Clanricarde Burke castle, which saw action in the Civil and Cromwellian wars of the 17th century. Opposite it, beside the Galway road, lies a megalithic, or large stone tomb, of a type classed as a boulder dolmen, dating perhaps, to 2,000 B.C. A more recent monument, a statue of a freedom fighter, stands at the main corner in the town.
Gawlay regional airport is nearby, in neighbouring Carnmore.
Renvlle Park, just outside the village, is an ideal family destination. Oranmore is a lively town, with lots to offer.