Luck O' the Irish Raffle
Do you have the “Luck O’ the Irish”? Find out!
Purchase a raffle ticket to win a one-week stay in Oughterard, Ireland, plus $1,000 cash! Only 500 tickets will be sold: One for $50 or Three for $100.
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:30 PM show*.
*Attendance not required to win
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OUGHTERARD?
Oughterard is located near the west coast of Ireland about 2½ hours from Dublin and 3½ hours from Rosslare port. It’s approximately a 1¼ hour drive from Shannon airports.
Imagine standing at the front door of your traditional whitewashed cottage, morning tea in hand, and gazing towards the shimmering Lough Corrib, Inchoigill Island, and even Ashford Castle on a clear day.
This charming, cozy, three-bedroom, three-bath cottage offers absolute tranquility amidst the sights and sounds of country life. The cottage has been renovated and refurbished to combine its originality with comfortable modern living. The local town center has plenty to offer you on your holiday. The town boasts eight pubs all of which serve meals and bar snacks. There is also a good selection of restaurants including those specializing in seafood, and traditional Irish fare. If you wish to spend time in a truly vibrant city, Galway is 18 miles away. Whether you want to enjoy a holiday golfing, fishing, walking, viewing fantastic scenery or just a very peaceful and relaxing holiday, you will find Oughterard and nearby Galway has something to offer for everyone!
Galway City center – great place which offers quiet situations as well as extremely lively ones. Excellent art gallery and antiques/collectables shop.
Ashford Castle – superb castle with great golf course in its own stunning grounds.
Cong – very picturesque village, setting from the famous ‘Quiet Man’ film starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
Westport – very quaint town just over the border in County Mayo.
Clifden – The Wright Brothers landed here in the first transatlantic flight.
Kylemore Abbey – fantastic gothic country house with superb gardens.
Connemara National Park – Oughterard is the start of it but there is also so much to see including mountains, loughs, sea and forests.
There are eight pubs in the Oughterard! All pubs do good restaurant and bar food serving drinks until late.
Here are some more dining options:
White Gables, Moycullen. Said to be the best restaurant in Connemara!
Donnelly’s, brilliant surroundings, service, and food.
The Boat, Oughterard – great food and drink
Golf: There's Oughterard Golf Course plus many courses in 25 mile radius including seven championship courses.
Fishing: Lough Corrib – some of the best fishing in Ireland. Many other river and sea fishing opportunities.
Walks: So many to choose from – best to go to the tourist office and see all of the ones which they recommend, depending on the time you want to spend and your keenness/fitness!
Drives: Take a drive all the way around the Lough – go through Oughterard toward Maam Cross, then towards Cong, Headford, into Galway and back to Oughterard. You can drive out of Oughterard towards Clifden on the N59 and just explore the wilds of the Connemara National Park at your leisure. For a slightly longer journey, drive to the Cliffs of Moher – a fantastic journey with breathtaking views at the end of it.
Beaches: Dog Bay, near Clifden – one of the best beaches in Ireland and very quiet.
Within the Town of Oughterard: Excellent Free Fishing, Fishing Tackle & Bike Hire, Gym & Fitness Centre, Tourist Office (Bord Failte),Specialty Wine Retailer, 2 Cafes, Antique Shop, Petrol Station, Post Office, 3 Supermarkets, 2 Butchers, Greengrocers, Fish & Chip shop and Gift shops