Directions

From Galway City

Take the N59 west through Oughterard, Maam Cross and Recess to Clifden (about 80km or 50 miles). At the Esso station, turn left and enter Clifden’s one-way traffic loop on Bridge Street. Continue on Bridge Street past two small lanes on your right and left, and follow the signs to Ballyconneely. You’ll wind around Clifden Bay and another 3km or 2 miles. The Ardagh Hotel will be on your left, just opposite the head of Ardbear Bay.

From Westport

Take the N59 south and southwest through Leenane and Letterfrack to Clifden (about 50km or 30miles). At the Esso station, turn right and enter Clifden’s one-way traffic loop on Bridge Street. Continue on Bridge Street past two small lanes on your right and left, and follow the signs to Ballyconneely. You’ll wind around Clifden Bay and another 3km or 2 miles. The Ardagh Hotel will be on your left, just opposite the head of Ardbear Bay.

Dublin to Galway

The new M6 Motorway has reduced the drive from Dublin to Galway to under 2 hours. In Dublin, look for the motorway signs that say “The West”.

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