There is a wide range of activities to enjoy in close proximity to Cloughan Castle.


Gort Golf

Club Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world-famous Burren. Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’ Connor Junior, this 18-hole par 71 championship course presents a challenge to all skill levels, from the low handicap golfer to the golfing beginner.

Loughrea Golf Club

Loughrea Golf Club is long recognized as one of the finest Parkland courses in the country, with a par 71 measuring 5825m off the blue tees. The course was extended over the years and is now a fair but challenging test for all golfers. We have a proud tradition of providing a warm welcome to all our visitors and societies

Athenry Golf Club

Athenry Golf Club is a mixture of parkland and heathland built on a limestone base against the backdrop of a large forest giving excellent drainage and remaining playable all year round. The course is located just 5 minutes off the new M6 Dublin to Galway Motorway.

Pallas Karting

Jump in the driving seat and compete for pole position at Europe’s largest Karting Centre. Lead your team to Paintballing victory within four zones, full equipment and experienced marshals for fun, safe battles or dare to roll downhill in a giant transparent orb – there’s nothing like it.

Dartfield Equestrian Centre

Dartfield is set in 350 acres of parkland and visitors are welcome to explore our walking trails, see the farm animals and take part in the many activities available, which include horse riding, sheep dog demonstrations, archery or clay pigeon shooting. This is the only museum in the world dedicated to Irish horses, Connemara ponies and Irish dogs.   

Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park

This family-run enterprise is situated in a rural setting near a village called Bullaun, 4km off the M6 main Galway/Dublin route.

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre

Slieve Aughty Riding Centre in the west of Ireland offers horse riding and donkey walking, kid’s birthday parties, and pony rides for seasonal festivals or for the fun! The centre's 25 horses and ponies are suitable for everything from the nervous beginner to the advanced rider. Facilities include a 30x50 all weather outdoor arena, cross country course, and miles of trails for scenic treks. Beside the riding centre is The Three Towers Eco House and Organic Kitchen, where you can grab a bite to eat after your ride or stay the night as part of a package riding holiday.

Woodville Walled Garden

Woodville is home to a restored walled garden along with a museum outlining the fascinating connection to Lady Augusta Gregory at Woodville. Come for a visit to this romantic secret garden in the West of Ireland and enjoy the sights, scents and colours contained within the original stone walls. During your time with us you will be able to see what an important role this historical walled garden once played, supplying the house with vegetables, fruit and flowers all year round.

Renville Park

Rinville Park is located just five minutes from the picturesque village of Oranmore, in County Galway. It is a wonderful amenity, created around an ancient castle, a stately home and a fine estate demesne, which dates from the 16th century. 

Loughrea Lake

A majestic lake in the heart of Loughrea town which offers Fishing, Angling, Swimming & the promenade for long scenic walks.

Coole Park

Coole Park was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival and former home of Lady Gregory. It is a nature reserve of approximately 1000acre located a few miles west of Gort. Co. Galway. Wildlife Service Wildlife Service, part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The walled garden contains an autograph tree, a copper beech that is engraved with initials of many of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival  including William Butler Yeats, Edward Martyn, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Seán O’Casey