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Co Galway – The Northern Drive (purple drive)

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Taking in Galway, Claregalway, Tuam, Mountbellew, Lackagh and returning to Galway. A distance of 123km (77 miles), approximately.

Taking in Galway, Claregalway, Tuam, Mountbellew, Lackagh and returning to Galway. A distance of 123km (77 miles), approximately.

A journey through the towns and villages of north County Galway. First stop is the ruins of a Franciscan Friary in Claregalway with the newly restored Claregalway Castle nearby.

Further along is the ancient town of Tuam with its 12th Century High Cross and two Cathedrals. Mountbellew has delightful forest walks, whilst Abbeyknockmoy has ruins of a 13th Century Cistercian Abbey.

Route can be travelled in any direction and from any starting point. Map illustrations are intended as a guide only and routes should be travelled in conjunction with reference to a good road map of Ireland.