Area Highlights

  • Scenic Valley Location
  • Féile an Mhama
  • Close to Lough Corrib
  • Shop & Bar
  • Fishing
  • Hill Walking
  • Walking Trails
  • Boat Hire
  • River Cruises

Description Of The Area

Maam Valley is in North Connemara, located between Leenane to the west and  Cornamona to the east. This is an area of natural scenic beauty nestled beneath the dominating Maamturk mountains. Maam Village has a shop, bar, hardware store, service station, community hall, community football pitch, tourist office, Church and Garda Station. The village of Maam is 7km from Maam Cross on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road, 7km from Leenane and 23km from Cong.

The Maam Valley is in “Joyce Country” named after the Joyce tribe of Galway, a family of English origin, who arrived in Ireland many years ago.  The Western Way, a long distance walking trail will take you from the southern end of the Maam Valley to the ancient site of Mámean, a place of holy pilgrimage.

Alexander Nimmo, a Master Engineer (1783 – 1832) built a house in Maam Valley, beside the Bealanabrack River. The house, which Nimmo called Corrib Lodge, survives today as Keane’s Bar.

Maam was more famously known as a location for the filming of “The Quiet Man” and the ruin of the old cottage can still be seen in the valley. Maam village is a lovely wooded town land beside some great fishing lakes. The ancient woods give the place a magical feel, overshadowed by the Maamturk Mountains with their numerous pre-historic and early historic sites. A perfect place to wander, to take in the scenery, fish the lakes, and completely unwind.

Map Of The Area

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