Moycullen (Maigh Cuilinn in Irish) is a gateway to Conamara’s 644 km (400 miles) of coastline and 88 km (55 miles) of lakeshore.
Blanket bog and loughs lie to the north and west in the shadow of Sléibhte Mhám Toirc (know in English as the Maumturk mountains). To the northeast is gentler country around Lough Coirib and to the west and south the indented rocky coastline overlooking Galway Bay.
Moycullen is in a Gaeltacht area, where the Irish language is the main language spoken.
The Connemara Marble Visitor Centre, located in the village, is dedicated to one of Ireland’s oldest industries, mining. Visit the centre and learn the history of mining, see the master craftsmen at work, cutting and polishing marble and admire Ireland’s largest display of Connemara Marble jewellery.