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Maam Valley in Connemara County Galway Ireland
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Maam Valley   ~   Connemara

 
       
Maam 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.
Maam Valley in Connemara County Galway Ireland
 

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.

There is an angling centre in this magnificent valley where the Failmorem Bealanabrack and Joyce's River come together on their way to Lough Corrib. The Kilmeelickin Church at Maam (Maum) houses the stained glass window of St. Brendan (1950)by Dublin born Evie Hone (1894 - 1955).

On the way to Leenane you will see a signpost for 'Leaba Pháiric' (Patrick's bed), a rock recess and 'Tobar Pháraic' (Patrick's well) which mark a place of pilgrimage, they were traditionally visited on the Sunday in July, but less so nowadays. The well was believed to cure cattle as well as some human ills.
 

The Quiet Man film set near Maam in Connemara County Galway Ireland The Quiet Man
Maam, a location for the making of the Quiet Man. In the film the cottage can be seen in the background but sadly over the years it has been neglected, and Quiet Man fans have removed stones as souvenirs. Still in working order is the nearby footbridge over the stream where Sean stood the first night he entered the cottage.

 
 
 

 

 
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