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Spiddal

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Things to do: museums, shopping
Spiddal is a Gaeltacht village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. It is 19km west of Galway city, on the R336 road. Spiddal is on the eastern side of the county's Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking district) and of the Connemara region. It is a tourist centre with a scenic beach, harbour, and shore fishing.The villageLocal shops and services include a newsagent's shop, grocery shop, post office, and petrol station in the centre of the village. There is also a pharmacy, a bank, a butcher shop and Gannon's traditional Irish Music shop. There is a fast food outlet and a Chinese restaurant. On most weekend nights, and sometimes during the week in summer, there is live traditional Irish music in the pubs, most of which double as restaurants. There is a craft centre and gallery to the east of the village, and there is a hotel, and bed and breakfast accommodation.The village is served by Bus Éireann route 424 from Galway City.The local river, known variously as the Owenboliskey, Owenboliska, or Spiddal River (Irish: Abhainn Bhoth Loiscthe), flows south from Boliska Lake and enters Galway Bay at Spiddal.
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