This lovely village, at the foot of Errisbeg mountain, on the west side of Roundstone Bay, was founded in the early 19th century by the celebrated Scottish engineer Alexander Nimmo.
Today it is a quiet holiday resort, beloved by artists and botanists. In recent years it has also benefited from a conscious attempt by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to blend in a number of small scale industries into a rural setting through the provision of craft workshops. Housed in the IDA craft workshop is well known Bodhran maker Malachy Kearns who can be seen making these ancient drums made from Goatskin.
Errisbeg mountain towers over the village. Its easy ascent rewards the climber with a truly magnificent view of the lake-dotted countryside to the north and the fine seascapes in other directions.
On the Ballyconneely road, about 3 km from Roundstone, are the beautiful sandy beaches of Dog’s Bay (Port na Feadoige – bay of the plover) and Gurteen Bay, and others.
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Offering a selection of unique Irish Gifts,Crafts keep sakes from the beautiful Roundstone VIllage! We are right on the harbour hence the name "Blue Water"
We are located in one of Ireland's most picturesque and serene spots. A stones throw from the pristine white sand of Gurteen Bay, just metres from the rolling waves casting off crystal clear turquoise tones, and with a backdrop of ...
Roundstone Music and Crafts lies within the walls of an old Franciscan monastery in Roundstone in the heart of Connemara, County Galway. Master craftsman, Malachy Kearns, creates his famous bodhráns in-store. Roundstone Music and Crafts is a fine craftman's craft ...