About The Maam Valley

Information on the Maam Valley, its long and fascinating history and its incredible surroundings.

News And Views

Day to day life in the Maam Valley. Here you will find news, events and important information.

Visit The Maam Valley

Everything you need to know for planning your visit. Accommodation, maps and things to see and do.

Gallery

A selection of photos and images to give you a taste of the Maam Valley..

Welcome to our website

an Mám: - "the pass" 
Maam Valley is in North Connemara between Leenane to the west and Cor na Mona to the east. The Maamturk mountains are to the south west and Bunacuneen is its northern boundary. Maam is 7km (4miles) from Maam Cross on the N59 Galway to Clifden Road. The word Maam is derived from the Gaelic word “MÁM” meaning mountain pass. The Maam Valley, which extends from Maam Bridge north-westwards to Leenane, lies at the centre of a deeply dissected mountainous region.

Joyce Country (Duiche Sheoigheach)
The Maam Valley nestles on the edge of the Maamturk mountains (the 'pass of the wild boar') in Joyce Country, named after the Joyce tribe of Galway a family of English origin, who arrived in Ireland during the reign of Edward I. They seized large tracts of land in the Barony of Ross, and this area subsequently became known as Joyce Country (Duiche Sheoigheach).