History

The Maam valley carries an immense amount of recent and prehistoric history.

Modern Day Maam Valley

An overview of the Maam Valley and its surroundings as they are today.

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..

About The Maam Valley

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 prehistoric and early historic sites. 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.

Joe Keane's Pub in Maam is a landmark in Connemara, County Galway

The Kilmeelickin Church at Maam houses the stained glass window of St. Brendan (1950) by Dublin born Evie Hone (1894 - 1955). Maam was also one of the locations for 'The Quiet Man' film, 1952, starring Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne. On the way to Leenane there is 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.