An Cuan, Carraroe, Co. Galway

Right on the Wild Atlantic Way


About the Location


  • Nearest shop; 1.5 km

  • Nearest pub; 1.5 km

  • Nearest town; An Struthan


Carraroe (Irish: An Cheathrú Rua) is a village in County Galway, Republic of Ireland.  Carraroe is just 45 minutes north of Galway and is also a brief stop on the Wild Atlantic Way.


Carraroe is wedged between Casla Bay and Greatman's Bay and has a whole series of islands composed of Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined by causeway to the mainland.  Carraroe is famous for its traditional fishing boats known as Galway Hookers.  Carraroe has an unusual 'coral' beach, Trá an Dóilín, a biogenic gravel beach actually made of coralline algae known as "maerl".


Carraroe is an ideal destination for diving, fishing and sailing in the pristine waters. There are varied, rugged landscapes waiting to be explored by foot, bike or even horseback!  There is an old world atmosphere to be found in Carraroe, with endless winding boreens and high granite walls leading to now silent turf quays and deserted beaches.

Drive Times:

  • Galway Airport (distance is approximately 1 hour) 

  • Aran Islands Ferry (distance is 7 km)

  • Connemara Airport (distance is approximately 14 min)

  • Shannon Airport (distance is 128 km)


  • Trá an Dóilín, a blue flag beach near the village, is noted for its very fine "coral".

  • Clifden - The capital of Connemara, home to great pubs, shops and restaurants

  • Galway City - Great city with Lynch's Castle, home to the Claddagh Ring

  • The Aran Islands - A cluster of small islands off the coast of County

  • Connemara National Park - National Park with a large diversity of plant and wildlife

  • Fishing - There is great fishing on Loughs Corrib and Mask

  • Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden - The oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys

  • Galway 27 miles; Clifden 37 miles.

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