Welcome to Oranmore, gateway to the stunning west coast regions of Galway and beyond!
Located on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Oranmore is a ten minute drive from Galway city and two and a half hours from Dublin city centre. Bus and rail connections are available.
Situated in a beautiful Atlantic bay, views and walks around the town provide some of the most epic landscapes and backdrops in the county. From the beautiful Rinville Park, through Maree and onto to the town centre, Oranmore offers a wide range of activities, accomodation and events for both visitors and residents.
From the very young at heart, and everyone in between there is something for everyone to enjoy once you are here. We hope that our website provides you with all you need to know to plan your trip to Oranmore and we look forward to welcoming you when you arrive. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Have a great time in our lovely town and don’t forget to come back!
Oranmore Twins with French Town of Clohars-Fouesnant
What is Town Twinning?
Town twinning is a tradition that began after Second World War. International communities bond through new friendships, sports, the arts, business links and perhaps even through the co-operation of twinned towns to solve common problems. Mutual benefits are to be gained by both communities. A successful twinning link should involve every level of the community. Younger generations especially will benefit from enhanced understanding of a different culture, whilst also learning or improving their skills in a foreign language.
Where is Clohars-Fouesnant?
Clohars-Fouesnant is a small town in Southern Finistére in Brittany. It is 11km from Quimper and very close to the busting seaside town of Bénodet.
A few months ago, the Mayor of Clohars-Fouesnant contacted the Oranmore Development Association to see if Oranmore would consider the possibility of twinning with his community. The Mayor chose Oranmore because a neighbouring town, Tremeven, had recently twinned with Monivea and he had received glowing reports of the experience and because he felt that there was a lot in common between Oranmore and Clohares-Fouesnant.
As you know a group from Clohar-Fouesnant visited Oranmore on St. Patrick’s week. They had a wonderful time here. They were hosted by various families in the village and experienced our Irish hospitality. These hosts have now been invited to Clohars Fouesnant in September. They will entertain us and introduce us to their customs and culture. We hope that this relationship will grow and that a bond of friendship will be made between the two communities. Bridges will be built between all sections of both communities including Schools, Sport’s Clubs and businesses. Such a development should help both communities to learn and grow.
This is a voluntary organisation where guests are accommodated in people’s home for free.
If you wish to become involved please forward your details including phone number, address and email to the following firstname.lastname@example.org and a member will make contact with you.