Only a short drive from Galway city, the picturesque town of Oranmore has so much to offer both visitors and the local community alike. From award winning restaurants and superb retail outlets to the historical castle on the shores of Galway Bay, read on for our guide to the must-see spots in Oranmore.
Wolf + West Menswear
Wolf + West offer an extensive range of menswear, from contemporary street style and denim to smart casual and sharp suits. They offer an exclusive service of recording sizes, taking the stress out of having to try on every time you shop, making it easy for your loved ones to buy gifts. W+W promises to make every shopping experience as relaxed as possible, stocking everything a man could need. No matter the occasion, Wolf + West have you covered.
Oranmore Castle is an 800-year-old national monument located on one of the historical inlets of Galway Bay. The castle was built in the 15th century on the site of an older castle. Located on the picturesque shores of Oranmore, the castle is a short 9k from Galway’s city centre connected by regular bus, train and taxi services all within walking distance. This venue is available for hire for small weddings, ceremonies, music concerts and cultural events.
Grealy’s Shop stocks a wide range of groceries including locally sourced meats, vegetables and everything you need for your home. Every morning the talented in-house bakery team creates decadent bakes, cakes, breads, muffins, tarts and treats which you can purchase fresh from the oven. Grealy’s also have their own home-made granola, preserves and a wide variety of lunch options which you can pair with a coffee on your commute.
Heather Finn Garden Studio
This gorgeous secret Garden Studio in the heart of Oranmore is the studio and retail shop of Heather Finn Knitwear. Heather designs, makes and sells luxurious cashmere and lambswool knitwear and accessories as well as gifts, skincare, art and music. Growing up in Oranmore Castle, Heather was inspired by her creative grandmother. Since 2006, Heather has been mixing crochet, hand knitting and felting with machine knitting to create her own distinctive style of designer knitwear.
Oranmore Organic Farm
This 11-acre organic family farm is located just 3 km south of Oranmore village on the shores of Galway Bay and is the closest farm to Galway city. It is being developed as a place to live and work in a sustainable, healthy and environmentally conscious way. Their vision is to create a farm enterprise based on sound environmental, social and economic principles that support an all-inclusive society and assist others in the community to enjoy good health and wellbeing.
Armorica was born from the encounter between French technique and Irish food legacy. Its core values include a serious commitment to using the freshest, most sustainably produced and locally sourced ingredients to provide a truly extraordinary dining experience. Armorica consists of an intimate but open dining space with a street view, a beautiful conservatory with garden, outdoor seating, and elegant guest accommodation. Armorica overlooks the scenic Galway Bay and is an integral part of The Wild Atlantic Way.
Basilico offers an authentic Italian dining experience with professional friendly service, quality and affordability. There is an extensive a la carte menu, appealing to a broad selection of tastes and budgets, with daily specials and a children’s menu. Using all locally sourced produce, Basilico Oranmore is the only Italian restaurant in Galway to win the prestigious “Eccellenze Italiane” award. They believe in using the best quality ingredients to give their dishes the authentic flavour that speaks so eloquently of the Mediterranean.
The Gifting Tree Oranmore
Located in Oranmore village, The Gifting Tree is a treasure trove of gifts, home decor and treasures for every occasion. Inside you will find curated hampers, organic childrenswear, luxury brands, and handmade pieces to suit every budget. They provide an extensive balloon selection, have a bespoke gift wrapping service available and are always happy to help you find the perfect gift.