10 Things to Do in Tuam That You Shouldn't Miss

December 13, 2017 Mollie Coke

Tuam (/ˈtjuːəm/ TEW-əm), Irish: Tuaim ([t̪ˠuəmʲ]) is a town in Ireland and the second-largest settlement in County Galway. It is situated west of the midlands of Ireland, approximately 35 km (22 mi) north of Galway city. Human existence in the area dates to the Bronze Age while the historic period dates from the 6th century. The town became increasingly important in the 11th and 12th centuries in political and religious aspects of Ireland. The market-based layout of the town and square indicates the importance of commerce.
Restaurants in Tuam

1. Knockma Forest Walk

Tuam, County Galway, Tuam, Ireland
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 17 reviews

Knockma Forest Walk

Reviewed By Ger C

Really nice spot for a walk. Huge variety of different species of trees and animal life on this walk. Best leave it for a sunny day though. Spectacular view from the top. You can see all surrounding towns; Headford, tuam, shrule, Galway and a bit of lough corrib etc. Possibly the highest point in this part of co.Galway and very accessible to both young and old.

2. St. Mary's Church of Ireland Cathedral

Tuam, Ireland +353 91 563 081
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
6%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

St. Mary's Church of Ireland Cathedral

Reviewed By Bright011

An undiscovered gem. It is truely a beautiful building steeped in history. It is not always open but was empty apart from us when we visited. Also home of high cross of Tuam. Hard to find parking close by.

3. The Hill of Maeve

Tuam, Ireland +353 91 563 081
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

The Hill of Maeve

Reviewed By RoC3623 - Galway, Ireland

lovely area,great views from the top,a bit of a climb but worth it on a fresh winters morning

4. The Man of Aran

20 High Street, Tuam County Galway, Ireland +353 93 26133
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

The Man of Aran

Reviewed By Kevin A - Dublin, Ireland

Best pub in Tuam. Friendly staff and regulars. Jukebox, pool table. No frills, just great craic. Go sit at the bar and make a friend.

5. Kilbannon Church Ruins

Tuam, Co. Galway, Tuam, Ireland
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Kilbannon Church Ruins

Reviewed By PoshPaddy - Galway, Ireland

Historic ruins of the Church of St Benen, dating back to the 5th century. Located three km north of Tuam. This was the once mother church of the Archdiocese of Tuam and older than Tuam itself. Now part of a small local cemetery.

6. Tuam Golf Club

Athenry Road | Barnacurragh, Tuam, Ireland +353 93 28993
Excellent
51%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Tuam Golf Club

Tuam Golf Club is one of the premier parkland courses in the West of Ireland. The club was founded in 1904 and is steeped history. 18 hole championship course, buggy, motorized caddy cart and club hire available.Pro on site. Fabulous food and beverage facilities!

Reviewed By darren581 - Tuam, Ireland

Tuam Golf Club is in great condition and extremely challenging for every level of golfer.Green Fees price wise are the best value around Connacht.Staff are very friendly and accomodating and tend to your every need and the food is also worth a taste.I really enjoyed...MoreMany thanks for your review, as you may know it can be difficult to maintain condition at this time of year but thankfully the weather and hard work has been kind to us. Thanks

7. Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Cathedral of the Assumption Bishop Street, Tuam, Ireland
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reviewed By ct-cruisers - Connecticut

We were in Tuam and stopped to visit the Roman Catholic Cathedral located off of Bishop Street.
It is a large structure built between the the late 1820's and mid-1830's. It is a 14th century gothic style church. I liked the tower and spires reaching for the sky.

8. Mass Rock - Clais an Aifrinn

Sylane, Tuam, Tuam, Ireland +353 93 52467
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Mass Rock - Clais an Aifrinn

Reviewed By PoshPaddy - Galway, Ireland

The Mass Rock (known in Irish as Clais an Aifrinn) is located close to Sylane National school about 2 miles from Tuam.
This is a beautifully maintained garden with the original Mass Rock fully in tact. The Mass Rock was used by the local Catholic community in the 17th century when mass
was not allowed. There are also ruins of an old church just across the road. This is a wonderful piece of local history beautifully maintained by the local community.
Well worth a visit for anyone interested in local church history.

9. Canavan's Pub

High Street, Tuam, Ireland +353 87 968 5576
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Canavan's Pub

Reviewed By PoshPaddy - Galway, Ireland

Quaint and Traditional Irish Pub with old style bar and Seating. Lots of old artifacts from the past. Great Irish music at week-ends featuring local groups.

10. Little Mill Museum

Shop Street, Tuam, Ireland +353 91 725 486
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Little Mill Museum

Reviewed By Eidink67 - Tuam, Ireland

Little Museum on sharp Street just beside the river nanny. You might need to double check but I think you can only do the tours during the summer. There is also genealogy centre based here if you wish to get some help tracing your roots. With the sound of the running water and the little places to sit in the shaded areas this is a lovely spot to while away a half an hour just listening to the two birds and the river.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.