- Twelve miles (19 km) south-west of Tuam on the Galway road is the village of Claregalway.
- Claregalway is located in a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area
- Well worth a visit are the ruins of a Franciscan abbey built by John de Cogan in 1290. It was one of the most beautiful of its kind in the country. The church consists of nave, choir, north aisle and transept, surmounted by a graceful tower, of which parts remain in good state of preservation. The archers under the tower are particularly beautiful, as are the windows and arcades.
- The old castle near by has a massive square tower and was built by the de Burghs.
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