- Although situated on the busy N6 Dublin/Galway road, Craughwell is a rather peaceful village.
- It is noted for its neatness and its village green has a statue of Lady Augusta Gregory, (1852-1932) a founding member of the Irish National Theatre.
- There is also a statue of Anthony Raftery (c1784-1835), last of the great Gaelic bards.
- Other noted people associated with Craughwell include John and Angelica Huston of Cinematic fame who lived for a period in the old mansion of St. Clerans nearby.
- It is also the birth place of Robert O' Hara Burke, the first explorer to cross Australia from south to north.
Select another location in Galway: