Loughrea neighbourhood map

Places-of-interest in Loughrea, Co Galway, and information about public transport in the area.


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Number Place
1 Lough Rea Hotel
2 OMAC Laboratories - original site
3 Supermarkets (Aldi and SuperValu)
4 Loughrea Courthouse
5 Loughrea Angler's Association
6 Galway County Council - Loughrea offce
7 Public toilet
8 Loughrea Family Resource Centre (FRC)
9 Gaeilge Locha Riach
10 St Joseph's Monastery
11 Abbey Car park (This short-term carpark is for people visiting the Abbey for religious purposes only)
12 The Haverty Adult Education Centre - Adult Education Office - St Brendan's Adult Education Service / Training Centre - East Galway Adult Learning Centre
13 .
14 St Mary's Carmelite Abbey
15 Short-term carpark
16 Garda Station
17 Fire station
18 Temperance Hall
19 HSE Health and Social Service Centre
20 Bank of Ireland
21 Loughrea Post Office / Offig an Phoist
22 Bus stop (for buses heading east, north and south)
23 AIB Bank
24 Short-term carpark
25 Bus stop (for buses heading west)
26 Loughrea Public Library (Previously a Church of Ireland church)
27 Clonfert Diocesan Museum
28 St Brendan's Cathedral (Roman Catholic church)
29 Loughrea Community Workshop / Club REA / FAS Clinic
30 Loughrea Co-op Livestock Mart
31 Beatty's Hardware / Electrical (Topline)
32 Station House / Railway House - includes Corry's Food Hall, Intreo (DSP), MEIC/Glan Agua LTD
33 Long term car-park
34 Funeral director
35 O'Dea's Hotel (previously the Railway Station Hotel)
36 St. Itas Girls National School
37 St. Raphael's College
38 Welfare Office (AKA Department of Social Protection - formerly the Department of Family and Social Affairs)
39 Garrybreeda Cemetery
40 Children's play area
41 St Brendan's Boys National School
42 Lakelands Nursing Home
43 St Brigid's Vocational School - Girm Scoil Bhride
44 Caher Court (shops and offices)
45 ESB yard
46 St Brendan's GAA Ground
47 Former site of Hope Industries Ltd (previously called Schegel)
48 Kubota - Sean Cleary and Son Engineering Ltd
49 SAG
50 Chanelle, including: Chanelle Veterinary, Chanelle Pharmaceutical, Chanelle Medical
51 IDA Loughrea Business and Technology Park: major tenant ALS Minerals - OMAC. Previous tenants - CIGNA Insurance
52 East Point Business Park
53 Loughrea Tyre Centre
54 Loughrea Plant and Tool Ltd
55 Gaelscoil Riabhach (Irish-language national school)
56 Long Point outdoor swimming area
57 St Brendan's Hospital and Nursing Home

Public Transport Information:

Loughrea is served by
  • CityLink Dublin-Galway commuter services (not non-stop services)
  • Bus √Čireann Galway - Dublin route 20 and x20 (express) services
  • Healy's commuter services to/from Galway
  • Some rural-transport services
The west-bound bus-stop is near Piggot St.   The eastward bus stop is across the road and approx 130 metres to the west.

Most places in the town are within 10-15 minutes walk of the bus-stops.  However at the east end of town the footpath only extends to the Cathercourt complex, so it is not really safe to walk to the IDA Business Park or East Point Business Centre.

There is no taxi-office, but there are several taxi companies based in the town.

See Regional Buses - East Galway for links to the bus companies.

Other places in the Loughrea area:

Slieve Aughty Centre is approx 10mi / 15km outside Loughrea, and is not served by buses:  catch a local taxi from the villagte.  Directions to the center.

See also:

Regional Bus Details - for bus-company links

Neighbourhood / area maps - for other town and suburb public transport details