Unmissable tourist sites
Tuam Travel guide
Tuam : Michelin's recommendations
With its two cathedrals, the tiny city of Tuam is the religious capital of Connaught. In 1049 the O'Connor Kings of Connaught made it their headquarters. In the 12C, when Turloch and then Rory O'Connor were high kings of Ireland, the town became the de facto capital of the whole country. James I granted Tuam a charter in 1613 and the city was laid out to its present plan with all the streets converging on the central diamond.
Tourist attractions Tuam : Things to see and do
Kemple Jarlath IRL - Tuam
All that remains of the original church is the red sandstone chancel. The two windows and chancel arch with its five rows of mouldings are fine examples of 12C Irish Norman architecture. East of the cathedral is a 14C building that was badly damaged ..
Shop St. IRL - Tuam
The mill located on a tributary of the River Clare has been transformed into the Milling Museum. Three millstones are driven by an undershot spur wheel. An audio-visual presentation features the history of Tuam and its surrounding areas.
Egans Ln IRL - Tuam
Irish yews grow among the graves surrounding the ruins of a 13C parish church dedicated to the patron saint of Tuam. The west Tower contained a lodging for the priest. After the Reformation, Roman Catholic clergy were buried in a side chapel. Some of..
Milltown Road IRL - Tuam
We invite you to enjoy a welcome, hospitality and service last savoured by ancient Irish kings, in the East Galway heartland of low green fields and old stone walls. The rooms are styled and comfortably appointed with the modern guest in mind. Fini..