The village of Oranmore, just minutes from Galway City, nestles on the shores of Galway Bay. The village is dominated by a splendid 12th century castle built by the Claricarde Burkes which is now privately owned. Opposite it lies a megalithic tomb dating from approximately 2000B.C. A more recent monument, a statue of a freedom fighter, stands at the corner of the main town. Oranmore is a lively village whose pubs are renowned for their impromptu music and dance sessions.