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Cushlough Bed & Breakfast

FOOD (Restaurants, Cafes, Bars)
Tommie Joyce-Grocery Shop & Pub

Tommie Joyce-Grocery Shop & Pub

Glendalough Pitch And Putt

Recess is a traditional stopping-off point on the way from Galway on the Connemara Loop. The village is situated on the edge of a beautiful fishing lake, Glendalough. The holy shrine of Mámean is nearby and is a perfect place to walk for both the beauty surrounding you and the sense of a bygone era.

The pitch and putt course in Recess is also worth a visit as you would be hard pushed to find a more scenic location for a game of golf. You will find all the supplies you need at the local shop, post office and petrol station and there is a great range of bed & breakfasts and self-catering accommodation in this area.


Recess is set beside Glendalough Lake and mountain scenery, it is a very scenic part along The Connemara Loop (Fáinne Conamara). The Derryclare Lough stretches along the glaciated valley of Lough Inagh , dividing the Twelve Bens from the Maamturk Mountains . Recess is a well known angling resort and is famous worldwide for its green Connemara Marble quarries. The marble quarries can be found at the lower slopes of the Mountain ranges.

There is a Shrine to St. Patrick in Recess called Mámean, people take the pilgrimage walk on the first Sunday of August every year.