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Cornamona, Tourmakeady and Joyce Country

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The Gael Saoire Cornamona, Tourmakeady and Joyce Country
From Maam Cross the road directly northwards heads inland towards Corr na Móna (Cornamona) and the lush expanse of Joyce Country. It was in this area that the famous John Wayne and Maureen O`Hara story "The Quiet Man" was filmed. The friendly, welcoming Corr na Móna community are always anxious to share thier lovely lakeside location on the shores of Lough Corrib, famous for fishing, boating and hillwalking. In a nearby lake island is Caisleán na Circe, one time castle home of the great pirate Queen of Connemara, Grace O`Malley, who lived in the time of Queen Elizabeth 1 of England. An Fháirche (Clonbur) nestles in colourful countryside between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, enjoying, as it were, the best of both worlds. Further west is An Lionán (Leenane) where John B. Keane`s great story "The Field" was filmed. Near here, on the Renvyle Peninsula there is an Aquarium and Maritime Museum, a fascinating and informative exhibition of Connemara`s marine heritage. The Partry Mountains sweep down along the shores of Lough Mask, sheltering Tuar Mhic Éadaigh (Tourmakeady) with its woodlands and waterfalls. Pleasure boats are available on Lough Mask.

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