The Lawrencetown Community Group was formed in 1997 to improve the social, educational and economic environment of Lawrencetown village and it's surroundings.
It can be said that Lawrencetown is in the centre of Ireland. As can be seen from the map Lawrencetown is a village in the East Galway bordering three counties, Roscommon, Offaly, and Tipperary. It is only thirty minutes from the towns of Birr and Athlone and forty minutes from Galway city.
A varied landscape of fine agricultural land, forestry, peat lands and a close proximity to the River Shannon has influenced the development of the Lawrencetown area in a variety of ways. The fine agricultural land has led Lawrencetown to have a strong affinity with all things Equestrian from Hunting to Pony Show Jumping to Stud Farms to Point- to- Point racing.
Activities such as Fishing, Walks, Golf, Soccer, Hurling, Football, are popular among locals and tourists alike. There is a variety of accommodation in the area from self catering, bed & breakfast, farmhouse/equestrian, a choice of fine hotels nearby etc. The area is steeped in History with Castles, Lisheens, Fairy Ring Forts, Monuments, Clonfert Cathedral, Clontuskert Abbey, Clonmacnoise, etc.
To this day there is much historical debate on correct spelling of the villages name "Lawrencetown" itself.
In these pages it is hoped to point out the facilities available in our community from :- Accommodation, Self Catering, Hotels, Equestrian, Pony Trekking, Irish Stallions, Hunting, Ballinasloe Horse Fair, Activities, Fishing, Walking, Sports, Hurling, Soccer, Golf, Crafts, Wood Turning, Painting, Bog Oak Sculpture, Local History, Places of Interest, Historical Buildings, etc.
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