Maybe the definition of a village is excessive, it is, in fact, a crossroad from which branch off all the roads that cross Connemara. Just at the crossing of the roads stands the Peacocke's Hotel, with a bar, a restaurant, and a gift shop (avoid it if there are buses of tourists!), next to the car park has been rebuilt a copy of the cottage used in "The Quiet Man" movie.
All year around on Saturday mornings a lively cattle mart is held in the area behind the Peacocke's: all the local farmers converge here to buy and sell cows, sheep and sheepdogs, hay and wellingtons. "Moo" and "Baa" fill the air, while the scent of bacon and coffee spreads all around...


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