The ruins of Corcomroe abbey occupy a memorable
setting in the lonely limestone-girth valley of Glennamannagh (Gleann
na Manach, the valley of the monks) close to where the Burren hills of
Clare merge with Galway. Less than half-a-mile to the west the old harbour
of Béal A’ Chloga (Bell Harbour), once well known for its
association with the famous oyster beds of Pouldoody, lies idle on a
quiet inlet of Galway Bay.