An Spidéal
The Pier, Spiddal
The Pier, Spiddal
Spiddal is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°14′39″N 9°18′21″W / 53°14′39″N 9°18′21″W / 53.244184; -9.30586
CountyCounty Galway
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Village1,450
 • Urban250
 • Rural1,200
Irish Grid ReferenceM130225
The official name of the village is An Spidéal, and its English name is Spiddal.[2]
R336 road, Spiddal

Spiddal (Irish: An Spidéal, meaning "the hospital", Irish pronunciation: [ənˠ ˈsˠpʲɪdʲeːlˠ]) is a Gaeltacht[3] village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. It is 18 km west of Galway city, on the R336 road. An Spidéal is on the eastern side of the county's Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) and of the Connemara region. It is a tourist centre with a scenic beach, harbour, and shore fishing.

The village

There is a broad range of shops and services. On the eastern side of the village is An Ceardlann, a craft village. There is a primary school and a secondary school in the village.

On most weekend nights, and sometimes during the week in the summer, there is live traditional Irish music in the pubs, most of which double as restaurants.

The village is served by Bus Éireann route 424 from Galway City.

The old harbour

The village river, the Boluisce, flows south from Boluisce Lake and enters Galway Bay at Spiddal.[4]

Other Languages
brezhoneg: An Spidéal
català: An Spidéal
Cebuano: Spiddal
Cymraeg: An Spidéal
dansk: Spiddal
Deutsch: An Spidéal
español: An Spidéal
Esperanto: An Spidéal
euskara: An Spidéal
français: An Spidéal
Gaeilge: An Spidéal
italiano: An Spidéal
ქართული: სპიდალი
Kiswahili: An Spidéal
Nederlands: An Spidéal
occitan: An Spidéal
português: An Spidéal
русский: Спидл
svenska: An Spidéal