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
In statute law, the village's official name is An Spidéal, or in the English language, Spiddal.[2]
R336 road, Spiddal

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

The village

The old harbour

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 Boluisce river, 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