Tubber, County Galway

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An Tobar
Tubber is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°00′00″N 8°53′00″W / 53.0°N 8.883333°W / 53.0; -8.883333Coordinates: 53°00′00″N 8°53′00″W / 53.0°N 8.883333°W / 53.0; -8.883333
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Galway
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R407948

Tubber (from Irish an Tobar, meaning "the well"[1] – shortened form of Tobar Rí an Domhnaigh meaning "well of the king of Sunday") is a small village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland.


Tubber, County Galway, is the northern part of a loosely defined rural community that spans the border between County Galway and County Clare. It comes under the Catholic parish of Gort and Beagh in the Diocese of Kilmacduagh, and is served by St Ann's Church, Beagh.[2] Tubber, County Clare, is a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Killaloe, and is served by St Michael's Church at Tubber Cross.[3] The area as a whole roughly encompasses the townlands with a 3 miles (4.8 km) radius (52°59′24″N 8°53′39″W / 52.99004°N 08.89419°W / 52.99004; -08.89419) The Tubber post office is in Galway. There is a holy well of Tobereendoney (Tobar Rí an Domhnaigh) from which the community takes its name.[4]

Fiddaun Castle, a tower house between Lough Doo and Lough Aslaun built around 1574, is near to the village of Tubber. It is one of three castles that the O'Shaughnessy family owned in the area, the others being Gort Castle and Ardamullivan Castle.[5]

In 1885 Tubber was the site of the first GAA hurling tournament, Kilchreest winning.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Mills, David (20 October 2011). A Dictionary of British Place-Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-960908-6. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Parish of Gort & Beagh]. galwaydiocese.ie. Retrieved on 14 December 2014.
  3. ^ Tubber (Kilkeedy). killaloediocese.ie. Retrieved on 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Tubber/An Tobar, a community in the West of Ireland on the Clare/Galway border". Clare Roots. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Castles of Ireland - Fiddaun Castle". Retrieved 2014-04-01.