About This Hotel
Corralea Court Hotel is situated in the heart of the Tuam town centre and only a 30 minute drive to Galway city & Knock airport. The town centre dates back to the 17th century and the hotel has been in the square since the 19th century.
- Free parking
- Restaurant & bar with entertainment
- Free wifi
- Tea & coffee making facilities
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
The people of Tuam claim it is the smallest city in the world based on the presence of a cathedral, one of the original definitions of what constitutes a city. However, despite Tuam’s two cathedrals, it is officially a town. In 1049, the O’Connor Kings became Kings of all Connacht, O’Connor built a castle at Tuam and made it his principal stronghold. This event was directly responsible for the subsequent rise in the importance of the town. In the 12th century the town became the centre of Provincial power during the fifty-year reign (1106–1156) of Turlough Mor O Connor. He brought Tuam its most prominent status as seat of the High King of Ireland which he achieved by force of arms during his long career.