Clifden is a town on the west coast of Co Galway. Often referred to as 'The Capital of Connemara', it is located on the Owenglin River where it flows into Clifden Bay. The town is linked to Galway City, 77km away, by the N59 and is a popular tourist destination for visitors to Connemara. Clifden and Galway City are also linked by a number of bus routes including the 923 and 419. Some bus services operate through Oughterard, to the south of Lough Corrib, while others operate via Clonbur / Headford to the north of Lough Corrib. The N59 also travels to Westport in Co Mayo, 64km away. As it is the main town in Connemara, there is a wide range of services in Clifden including the main Garda Station and Fire Station. There is also a public library, wide selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as numerous tourist attractions including the Twelve Bens, Connemara National Park, and Derrygimlagh Bog. There is also both a Catholic and Church of Ireland church and a rugby team, The Connemara Blacks. There is also a number of schools, including a secondary school.