Glenamaddy is a small town in Co Galway. Located close to the border with Co Roscommon in the north east corner of the county, it lies at the crossroads where the R362 and R364 regional roads meet. Located beside Glenamaddy Turlough, it is 29km east of Roscommon town and 55km to the north east of Galway City. To the east of the town lies Loch Lurgeen, a raised bog. The area became the musical capital of Connacht during the 1960s when the Showband craze swept the country with the Esker Ballroom once one of the most popular dance venues in the country. Local amenities include a hardware store, veterinary clinic, shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, filling stations, a church and a credit union. There is a number of schools in the town, including Glenamaddy Community School while the area also boasts a GAA Club and soocer club, Glen Celtic.