Headford is a town in Co Galway. It is located 26km north of Galway City on the N84 road from Galway to Castlebar in Co Mayo. The R333 and R334 regional roads also serve the town. Headford is a popular angling centre. for the eastern shore of Lough Corrib, and Greenfields, 6.5 km west of the town, is its boating harbour. It is 2km south of the Black River which is the county boundary with Mayo and noted also for its trout angling. It is also the centre of an area richly endowed with archaeological monuments including prehistoric burial cairns, Iron Age stone enclosures, early Norman and later castles, and many monastic sites. These include Ross Errilly Friary, founded in 1351. Headford has a small library as well as two primary schools. There are another three primary schools within the parish and one second level school, the Presentation College. There are also two churches in town both of which are Catholic.