It is a small village consisting of two petrol stations, three pubs and the base of a large bus service. The expansion of Galway city is bringing it closer to the urban boundary, with a consequent increase in population and jobs. It is on the N63 national secondary road.
The village was once famous for the horse fair held there, and infamous for its faction-fighting (see John Callaghan (Galway). The village represents a long-established settlement with a medieval history, and is near the site of the Battle of Knockdoe (Irish Cath Chnoc Tua), a bloody conflict in 1504 between some of the most powerful magnates of the time.