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County Galway

This beautiful and wild place blends perfectly with a strong artistic and cultural heritage; that epitomises County Galway. Enjoy the buzz of Galway city and the natural ruggedness of Connemara and the coast; what could be better than a cottage holiday in Galway!

On the west coast of Ireland lies County Galway, a gorgeous getaway destination that''s a firm favourite with visitors looking for relaxation. Known for its beautiful scenery in and around Galway Bay, Connemara and on the Aran Islands, this picturesque county makes a great base for exploring Ireland''s fourth largest city and the wilds beyond.

County Galway offers plenty in cultural, historical and outdoor attractions. The unique ambience of this region can be seen as local artists, artisans and even farmers open up their homes to visitors to display and sell their wares. Spend some time in the city of Galway, this lively thriving city is full of traditional pubs and in summer there''s a very lively arts scene, including the renowned Arts Festival that has made Galway the unofficial cultural centre of Ireland.

For those interested in the history Galway City Museum overlooks the famous Spanish Arch and houses exhibits that offer insight into the region''s rich history and heritage. There are also some stunning architectural buildings in the county that pay homage to Galway''s heritage, including the Church of Ireland St. Nicholas'' Collegiate Church that was founded in 1320 is the largest medieval place of worship still in everyday use in Ireland. There''s also Galway Cathedral and Dunguaire Castle which was built around 1520; both buildings are worth a visit as they have played an important role in Ireland''s history.

In the outer reaches of County Galway you’ll find spectacular scenery and an unspoilt interior filled with pristine lakes, valleys, mountains and rivers. Hikers will love the walks along the Twelve Bens peaks, and the coastline is littered with rocky inlets and small beaches that just beg to be explored.

Fishing is a popular pastime in Galway and Lough Corrib is one of the larger freshwater lakes that has become famous for its salmon fishing. For the more adventurous, a day trip out to the Aran islands, a visit to the Arigna mines or a tour of the mysterious Aillwee Cave are the perfect way to spend the day.

Our fine selection of cottages in County Galway provides the perfect accommodation from which to explore the region.
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  • Clifden, Co. Galway
    Clifden, Co. Galway×

    152 Moyard, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32232
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Charming cottage with lovely sea views and close to Ross Beach, enjoy the many walks through this lovely area.
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    Charming traditional, detached, single-storey, 2 bedroomed cottage situated on 5 acres of mature gardens and woodlands in a peaceful tranquil location, yet just 7 miles from Clifden, and also close to Letterfrack, 3 miles. The property is close to Ross Beach and has wonderful sea views. It is bright and spacious with underfloor heating throughout.
    Clifden is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. There are miles of unspoilt beaches...

  • Spiddal, near Inverin, Co. Galway
    Spiddal, near Inverin, Co. Galway×

    Gaoth Saile

    Spiddal, near Inverin, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W31903
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    The Burren, the Aran Islands and Galway are just some of the places to visit from this charming thatched cottage.
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    This truly wonderful thatched holiday property, brimming with character and charm, is 300 yards from the sea. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, off the main Galway to Connemara coast road and just 3 miles from Spiddal. Complete with reading rooms, games room, tennis court, BBQ, sun room, sea views and log fire, the house meets good standards in furnishings, fittings and atmosphere. The lively village of Spiddal boasts shops, restaurants, crofts and pubs with traditional music sessions....

  • Connemara, Co. Galway
    Connemara, Co. Galway×

    An Caoran

    Connemara, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W31397
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Set in 8 acres of grounds with is spacious interior, lawned garden and vaulted ceilings, this property lies just 5 minutes from the beach.
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    Rural location.

    Modern, detached house for 6.

    Carna is situated at the head of the peninsula, a lobster fishing centre and an ideal place to explore the vast wilderness of Connemara with its hills, lakes and endless shoreline. This beautiful cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way is fabulous with its spacious interior, vaulted ceilings, timber and tiled floor, and is furnished to a very good standard. Set in 8 acres of grounds, just 5 minutes from a sandy beach. The living room is...

  • Carraroe, Co. Galway
    Carraroe, Co. Galway×

    Cuilane

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W31474
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This delightful property is bright and spacious, very tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped
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    This delightful property is bright and spacious, very tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped. In a small development of five houses, in the rural village of Carraroe. The Carraroe Peninsula is surrounded by beaches with the coral beach, being the main attraction. It is ideally placed for touring Connemara and the bustling city of Galway is just 25 miles away. Access to the Aran Islands by air or sea is a short drive away. The area is beautiful, great for walkers, offering...

  • Ballyconneely, Co. Galway
    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway×

    188 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy beautiful views from this detached cottage, which is all on the ground floor and lies just 1 mile from the beach, shops and pubs.
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    Located in a quiet and tranquil area, this single-storey, detached cottage offers wonderful countryside views and lies just a short stroll to the nearby seashore at Bunowen. There are many wonderful walks in the surrounding area, and Ballyconneely, 1 mile, has a grocery store, bar and restaurant. Local activities include fishing, pony trekking, golf, coastal walks, surfing and boat trips. Visit Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1...

  • Cleggan, Co. Galway
    Cleggan, Co. Galway×

    Atlantic View

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set at the edge of a working harbour, in the beautiful fishing village of Cleggan on the Wild Atlantic Way, this delightful property commands magnificent views of Inishboffin Island
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    Set at the edge of a working harbour, in the beautiful fishing village of Cleggan on the Wild Atlantic Way, this delightful property commands magnificent views of Inishboffin Island. It features French windows leading out from the well-presented open-plan accommodation onto a furnished terrace, in which to sit and observe the ever-changing vista. Built and furnished to a very good standard, it is close to a range of amenities; shops, restaurants and pubs playing traditional music, as well...

  • Ballyconneely, Co. Galway
    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway×

    102 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    6
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    Ref: W32227
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a holiday in this well-equipped property with scenery all around ranging from countryside, mountains and the sea.
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    Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this wonderful property overlooks the Coral Strand beach and Mannin Bay with fantastic views of the Twelve Bens mountain range. The property is well decorated and equipped and has a large garden with decking area. Situated just 1 mile from Ballyconneely village, 5 miles from the lively market town of Clifden, and just 1½ hour’s drive from Galway. It is a great area in which to relax with scenic drives, walks and cycling trails nearby....

  • Cleggan, Co. Galway
    Cleggan, Co. Galway×

    118 Cleggan Cottage, Connemara

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32217
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy great views from this detached cottage, which is just 1 mile from the beach and close to a range of fantastic attractions.
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    Sitting peacefully in tranquil surroundings with great views, this detached cottage is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is just a short stroll away from the village of Cleggan. Enjoy your breakfast overlooking Cleggan Bay or sit out in the evening and watch the sunset. There are daily boat trips to Inishbofin or visit the busy market town of Clifden, 7 miles, with a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants, many with regular traditional music sessions. There are miles of unspoilt...

  • Carraroe, Co. Galway
    Carraroe, Co. Galway×

    Rhadharc Na N-oileain

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W31830
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Have a holiday experience with a difference from this dormer bungalow, set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
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    In a quiet location, this modern, detached, dormer holiday home lies at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and has views of the Aran Islands. Tastefully furnished and decorated, this spacious home is just 2 miles from the village. The Carraroe area promotes the Irish culture and language and has all amenities. The coastline is fringed with many sandy beaches offering shore fishing and swimming - the coral beach being the main attraction; the by-roads are ideal for walking. The fun-filled...

  • Cashel, Co. Galway
    Cashel, Co. Galway×

    203 Cashel, Connemara

    Cashel, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32247
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    An ideal property for 3 couples wishing to holiday together. Situated on the sea shore, this is also perfect for exploring inland with the Maamturk Mountains nearby.
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    A spectacular and well-presented cottage, perched on the sea shore with views of Cashel Hill to the front and Cashel Bay to the rear. The first floor bedroom has a balcony and fabulous views over the Atlantic coast. This is an ideal property for families and groups of friends who are looking for a rural retreat while still being located a short drive from nearby amenities, attractions, towns and villages. Explore Connemara during the day, and relax or entertain at the cottage in the...

  • Clifden, Co. Galway
    Clifden, Co. Galway×

    Clifden Cottage 139, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

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    Ref: W32219
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Discover scenic Connemara from this lovely holiday home, which is situated in a holiday village with crazy golf, tennis courts and a children’s play area.
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    Located in the Clifden Glen Holiday Village, this renovated, 3 bedroomed, detached property is set within a magnificent natural environment of mountain, meadow and river with spectacular views of the renowned Connemara landscape. This is an ideal holiday cottage for those looking for a family break. It makes a peaceful getaway and a good base for exploring all that the Connemara region has to offer.

    Facilities in the holiday village include crazy golf, a children’s play...

  • Oughterard, Co. Galway
    Oughterard, Co. Galway×

    Knockbroughan Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

    6
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    2
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    Ref: W31314
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Close to Lough Corrib, and ideal for touring Connemara, this charming cottage is set in mature gardens and makes a peaceful holiday retreat.
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    Set in peaceful mature gardens.

    Traditional cottage for 4/6.

    This delightful, spacious, traditional country cottage, renovated to a very good standard, retains original charm and character. Set in peaceful mature gardens, close to Lough Corrib trout fishing lake. Enjoy private walks through owner’s farm and nice quiet walks to the lake and 15th century castle. Connemara, with its rugged beauty, mountains, rivers, lakes and unspoilt beaches all from the doorstep. The...

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