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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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  • 193 Renvyle, Connemara

    Renvyle, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32252

    This comfortable three bedroomed cottage (two en-suite) sleeps 5, and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and offers stunning sea views from the open plan living room, dining room and kitchen area. It is close to local villages where you will find grocery shops, pubs and restaurants, while the large town of Clifden is 15 miles away. It is an ideal base to explore the nearby Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Harbour and Connemara Loop. Walk on the many spectacular beaches in the area such as the nearby White Strand. The property is ideal for friends, couples and families. Local activities include fishing, hill walking, pony trekking, golf and boat tours. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Gas included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Recess Cottage 116, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W32215

    This traditional style cottage is located in the heart of Connemara, close to the Wild Atlantic Way, yet at the foothills of the Maumturk Mountains on the Western Way Trail. It boasts spectacular views of the Twelve Bens and Lough Inagh. This is the ideal base for touring the western region. The cottage is geared up for walkers as it has a wonderful drying room.
    The village of Recess is located 13 miles from Clifden, here you will find a grocery store, the famous Joyces Craft Shop, a bar and a church. Within the village car park you will find ‘The Connemara Giant’, a 20th century stone giant. Local folk lore tells us that if you touch the hand of the giant, you will be blessed with the knowledge of his ancient tribe. Recess village is set amongst Glendalough Lake and Derryclare Lake. The lake and mountain scenery is a sight to behold. The nearby glaciated Inagh Valley is north of Recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maumturk Mountains. The valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has many fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish and most of the pubs have music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and 50 miles from the city of Galway. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Electricity by meter reading. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Woodford, nr. Loughrea, Co. Galway

    Woodford, nr. Loughrea, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31233

    Countryside location.

    Detached farmhouse for 5.

    This original farmhouse has been totally refurbished and is very comfortable and cosy. Situated in the countryside, surrounded by mature trees, on a 1-acre site, it is just one mile from the village of Woodford.

    The River Shannon, 6 miles, for boating, water sports and fishing. Derrycrag Wood Nature Reserve is half a mile away, and the Sliabh Aughty Mountains are perfect for hill walking.

    There are golf, pitch and putt courses and equestrian centres in the area. Galway, Limerick, Shannon airport and the Burren are approximately 1 hour’s driving distance, with Connemara and Mayo 1 to 2 hours’ drive. Shops 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. CD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large enclosed garden with sitting out area and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Recess Cottage 163, Connemara

    Recess, nr. Clifden

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32222

    This traditional, stone built lodge is situated on an elevated site, at the foot of the Twelve Bens Mountains in Glencoaghan Valley. Connemara is wonderfully located for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday. Sit in the garden and admire the fabulous scenery and colours. The valley is an outstanding area of natural beauty and is an ideal base for walking and for touring the Connemara region. The cottage boasts wonderful mountain and countryside views with nearby access to the mountain walks. A popular property for couples, families and groups of friends looking for a peaceful retreat. Local activities include walking, hill climbing, lake and river angling. There are many unspoilt beaches in the area.
    The village of Recess is located 13 miles from Clifden. Here you will find a grocery store, the famous Joyces Craft Shop, a bar and a church. Within the village car park you will find ‘The Connemara Giant’, a 20th century stone giant. Local folk lore tells us that if you touch the hand of the giant, you will be blessed with the knowledge of his ancient tribe. Recess village is set amongst Glendalough Lake and Derryclare Lake. The lake and mountain scenery is a sight to behold. The nearby glaciated Inagh Valley is north of recess and stretches towards Kylemore along Lough Inagh. The valley itself separates the Twelve Bens from the Maumturk Mountains, and the valley’s lake, woodlands and hills are enjoyed by many walkers, fishermen and artists. Lough Inagh is a well-known game fishing lake and visitors are more than welcome to fish there. Boats can be hired locally.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has many fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish and most of the pubs have music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and 50 miles from the city of Galway. Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Wood burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • 102 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32227

    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. Connemara National Park is just 12 miles away, and locally there is golf at Ballyconneely, along with horse riding and pony trekking. There is a variety of restaurants and pubs in nearby Clifden. Beach 50 yards. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with patio door and tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-May). Gas, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with decking and furniture. Shared sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Ground floor facilities. NB: Sea 100 yards.

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  • 112 Roundstone Apartment, Connemara

    Roundstone, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32216

    This spacious apartment is ideally located in the pretty village of Roundstone overlooking the harbour with views of the Twelve Bens as a backdrop. The village of Roundstone (Cloch na Rón) on the Wild Atlantic Way, is a charming and picturesque fishing village, nestled at the foot of Errisbeg Hill, with the Atlantic ocean lapping against its harbour and scenic coastline. There are a number of pubs, restaurants and cafe’s catering for all tastes, especially seafood dishes cooked from the fresh fish which is supplied by the fishermen when they return to harbour. There is a well equipped children’s playground in the village and ample outdoor seating for those who like to sit, relax, and watch the day go by. Sea fishing trips and tours are available from the harbour daily. Lake fishing is also available locally on the many inland lakes in the area, and also at nearby Ballynahinch Castle and Cashel village.
    Bike hire is available in the village for those who would like to spend some time exploring the area and all of its hidden gems. The village also hosts traditional Irish music and dance nights throughout the summer, and it boasts many scenic routes such as the Inishnee Loop Walk, Ervallagh, the Bog Road Loop and Errisbeg Hill, which is ideal for cyclists and walkers.
    Gurteen Beach and Dogs Bay are located close to Roundstone village and are renowned for their particularly white sand and pods of dolphins are a regular sight in the bay. The beaches are very popular with windsurfers, dinghy sailors and kite surfers.
    Annual events in the village include a traditional boat regatta, the internationally renowned Roundstone Pony Show takes place in Farrells Field throughout the summer months. The Marconi marathon takes place in September of each year and offers the participants and spectators a unique sporting experience through the scenic Roundstone Bog Road.
    The market town of Clifden is a short drive and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has several restaurants many serving the local fish, and pubs, most with music sessions during the year. There are also art galleries and many lovely craft shops. Connemara Golf Links are in Ballyconneely, and pony/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic short drive from the house and Galway city is approx 60 miles. Beach 2 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    7 steep, open-tread steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). NB: 20 yards to sea.

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  • An Caoran

    Connemara, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31397

    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 on the first floor and has an open fire and views of the sea and the ’Twelve Bens’ mountain range. Visit Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, Roundstone Village, The Aran Islands and the cultural city of Galway. Golf, cycling, fishing, hiking, horse riding and walking are all available locally. Shops, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room.

    Open fires in living room and dining room. Oil central heating (timed) and electricity included (€40per week September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Knockbroughan Cottage

    Oughterard, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: W31314

    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 village of Oughterard, with its pubs, restaurants and shops is easily reached, as is Galway city, 15 miles. The area offers an 18-hole golf course, indoor heated swimming pool, pony trekking, mountain walks, boat trips to Ashford Castle, Aran Islands, traditional music, gaelic sport and bike and boat hire. Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pubs 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room and turf/woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating by meter reading. Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Decked area with furniture and swings. Lawn badminton. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Thumnasragh

    Moycullen, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32085

    This semi-detached, stone faced holiday property, set on a farm, is situated on the shores of Lough Corrib, 2 miles off the N59 and just 7 miles from the popular, bustling city of Galway. With its 3 spacious double bedrooms, light and airy living space, cosy woodburner, views of the lake from the upstairs rooms and access to the lake from the rear of the house, this is the perfect holiday home. Moycullen is just 3 miles and has shops, pubs, restaurants and music sessions in the evenings. Bearna, with its award-winning restaurants and sandy beaches, is just 7 miles along a breathtaking country road. Galway City is renowned for its festivals, museums, theatres, art galleries and the panoramic promenade in Salthill. Being just off the N59 gives you access to Connemara and beyond. Places to visit include Lough Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens or the towns of Clifden and Westport. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area, patio doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 3 double bedrooms (one 6ft, one 5ft), one with step. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared gravelled area. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Access to lake, 200 yards.

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  • 118 Cleggan Cottage, Connemara

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32217

    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 beaches in the area as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoilt for choice with both sea and lake fishing available locally. Enjoy miles of looped walks and cycle routes, or for those who like golf, there is a links course in nearby Ballyconneely. Clifden hosts many festivals including an arts festival, the Connemara Pony Festival, traditional music festivals and many more. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with games room.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (October-May by meter reading). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. No smoking.

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  • Clifden Cottage 139, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32219

    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 area and tennis courts, and lovely sandy beaches are just a short drive away. The clubhouse bar is open in peak season, and other busy times.

    The market town of Clifden is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. It has a variety of fabulous restaurants, many serving the local fish, and music sessions are held in most pubs during the year. There is also a treasure trove of art galleries and lovely craft shops.

    There are miles of unspoilt beaches in the area, as well as various water sports and amenities. Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the vicinity.

    The Twelve Bens mountain range is magnificent and is very popular for hill walking with miles of routes both gentle and challenging. There are also many looped walking and cycling routes on the flat terrain.

    Connemara links golf course is in Ballyconneely nearby, and ponies and horses can be hired from various locations. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a scenic, short drive, and Galway city is approximately 50 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with access from one side only, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Large shared garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court.

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  • Allie Knock

    Spiddal, nr. Inverin, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: W31903

    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. The bustling city of Galway, only 10 miles away, with its variety of shopping facilities, hosts summer festivals. The Burren and North Clare, the magical Aran Islands and the popular towns of Clifden and Westport are some of the many day trips. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors, beams and slate floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room. Study. Games room. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (by meter reading September-May). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room with pool table. Tennis court.

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