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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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  • 503 Carraroe, Connemara

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W32257

    Situated in the heart of Connemara Gaeltacht, this is 1 of 6 similar townhouse properties and is set amidst the stunning beauty of Connemara’s landscape.

    A truly fantastic location for touring and exploring Connemara, Galway and the Aran Islands. The wonderful award-winning beach ’Trá an Doilín’ is just a short drive away, as are many other fine beaches in the area, which are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving and many other water sports. Other activities and attractions nearby include fishing, walking, cycling, sea kayaking and golf.

    Carraroe enjoys its coastal, rural location on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is now a popular destination for tourists of all ages. Wedged between Casla Bay and Greatman’s Bay, the area also comprises of a series of islands, namely Lettermore, Gorumna and Lettermullen, all joined to the mainland by a causeway.

    With its many winding roads there is a great character and old world atmosphere to be found here.
    The Féile an Dóilín is one of the west of Ireland’s premier maritime festivals and takes place annually on the shores of Carraroe during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

    The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located nearby and offers a challenging, but memorable experience. Wi-fi is available in the holiday village’s recreational room. Beach 1 mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Dining room with tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Mezzanine with twin beds. Separate toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Electricity and electric heating by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Fridge. Wi-fi (in shared recreational room). Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared playground.

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  • Nead

    Inverin, Co.Galway

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W32165

    Wonderfully located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this original detached cottage now provides a very cosy and comfortable holiday property, complete with a multi-fuel burner. The cottage is less than ½ mile from the heart of the village of Inverin, while the village of Spiddal is 3 miles away, which has a larger variety of amenities. The city of Galway is 12 miles away, home to an arts festival, racing festival and film festival. There is a regular bus service to the city for those who do not want to drive. The cottage is less than 1 mile away from the beach, and is perfectly located for touring Connemara, and the Aran Islands can be accessed by ferry or by plane. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy deep sea fishing or can travel to Moycullen/Oughterard and Lough Corrib. Bike hire, golf courses, pony trekking and water sports are all available locally. Walkers will also be spoiled with the myriad of country and coastal roads surrounding the area. Beach ¼ mile. Shop and pub ¼ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with sofa bed and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms with wooden floors. Shower room with Velux and tiled floor.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (intiial fuel included). Gas, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Electricity included (€6 per day October-May). Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed 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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  • 123 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32229

    This single-storey, detached cottage is ideally located close to the banks of Lough Beaghcauneen, with picture windows overlooking the lake. There are 2 bedrooms in the main cottage with an additional en-suite bedroom in a separate annex. It is ideally situated for those lazy days around the lake or sampling the locally caught fish in the many restaurants, listening to the music and enjoying the ’craic’ in the pubs, or dancing to the Irish music. You can enjoy the Connemara Pony Festival, the traditional music festival or the arts festival.
    Clifden is on the Wild Atlantic Way and is home to the Alcock and Brown Atlantic crossing crash site. There are miles of tranquil beaches in the area, along with a vast network of walking tracks and cycle routes for more intrepid visitors. There are miles of unspoilt beaches in the area as well as various water sports and amenities. Trout fishing is available on the lake (licence required, available locally). Fishermen are spoiled for choice as there is river, sea and lake fishing in the area.
    There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes nearby. The Twelve Bens mountain range is magnificent and very popular for hill walking with miles of routes, both gentle and challenging. Connemara Golf Links is in Ballyconneely and pony trekking and horse riding can be found at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are a short scenic drive from the house and Galway city is approximately 60 miles. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar and wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Annex: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). NB: Unfenced lake 20 yards.

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  • 142 Ballyconneely, Connemara

    Ballyconneely, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: W32242

    This holiday home is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, less than one mile from Calla Beach. This single-storey, detached bungalow offers sea views to the front and views of the Twelve Pins mountain range to the rear. It is located between the harbour village of Roundstone, which is awash with restaurants, and Ballyconneely, where Connemara Golf Links is situated. Between both those villages lies an unspoilt landscape, ideal for walking or cycling, and the miles of coastline is great for anglers, pony trekking, swimming and water sports.
    The market town of Clifden is only a 10-minute drive away and is host to many festivals and has many restaurants serving freshly caught fish and pubs with traditional music. Ideally situated for those wishing to tour Connemara, the Connemara National Park, Kylemore House and Gardens, Diamond Hill, Galway City and much more all within a one hour’s drive from the property. Sea and lake fishing nearby. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 5 miles.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Spiddal, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W6571

    Superb views over Galway Bay.

    Thatched cottage for 4/6.

    This thatched holiday cottage is situated on the coast road on the outskirts of the seaside resort of Spiddal.

    With breathtaking views of Galway Bay, the Clare Hills and the Aran Islands, this is an ideal holiday base on the Wild Atlantic Way. From the back of the cottage you can walk by the seashore to the Blue Flag Beach in Spiddal.

    The historic and vibrant city of Galway is only 11 miles away and the Connemara National Park and a trip to the Aran Islands are just some of the day trips, which are a must from here. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

    Solid fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned rear garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Cuilane

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31474

    This delightful property is bright and spacious, very tastefully furnished and very thoughtfully equipped. In a small development of 5 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 plenty of fresh air, sandy beaches, shore line fishing, swimming or cycling along the endless winding boreens. Alternatively, relax in the sun room and enjoy the sea views. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living/dining room. Electric central heating and electricity by €2 coin meter. Bed linen and towels included. travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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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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  • Atlantic View

    Cleggan, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: YEX

    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 as outdoor activities including tennis, horse riding, sea angling, golf and boat trips. Sandy beaches, pretty villages, Kylemore Abbey and the wilds of Connemara National Park all beckon exploration, with the Oceans Alive Sealife Centre close by for families, and the attractive town of Clifden 7 miles, for a further array of facilities. And after all that fresh air, what better way to relax than in a steamy sauna followed by a Guiness or two down the local inn.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and French door/kitchen with breakfast area. Bathroom with shower over bath, sauna and toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Small garden with terrace, patio and furniture. Parking. Welcome grocery pack.

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