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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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  • 203 Cashel, Connemara

    Cashel, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W32247

    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 evenings. Cashel Hill stands majestically at the top of the bay, and it is worth taking a trek up this hill to experience the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and breathtaking seascapes. Networks of lakes lie amid the bogs, ideal for trout fishing. The Twelve Bens and Maamturk Mountains are to the north and the sandy coves and blue waters of Bertraghboy Bay offer idyllic and tranquil scenery for all to enjoy. Ballynahinch Castle bar and restaurant can be reached within 10 minutes. Roundstone village is 15 minutes by car, and offers a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars, and just along the coast past Roundstone is the picturesque Dogs Bay and Gurteen Beaches. Clifden, the largest town in Connemara, is a 20-minute drive. Local activities include fishing, shooting, hill walking, pony trekking, golf, and much more. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors and tiled floor. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 kingsize bedrooms, one with patio door. Shower room with toilet and bidet. First floor: 1 super kingsize bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Sky TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural grounds. Balcony. Barbecue. Chiminea. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Garden open to sea.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rhadharc Na N-oileain

    Carraroe, Co. Galway

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W31830

    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 historic city of Galway is just 25 miles away, making this a great base for touring and Connemara is a must for a day trip. Access to the Aran islands by air or sea is a short drive. A 9-hole golf course is 6 miles. Shops, restaurant and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. 2 double bedrooms, one 5ft. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity €60per week. Bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned and gravelled garden with furniture. Parking (2-3 cars). NB: There is access to the sea from the garden.

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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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  • 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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  • Renvyle Cottage 147, Connemara

    Renvyle, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: W32220

    This stunning and contemporary detached house is located in Cashleen on the scenic Renvyle Peninsula which is on the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a wonderful beach just a stone’s throw away and the property boasts unrivalled panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from all rooms. With a stunning interior, the property comes highly recommended, and is ideal for families and groups of friends. It is perfectly located for exploring the Connemara area, or you can just sit by the window or on the patio enjoying the unspoilt views.

    The area offers wonderful shops, bars and eateries, outdoor land and water based activities, wonderful coastal and hill walks, traditional music, song and dance and lots more.

    The tranquil Renvyle Peninsula is perched on the far western edge of Ireland. It is a place which promises relaxation, peace and tranquillity with fresh sea air and the closeness of nature. Throughout the amazing landscape, you will find Derryinver Quay and Ballinakill Harbour, where you can take part in scenic coastal cruises and sea angling trips. You will see a variety of wildlife including grey seals and pods of dolphins, which are frequent visitors to the area, and it is also home to a large variety of sea and cliff birds including wild ducks, cormorants, herons, gulls, terns, oyster catchers, guillemots and curlews.

    The peninsula has something to offer visitors of all ages and interests, and is well served by shops, cafes and bars, with a post office and churches. The village comes alive at night with plenty of live music, song and dance in the bars and community halls. Irish nights are held every Wednesday evening during the summer months in Tullycross village.

    The idyllic sandy beaches, swimming, scuba diving, shore angling, lake and river fishing, pony trekking, hill climbing, sea angling charters, an adventure centre, aquarium, maritime museum and coastal cruises will keep all visitors busy with things to do.

    Every May Day bank holiday weekend, the area celebrates the well-known Connemara Mussel Festival which includes lots of activities including music, workshops, craft fairs, demonstrations and of course, lots of mussels to enjoy!

    Often referred to as an area with the most beautiful landscape in the world, Renvyle is a wonderland of breathtaking views, walking and cycling trails and many activities.

    Visit Renvyle Point and watch the sun setting behind the old castle ruins on a fine summer’s evening - it is a sight to behold! Visit the Derryinver Standing Stones, a six stone archaeological landmark, which would have been built to line up with the Winter Solstice. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with patio doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over Jucuzzi bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double (5ft) bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, gas and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • 171 Clifden, Connemara

    Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    4
    Ref: W32235

    This wonderful detached, single storey cottage is located just outside the town of Clifden on the famous Sky Road, close to the location of Clifden Castle. It is on an elevated site, offering unrivalled views of Clifden Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding countryside. The cottage boasts an idyllic location and is close to all activities and attractions. White sandy beaches are just a short distance away and the property is surrounded by wonderful walking and cycling routes. Clifden is within walking distance and here you will find a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.
    There is golf at Ballyconneely, 7 miles, fishing and pony trekking, while close by you can visit Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 3 double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms with toilet, one with additional single. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Claddaghduff Cottage 103, Connemara

    Claddaghduff, nr. Clifden, Co. Galway

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W32214

    This detached holiday property boasts amazing views, peaceful, tranquil surroundings, a private beach, and is on the Wild Atlantic Way. Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the ocean, and sit on the patio or in the living room and watch the sun go down on the bay and all the islands - there is a sea view from most of the windows in this well-furnished, bright and airy holiday property. The private sandy beach is a short walk from the house, through a green field. It is located one mile away from the village of Claddaghduff with local amenities and 6 miles away from the busy market town of Clifden, which has a vast choice of shops, bars and restaurants, many with traditional music sessions.

    Fishermen are spoiled for choice, as there is both sea and lake fishing close by. There are miles of looped walks and cycle routes in this beautiful area. The island of Omey can be explored at low tide and the area hosts the annual Omey Races. Clifden hosts an arts festival, the Connemara Pony Festival, a traditional music festival and more. Connemara Links Golf Course is in Ballyconneely and ponies/horses can be hired at various locations in the area. Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey are 10 miles away, and the city of Galway is approximately 60 miles. Beach 100 yards. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 6 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional single, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating included (charged October-May). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: 100 yards from sea.

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