Warm and friendly home

Warm and friendly home




Apr 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms

About our home

The historical village of Turlough, home of the National Folk Museum, is ideally situated only 3 miles from Castlebar town. The setting of Our house is a Semi-detached (130 SQ M) family home. It offers all the attractions of village living with the facilities of Castlebar within easy reach.Three bedrooms comprising of 3 x double rooms with 1 x Ensuite at Master bedroom and 1 main bathroom up stairs. Sitting room (Lounge) has an open fireplace, and double door's lead into a Large fully equipped kitchen including dining area. Utility including guest wc room has Washer & dyer. WiFi internet access is available throughout the house. Sky TV channels. Parking for two cars outside front of house. Back garden has children's slide on grass and garden furniture on patio.
Turlough Village makes optimum use of the woodland setting and incorporates riverside walking paths and generous green space. The local church, shop and pub and garden centre are close. Turlough Equestrian centre is a fun day out. Lough lannagh is a great walk way by the lake to feed the ducks and stop off and play at the play ground. Castlebar has wonderful Golfing and tennis activities to keep you on you toes. There are Leisure & Spa facilities local. Mayo Movie world is our Cinema complex next door to bowling. Castlebar has the largest entertainment and concert venue in the west, www.theroyal.ie

The next town is Westport which is half an hour drive away, stop off and do some light shopping or dining lots of choice. Our Beaches in Ireland, particularly here in Mayo, are well-known for their beauty, as well as their suitability for a variety of water sports, including surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and many more.Near the foot of Croagh Patrick, 12 km (7 miles) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road (R335), Bertra beach is one of the best beaches in Ireland for walking and bird-watching, as well as kite-surfing and windsurfing.Walk along the wide strand, on a mixture of sandy or occasionally rocky stretches, or along the sometimes narrow paths in the dunes. This Blue Flag beach has a lifeguard in the summer months, and there are toilets. The northeastern point of the beach, farthest away from the carpark, is a popular spot for shore-angling.

Old Head Beach.
For a picturesque beach, Ireland offers very few to beat Old Head, 16 km (10 miles) west of Westport on the Louisburgh Road (R335). Overlooked by a woodland to the west and Croagh Patrick to the south and east, this Blue Flag beach has beautiful rock-pools that are exposed when the tide is out.

The beach is sheltered from the south and west and is therefore well-suited for swimming. Sometimes there can be jelly fish in the water. Lifeguards are on duty through the summer months, the beach is accessible for wheelchairs, as are the toilets.There is small coffee and ice cream café.
There is a pier at the western end of the beach, sheltering a small anchorage popular with local sailors and fishermen. On a good fishing day the fisherman may give you a free Fish for dinner.

1.5 km (under 1 mile) from Louisburgh, 25 km (16 miles) west of Westport, lies Carrowmore beach, overlooked by cliffs where various seabirds nest. A lovely beach for walking and swimming also.

Clare Island Blue Flag beach is
a short ferry ride from Roonagh Pier, 10 km from Louisburgh, leads to Clare Island, where the sandy blue flag beach lies adjacent to the pier. You can book your ferry trip to the Island at the Pier, a wonderful day out on Clare Island.

Carrowniskey, noted for its surf and considered one of the best beaches in Mayo for learning to surf, lies about 29 km (18 miles) west of Westport and 7.5 km (4.7 miles) west and south of Louisburgh. The beach is wide and sandy at low tide; at high tide, the water reaches the rocks. There is a surfing school that offers lessons and rents surfboards and wetsuits. There are lifeguards in the summer. Sliver Strand beach is the final beach on this journey with breath taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Mayo has some beautiful archaeology sites to be visited, www.ballintubberabbey.ie

Places to see, Croagh Patrick Mountain Views. The Great western Green way for cycling. Westport house & gardens great in summer and Christmas. Castles, hotels and much more to see in Co.Mayo.

Come visit and see our home and the wonderful hospitality of our friendly neighbourhood Turlough Castlebar has to offer.


More about us

  1. We are a husband and wife with two children aged 12 & 7.

  2. Kieran works in IT Manager and Christine is a Beautician & Style Coach.

  3. We love to Travel as a Family

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Al Muretto Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Cool bars
McHales, Bar One, Rocky's
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
Bit of culture
Linen Hall. Natural History Museum.
Walks in the park
Lough lannagh
Spot of exercise
Breaffy hotel & Spa & Leisure
Day tripping
Asford Castle cong. Climb Croagh Patrick

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