Rural peace and quiet with city nearby

Rural peace and quiet with city nearby




Jul 2010

Want to contact this member?

Start your two-week free trial to chat to other members

Send a message

Do you like what you see? Then contact this member to see when their home is available

Enter your preferred trip dates

Choose your preferred way to travel
Add personal message and send

Not available


Not available


Added to shortlist

This home is in your shortlist. To access your shortlist click the icon in the navigation

Add to shortlist

This home is not yet in your shortlist

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in a friendly suburban / rural village with a nice community feeling. There are a number of quiet country roads nearby which are ideal for cycling. We are a short distance from Lough Corrib and the rivers Corrib and Clare, good for boating or fishing.

We are 10k from Galway city, which is a bustling busy and interesting city. The city has a great history with medieval streetscape. Galway is also a university town with two large third level institutions attracting a large student population during the college year. It is recognised as a centre for the arts and has a good and very varied music scene. Various festivals of the arts take place throughout the summer months. There are many good restaurants and coffe shops to choose from in Galway with a good range of prices. Galway also has a wonderful seaside promenade, (Salthill), and nice beaches both near the city and further throughout the county.


More about us

  1. We are the Canavan family, Robert, Maura and children, Daire 14, Aoife 11 and Molly 6. We have not done a house exchange before but have had it recommended by our friends. Robert works as a project manager in the construction industry and Maura works part time in her brothers sustainable energy solutions company as well as running the home. We like to travel when we can and are intersted in learning about other countries and cultures.

    Maura speaks a little French.

    Daire is studying German and could probably get through a simple conversation.

Swap availability

Open to offers
Not Available

Where is it?


Our house is in a quiet cul de sac with ten detached houses. We have good friendly neighbours. around us there are fields with various crops and animals. Night time is quiet and without the city lights it is good for star gazing on a clear night. There are a few sleepy pubs within 2 or 3 kilometres, or if you want something more lively it is about 15 - 20 mins by car to the city.

You may also like