“The last summer we went to Gort at Niamh´s house . Her house is very confortable, spacious and bright. The garden is a georgeus place for the childrens. Since there we visited a beatifull sides of the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland. Niamh and her family greeted us wonderfully and their tips were very useful and successful. They were very care with our house. It has been a success to exchange our house with them. Niamh (and family ;) are really kind family, thank you very much for all.”
Niamh's reviewsAs a host (2)
“We do recommend an exchange with the O'Donovans. Their home is located in a nice rural area very near Galway and Limerick which allows going on day trips to many touristic areas in the West of the island and also enjoying the peacefulness of the countryside. It is a beautifully decorated country cottage specially fit for families with kids. The backyard is huge and has plenty of toys for the kids to have fun. Our children miss it so much now that it is over. Besides, they have treated our beach home with care and respect so we are completely satisfied with the experience and recommend them for future exchanges. Thanks a million, Niamh and Conor.”
Where is it?
Our home is situated 4km/ 3min drive from the heritage town of Gort on the Galway/ Clare border and is ideally located to explore Irelands west coast. The tranquil gardens and beautiful forested walkways of Coole forest park ( 2min away), Thoor Ballylee, home of WB Yeats and the Round Tower and Monastic site of Kilmacduagh are 5 minutes away, while Dunguaire Castle watching over Galway Bay in the picturesque village of Kinvara is 15 minutes drive away. Gort is a gateway to the wild Karst landscape of the Burren which attracts tourists looking to experience beautiful scenery,ancient settlements, Hill-walks,underground caving and unique flora. It is one of Irelands most visited natural regions. The world renowned Cliffs of Moher and Irelands surfing capital Lahinch lie to the south and are a 45 minute drive from our home. The fishing village of Doolin below the Cliffs is the starting port for a boat trip to the Aran Islands, a gaelic speaking and cultural haven that are an experience anybody visiting Ireland must savour. Galway city is just 30 minutes drive away. The city of the tribes is often called Irelands party capital and is a vibrant town rich in culture, history, festivals and fun. West of the city is the seaside resort of Salthill and the beautiful rugged gaelic speaking Connemara region. Mountains, lakes, sandy beaches and quaint villages like Roundstone and Clifden attract tourists from all over the world. Ennis, a traditional Irish music hotspot is 20 minutes south of Gort, while the riverside city of Limerick, home of Munster Rugby and the Norman King Johns castle is 40 minutes drive. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Adare Manor are just outside the city, while the Rock of Cashel and boating on Lough Derg are popular tourist attractions in this region. Shannon Airport is 35 minutes drive away while Dublin is a 2 hour motorway journey. Gort has supermarkets, cafes, playgrounds, restaurants and traditional pubs and is a friendly place to live and visit.
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