Charming country bungalow on West coast of Ireland

Charming country bungalow on West coast of Ireland

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house is a detached house 5 minutes walk from the village of Louisburgh. We have two bedrooms, one double and one with two bunks. There is a kitchen /dining area and a living room with open fire. There is a bathroom with bath/shower. We have front and back gardens and views of Croagh Patrick to the front and sea views of Clew Bay to the rear. There is a deck to the rear with picnic table and BBQ. There is off street parking.

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More about us

  1. We are a family of 5, 2 adults, Gwen and Niall (engineer and teacher) and 3 children, aged 15, 13 and 11. We would like to exchange homes during the school holiday of July and August. We are an outdoor/active family looking forward to travelling and experiencing new countries.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Louisburgh, Co. Mayo is located on the west coast and remains relatively unspoilt with plenty of things to do. It is a friendly area with shops, restaurants and several pubs. It is located close to several blue flag beaches along with several other deserted beaches great for long walks. Roonagh Pier is located 6.5km away and is the starting point for boat trips to Clare Island and Inishturk.
Louisburgh is an ideal based for discovering the west of Ireland: Galway, Connemara, Clifden and Achill Island are all within 1.5hours drive
Louisburgh is located on The Bunowen River. Fishing is very popular here along with other rivers close by such as the Carrowniskey, Erriff and Delphi. For those wanting sea angling, trips run from Westport.
http://www.louisburgh-killeenheritage.org/index.aspx
There are numerous walks and bike trails in the area. The Great Western Greenway is 42km off road walking and cycling trail. A converted disused rail line, it starts in Westport, passing through Newport and Mulranny before finishing in Achill. With lots of cycle hire shops around you can do as much or as little as you want.
http://www.greenway.ie/Greenway-01.html
For the hill walkers there are lots of walks in the Mweelreas, Nephins and Sheeffry mountains, or climb the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick where St Patrick is said to have completed his 40 day Lenten ritual of fasting and penance.
http://www.mayowalks.ie/WalkingTrails/WestMayo/

There are many adventure centres offering lots of activities such as kayaking, rope climbing, coasteering, zip wires and more.

Westport is our nearest large town (20km away) where there is a tourist office, restaurants, pubs, shopping and attractions such as Westport House.

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