Our newly constructed holiday home has all the modern facilities while still maintaining a cosy feeling. There is a large, open plan kitchen/dining room and sitting room. There is a large bathroom downstairs as well as the main bedroom. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms each with private bathrooms with power showers. Our home is situated a 3-minute walk from Louisburgh. Louisburgh is the focal point of an area some 450 square miles in extent, stretching from Killary Fiord to the South, to the Owenree River to the North, and from the coast to the Erriff valley watershed in the East. All of this landscape is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a pretty and typical small Irish village with one hotel, two supermarkets, several traditional pubs with great traditional music and Guinness, coffee shops and an excellent restaurant. Adjacent to Connemara there are many beautiful unspoilt sandy beaches nearby, ideal for bathing, windsurfing, kayaking and other water sports. Louisburgh is an excellent base for touring Connemara, Achill and the West of Ireland generally. Mayo's coastline accounts for 16.8% of the total Irish coast, 16% of Ireland's sandy beaches, and many of Ireland's Blue Flag beaches. Three of these beaches are located in the Louisburgh area... Carramore, Old Head, and Bertra, while beaches at Killadoon have been rated as the best in Europe, i.e. Tallabawn (Silver Strand) and Dooaghtry.
For scenic drives travel south to Connemara via Doolough and Leenane, north to Achill via Westport and Newport, or to Ballycastle and the Ceide Fields via Castlebar and Pontoon, or east to Tourmakeady and Lough Nafooey via Westport/Tourmakeady and Leenane, or if you fancy leaving the car out the road at Roonagh pier, go west to Clare Island or lnishturk.
the locality is ideal for families and all who enjoy the outdoors. there are wonderful walks and cycles and there is a childrens playground across the road from our home.
There are four in our family; Mike is a senior university lecturer and likes cycling, diving, opera, wine and water sports. Cathleen is a senior administrator and likes walking, the outdoors, people and travelling. Mary is 13 and likes arts and crafts, swimming, and making new friends. She is learning Spanish at school and would like a chance to improve her Spanish. Conor is 11, is a very keen soccer player, and likes trying new things.