“We have done many exchanges over the years, but Geraldine's home near a charming Irish village in Galway near Connemara Park was the most beautiful setting. From every window of her charming house you can see mountains and water. The sunsets were the most spectacular I have ever seen! A wonderful base to explore Galway, but also so lovely and comfortable you may never want to leave. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, clean and excellent walks from the front door to the harbors.”
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Where is it?
NB Nearest airport is NOT Galway and is not 9km anyway. Please see end of this section for info about airports.
I am in a perfect spot for exploring the beauty of Connemara. But you will need a car.
I live in an Irish speaking area so both Irish and English are spoken locally.
Local amenities: Shop and pub – 1 mile;
small supermarket and post office – 2 miles;
Beach and nearest restaurant - 20 mins by car
Golf: 20 miles at Oughterard and Ballyconneely
Cycling: Bike hire in Oughterard
Coastal walks: Beach and coastal walks 10 miles; Coastal road into Galway with beaches
Fishing: Fly fishing 4 miles at Screebe House; Deep sea fishing 20 miles at Rosaveal
Local festivals: Galway music, art, literature and film festivals June – August
Galway Races – July
Galway oyster festival – September
Oughterard (20 miles) for supermarkets, craft shops, pubs and restaurants, boat trips and fishing.
Clifden (25 miles) for local arts festivals, pony fairs, coastal walks, seafood restaurants.
Roundstone 20 miles drive on beautiful coastal road for picturesque harbour and local craft shops
Galway city - 1 hour away. A small, beautiful, vibrant city with little cobbled streets and delicious fish restaurants and craft and knitwear shops and an impressive cathedral next to a picturesque river.
Nearest airports: Knock (1 hr 45 mins by car); Shannon (2 hrs by car); Dublin (4 hrs by car/bus)
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