Our home is our retreat from busy professional lives and as such is a rural idyll where the focus is on relaxation. Everything is finished to a very high...
Where is it?
Spiddal is a beautiful little village on the West Coast of Ireland. Gaelic/Irish is mainly spoken. There is a craft centre in the village that displays (& sells) local crafts & arts (www.ceardlann.com). There are a number of pubs and Irish traditional music is almost nightly during the summer. There is a shop at the bottom of our road that sells beautiful Irish clothes and gifts (check out www.standun.com).
The house is perfectly located for exploring Connemara, the Aran islands, Galway, Mayo, Co.Clare and the west of Ireland. Connemara is a wonderful, natural experience, with sea activities, boat trips, mountain walks, horse-riding and island trips available in abundance. Connemara (www.connemaranationalpark.ie).
Traditional boat racing is a regular occurence and there is a festival in Spiddal every summer and in nearby villages almost every weekend. (www.galwaytraditionalboats.com).
Salthill promenade is a lovely walk and is just on the outskirt of Galway city
Galway city is not to be missed. A historic, cultural, vibrant city with shopping, restaurants, aquarium and nightlife within 15 minutes drive (www.galway.com). There is never a dull moment in Galway with Festivals happening constanlty through the Summer. Dublin city is only a 2 1/2 hour drive away or can be very easily visited by bus or train from Galway.
The Aran Islands are definitely worth a visit and the ferry is 15 minutes away (or the airport 10 minutes) (www.aranislands.ie)
County Clare is 1 hour away (www.clare.ie) and is a wonderful day trip with loads to offer.
County Mayo is approx; 1 hour away also and Croagh Patrick, Westport & Clew Bay are definitely not to be missed.
Our home is perfectly located for exploring The Wild Atlantic Way www.wiildatlanticway.com
There is loads to do or just relax overlooking the bay.
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