You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Kilcolgan, County Galway. It is a Wing of Cottage.
Situated on a working farm, this cosy and spacious home, with its own private entrance, is an annex located to the rear of the owners property. Located just a 25 minute drive from Galway City and 45 minutes from Shannon airport. The owners have a list of a dozen or more day trips which include Connemara, Cliffs of Moher and other hidden gems on the Wild Atlantic Way. They are happy to advise and share local guide books, maps, brochures and walking trails.
Shop. Pub. Restaurant 2 miles. Sandy Beach 9 miles.
GF: lounge, kitchen, sun room, double with ensuite shower room.
Electricity and oil central heating included, wood burner with starter pack, linen and towels included, No Smoking, TV, sky, dvd player, radio, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, internet access, hairdryer, electric blankets, alarm clock, welcome pack, patio area, garden furniture. Pets welcome.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the property for guests' use.
There are various bus and train services available locally.
Local festivals Incude:
~ The Galway Arts Festival is in July.
~ Galway Races - end of July/ beginning of August
~ Galway Oyster Festival in September
~ Dunguaire Castle guards the end of the bay, and holds Medieval Banquets from April * October.
Things to do in the area:
Visit the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher - the region is over 530 square km and one of Ireland's most famous sights. The Cliffs are entirely vertical and on a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay.
Connemara National Park, one of six National Parks in the Republic of Ireland. Much of the land was once part of the Kylemore Abbey estate (a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle.)
Take a day trip to The Aran Islands (year round passenger ferries), where you will be surrounded by beautiful Atlantic Coastline, old stone forts and not to mention the traditional Irish language.
Clifden Sky Road - one of the most picturesque areas in Connemara. The circular route is 16km long and takes you out west from Clifden, onto the Kingstown peninsula, and back into Clifden via the N59. The Road route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore islands, Inishturk and Turbot. At the summit of Monument Hill you will find a stone memorial to the town's founder, John D'Arcy (1785-1839), a great point to photograph the town of Clifden, with its two spires and perfect Twelve Bens backdrop.
Cong village, Cong Abbey, Cong Woods (54km
Lough Corrib cruise, Lough Nafooey (21km), Leenane (16km) Ashleigh Falls (4km) Killary Harbour/Fjord (11km)
Explore Galway City and Salthill about 30-40 minutes' drive from the property; Visit the Atlantaquaria Salthill, Walk the Prom, swim or dive off Blackrock, The Circle of Life Garden, the Blue Flag beach at Silver Strand (6km)
Kilmacduagh Round Tower and monastic ruins (6)
Explore Ballyvaughan - Ailwee Cave (3.5km), Bird of Prey Centre (Beside the cave), Ailwee Farm Shop (famed for cheese and honey from The Burren), The Poulnabrone Portal Dolmen (7km), Caherconnell Fort and Visitor Centre (2.5km), Greagan's Castle at the top of The Corkscrew Hill (9km)
Explore East Galw;
St Brendan's Cathedral Loughrea (23km)
The Irish Work House Centre (2km)
Portumna Forest Park(2.5km)
Birr Castle and Gardens (26km)
Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (63km)
There are many brochures, maps and guide books available in the apartment to help you get the most from these suggested day trips and more.
Traditional Music 2 miles. Fishing 4 miles. Cinema, Swimming Pool, Horse riding 8 miles. Sailing, Golf 9 miles. Walking - Hill 10 miles.
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