The scenic property is located in the quiet countryside with water views of an open bay in front of the home, and expansive green fields framed by hills behind the house. It is only a 20 minute drive to Galway City where you will find great restaurants, lively pubs,and unique shops, and all types of entertainment. The house is located about a 10 minute drive from Oranmore where you can taste some delicious local food, hear traditional Irish music. Banks and food markets are also located in the village of Oranmore. Clarenbridge is another village located about 10 min away from the house . Here you can find exceptional restaurants featuring exquisite sea food dishes and light shopping. There is also a church, community center (which has a bar for a few social drinks at night), petrol station, and convenience shop within walking distance from the house. Tawin Island's breathtaking views are around the corner. Take a walk or bike into Tawin island and experience a refreshing afternoon of breathtaking views, bird watching, and enjoy the seals floating along the coast. It is a great enriching experience for all to enjoy. Rinville has a golf course, sailing club, an a fantastic park for kids - and this is all located close to the house! If you feel like a drive, take a trip to the cliffs of Moher, Connemara, or the Burren.
Galway city of the Tribes, is the west of Ireland, a great county to bring the family, or a loved one, a group of friends, or to just go by yourself. The city has retained all of its small old town charm and beauty, cultural , and historical heritage . Take a walk through its busy narrow streets and admire its medieval buildings tastefully mingled with modern structures, visit Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch, Lynch's Castle, the Salmon Weir bridge, or wander through the cobbled streets of the Quays area and the Claddagh, enjoy shopping , or just stop for a coffee or a drink in the many , restaurants , bars and coffee shops. Galway has some of the best gourmet products in the country . Galway now has an annual food festival which provides demostrations, and a wide variety of gourmet food. Try and plan your visit around one of the many festivals in the city – Arts week, Galway races( ladies day is a must, but wear your Sunday best) , Salthill Airshow, the volvo ocean race or the Oyster festival.
Travel west into Connemara an unspoilt bog land , and still fresh lakes.Travel to the Twelve Bens. Visit Clifden, the Connemara Capital. From Clifden you can drive north to visit Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park or South to visit Ballyconneelly, Roundstone and continue east to Ballinahinch Castle.
A few miles south of Galway, visit the Burren area. Start your tour in the beautiful seaside town of Kinvara with a visit to Dunguaire Castle and continue your drive through the Burren. The Burren is a limestone plateau which has been inhabited since the Stone Age. The Burren has unique flora and you may see some wild goats during your visit. Take a nice drive to the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, these are great activites for kids . Other areas to visit , the Aran islands take the boat from Rossaveal. The Aran islands is great if you love bike riding, you can see most of the island by bike I would defiantly recommended it . For additional on most of these activities visit www.galway.net