The house is on two floors consisting on the upper floor a large bedroom living room suite to include bath overlooking the ocean, separate shower, toilet and basin. Ample space for baby traveling cot, or a single bed can be relocated here if necessary.
On the ground (first in America) floor the remainder of the space is located. There is another bed living room suite consisting of queen bed, couch, coffee table and separate shower room. This too is located on the ocean side.
The third room consists of a queen bed and is located adjacent the main bathroom .This bathroom has a bath with shower attachment.
The fourth bed room consists of a single bed and can be used as a study. Sliding patio doors lead you from this room onto the large deck and garden.
The kitchen is modern and consists of American style fridge, wine cooler, dish washer and all modern cooking appliances. The kitchen opens out to the Dining room and living room. All these rooms open out to the deck and garden to the ocean and have spectacular views. During the summer months we place a six seater wood dining table on the deck, for day time and evening dining. The sun sets over Galway Bay and extends to eleven pm mid summer.
The gardens are preserved as natural as possible and we have opened a windy path from the deck and small garden through this area to the Ocean.
The front is maintained to provide privacy from the small street, has a gravel driveway, and ample parking for two or three cars.
The internal decor is finished in neutral colors, with cream walls, white drapes, modern prints,and contrasting Irish antique pieces. The bathrooms were recently modernized by the recent owner, and are well located. There is a fabulous ocean view from the upstairs Victorian style bath. The showers are pressurized and there is ample hot water. During the colder months heating is available.
The cooking consists of gas hob and electric oven.
You may not wish to cook too much as within walking distance we can recommend four good restaurants and bars. Traditional fare and music can be got at Donnelly's Pub, which also serves great Guinness. its traditional in design and decor. Further down the street on the Pier is O'Grady's, excellent fish restaurant, great for that special occasion.
The Twelve Hotel has great food, beer, wine and music. There is a great Italian by the Grocery store. Look out for the early menu in the restaurants they are good value.
Shopping consisting of a well stocked supermarket can be had in the village located between the home and Donnelly's Pub. There too there is a Liquor Store, coffee shop, Pharmacy/Chemist, doctor and dentist clinic and Vet. The post office is fifty yards further.
An ATM is available in the grocery store. There is no reason you have to travel to the city other than to view the ancient city and college. Check the Galway web site for all to see in the city. Quay Street is the restaurant and bar scene, especially loved by the younger of us. if you need additional on this we will be glad to help.
Spend time in the village, they speak Gaelic, you might hear the local people to speak to one another in Gaelic. The village is located in a special cultural area where the Irish Language is promoted.
We grew up in Galway, and know the area well and can advise you on your trip.
The waterfront home has outstanding views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands, and the rugged coast line of County Clare.
The home has been modernized and is very comfortable. Three couples plus one single may be accommodated in a total of four bedrooms.
There are ample baths and showers, a washing machine which is easy to operate and a large American dryer.
The house is warm, has ample hot water and a good feeling to it.
The ground floor floors are entirely marble with area rugs and the upstairs suite is carpeted in a gold beige color. There are ample hanging storage space .
There is WiFi at the home. A hair dryer is provided, no need to worry about voltage converter.
Waterfront, comfortable home, within a few minutes walk from the village, where you only need a car to go to the city and sight seeing.
Stunning views, and sunsets.
All amenities local.
Great location to experience the Irish Culture.
Located near a traditional Irish village, the house is on the Connemara sightseeing route, and is directly on the rugged Atlantic ocean. From the home you can make day trips to numerous attractions, some of which we list here. A day tour of Connemara along the coast road to Spiddal, Invern and all the way to Clifden, the landing spot of the first cross Atlantic crossing by Alcock and Brown. From Clifden you can travel deep into the mountains of County Galway, the twelve pins been the best known. Travel through Joyce country and route yourself to Oughterard and the lakes, known as Lough Corrib. Travel back to the home through the city making a left at the University of Galway.
Another day trip could be to the Aran Islands which you can see from the home. There are ferries that travel there on a regular basis daily from Connemara. The large island has the famous Dun Angus Fort while the smaller island is the best preserved. The islands are listed by Geographical Magazine as on of the best 50 preserved islands in the world.
A longer day trip would be to the 'Cliffs of Moher'. Travel via Galway City south on the N6 as far at Kilcolgan via Kinvara and Ballyvaughan . The Cliffs are well known spectacular and well sign posted. On the way back visit the 2000 bc Megalitic Tombs near by, and the caves at Ballyvaughan.
If your a walker, cyclist or mountaineer , Connemara is the place for you.
If your a golfer there are many golf courses within a day trip.
Furthest is Lahinch not far from the Cliffs of Moher. Lahinch was designed by the same designer of St. Andrews in Scotland, the home of golf.
Nearest is Barna Golf Club, you can walk there from the house.
If your a fisherman or lady, the local pier is as good as any. There are deep sea fishing boats available locally.
If your interested in shopping, galway city is ten fifteen minbutes drive from the house. Leave after ten to avoid any traffic.
The University of Galway is ten or so minutes drive, a lot of visitors to the University stay in the area.
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