House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 12)
About K. Geraghty
My husband is originally from Ballintubber Co. Mayo. His parents still live in this tranquil little village. We found ourselves travelling to Ireland more and more as the years passed and our family grew. Renting a place large enough to house our family became an ever increasing challenge and always required a drive to visit the extended family of cousins and grandparents. We knew eventually we would build somewhere and decided that this village we called Home was the only real choice for us. We designed and built the house over the space of 2 yrs seeing to all the important details ourselves. It was and still is an expression of our love for the area and of Ireland itself. When we came to realize this, the only proper choice for a name was Teach Mo Chroi' or 'Home of my Heart'. We are Karla & Gerry Geraghty. We are raising 4 children, live and work near Chicago, Illinois.
K. Geraghty purchased this House in 2001
Why K. Geraghty chose Ballintober
We originally chose the site for its close proximity to family, its tranquil setting, and mountainous views. Building our own home allowed us to pack it full of unique features and details not found in other homes. Our location makes us a great choice for touring the West of Ireland. We are within an hour of many of Irelands treasured landmarks and tourist attractions. Ashford Castle in Cong, Croagh Patrick in Westport, and Achill Island are merely a few of the places a visitor must see. The town of Westport is full of Irish music and merriment in any number of traditional pubs which line its cobblestone streets.
What makes this House unique
Teach Mo Chroi' is a family friendly home with many desirable features to it's credit. The house is equipped with US 110v outlets as well as the standard Irish/European 220v, so bring along your ipods, laptops, and cameras, but leave the converters at home you won't need them. No need to pack that bulky hair dryer we have 3 for use during your stay. All of our bedrooms have very comfortable thick American mattresses which will provide a great nights rest after a long day of touring. We offer password protected WIFI as well as an extensive selection of Irish Films (30+) on DVD and also numerous award winning American films for your viewing pleasure. If you enjoy a good novel we have many to choose from in our library of books. Our Satellite (SKY) TV has a considerable number of channels and special kids programming (Disney and Nickelodeon) to please the whole family. The grounds of our property offer a number of activities for families to enjoy together; soccer, basketball, kids swings, outdoor furniture and a Weber Gas Grill (usable May-Sept) to dine Al Fresco on our large patio. Short walks to explore the farmland surrounding the home are enjoyed by most of our guests.
Children allowed - Loads of Kids Entertainment Options.Loads of Kids Entertainment Options.
No parties/events - Absolutely NO Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties/GroupsAbsolutely NO Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties/Groups
No smoking - Damage Deposit will be kept if you violateDamage Deposit will be kept if you violate
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Excellent location, excellent facilities, comfortable and spacious while remaining cozy. The view of Croagh Patrick was great (when not overcast and there were many rainbows. We hope to go back again.
Perfect place to stay.
We loved staying here. Out in the country, but not too far from the city.
My family and I had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. Karla and Maura couldn’t have been more helpful, the thought and effort Karla puts into her guests comfort is impressive. The location is ideal for sightseeing, but save a day to enjoy the house and it’s beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend.
Wonderful base for a family reunion
Our extended family of 8 people absolutely loved our week-long stay at this country house. The location is excellent for day trips in multiple directions (Achill Island, Westport, Connemara loop drives, Galway etc) and is very well set up to absorb large groups. The kitchen in particular is a real draw - very well equipped and spacious - as is the football field right outside the front door. Karla is lovely to deal with and took a lot of time to answer our questions and to provide us with detailed driving directions. Would highly recommend for any group looking for a quiet, comfortable place to call home during a trip to this corner of Ireland.
Really delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home. It is important to me that our guests have a great experience and I'm always happy to help in whatever way I can. Thank you for choosing Teach Mo Chroi', we know there are many properties to choose from.
Charming, comfortable, well appointed family home in country setting.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is clean, comfortable, beautifully decorated and very well equipped. It is spacious and has beautiful country lanes that offer fabulous photo opportunities. We loved the collection of bird houses along the fence posts...and a visiting rabbit. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to others.
Nestled in the tranquil village of Ballintubber, Co. Mayo; Teach Mo Chroi' is 15 mins East of Westport, 10 mins South of Castlebar, and 10 mins North of Ballinrobe Town. Cong Village and Ashford Castle are 25 mins away. Teach Mo Chroi' is ideally located for touring the West of Ireland, with scenic drives and many interesting places to visit and explore. We'll help you plan a trip to remember, you need only ask! For the outdoorsmen or adventure seeker, there's fishing at Lough Carra or Corrib as well as a great slection of activities at Killary Adventure Center. Climb Croagh Patrick and enjoy an incredible view of the Atlantic's Clew Bay atop St. Patrick's Mountain.
Other Activities: Childrens Swings, Basketball court, Soccer/Gaelic field and Patio with Furniture & Grill are all on the property.
Golf: Ireland remains one of the worlds best golf destinations. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of exceptional Golf Courses to choose from. Those in our area include: Ashford Castle Golf Club in Cong, Westport Golf Club, Clew Bay Golf Club, Connemara Championship Links (Balliconnelly), Mulranny Golf Club, and Ballinrobe Golf.