Spacious Period Residence for up to Six Guests
About Maire MacDermott
Nile Lodge has been part of the MacDermott family since 1942. I took over the care of this historic house in 1995. I have a great interest of Irish history and culture I have enjoyed hugely looking after this beautiful house and grounds. I have taken a big interest in the history of this house . I was very fortunate to have had Dr Nick Slope, Chairman of the Nelson Society undertook a large part of this research into the Captain and Commander who owned this house. I love walking the old streets of this city and looking at the medieval architecture. I also enjoy exploring the nearby counties and love finding special places away from the beaten track.
Maire MacDermott purchased this House in 1995
Why Maire MacDermott chose Claddagh
This house is a place I have always loved. I am very happy in the location near to the sea and city center and have great neighbors and friends here. This house was owned and cared for by my husbands family before me and it was part of the social life in Galway for many years.
What makes this House unique
Beautiful Historic House with a wonderful Location in one of most desirable parts of Galway city. Five minute walking distance to city center restaurants, night life and beach. Located perfectly for daytrips ,sightseeing the major attractions of West of Ireland, The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, The Burren, Kylemore Abbey, The Aran Islands, Bunratty Castle, Ailwee Caves. A fantastic base for exploring the wonderful golf courses of the West of Ireland.
Children allowed - We have a baby's cot, high chair and changing mat.We have a baby's cot, high chair and changing mat.
No pets - discuss with ownerdiscuss with owner
No smoking - No smoking inside houseNo smoking inside house
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
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.
A truly Exceptional Home
This is a truly exceptional home and Maire is a tremendous host. We spent a few days here between Christmas and New Year and were made feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. The attention to detail in the house is second to none and there were so many thoughtful touches, such as the provision of basic food supplies which was so appreciated as we arrived on a Bank Holiday (not to mention the chocolates and whiskey!). The house itself is truly magnificent and lovingly furnished with period pieces. There are many interesting books to read which kept my elderly mother endlessly entertained. There is a sitting room, drawing room and dining room so lots of space for a group to disperse into. Each bedroom is ensuite and is supplied with bathrobes. I loved the location which is an easy walk both to the downtown and to the seafront in Salthill. Maire was the perfect blend of being available but not intrusive. My only regret is that we could not stay longer.
Thank you so very much for your absolutely stunning review. I really appreciate the time that you have taken and your very thoughtful words. It was really fabulous having your wonderful extended family stay here. I was particularly thrilled that your mother had such an appreciation of the books and history, particularly the recent history, which is rarely commented on.
I would be so happy if you were to decide to come back , a Cead Mile Failte will always be here for you and your family.
With every good wish,
Was everything we expected and more.
Thank you very much David, I am very happy that you enjoyed staying here.
You were great guests and are very welcome back here anytime you like.
Lovely home with a lovely hostess
It is very difficult to accurately describe just what a lovely stay we had at Nile Lodge. As we drove through the pillars and approached this stately home, we were immediately impressed by the beautiful garden landscape, spacious curved driveway, and elegant facade of this fine historical home. As we exited our car, we were greeted by our smiling welcoming hostess Maire who escorted us into the hallway lined with reminders of Nile Lodge's history, then into the lovely living and dining rooms symmetrically placed on either side. Maire pointed out the many amenities (wonderful linens, stemware, serving pieces, cellphone for directions and local calling etc.), while touring us throughout the home and secret gardens, as Mary Anne put the finishing touches (including an array of freshly cut flowers) to prepare for our (slightly early) arrival. The kitchen was well stocked with fresh bread, cheeses, Guinness and more. The house is charming and so well appointed it has everything you can possibly need to cook and serve an enticing meal, to popping a cork and sipping wine. Each of the king size beds were comfortable and beautifully dressed with gorgeous linens. The ensuite bathrooms gave each couple plenty of privacy. The gardens not only afforded privacy and beauty, the herb garden allowed us to prepare savory meals with fresh herbs. The house is a perfect distance from the heart of town, walking to Galway Bay, and exploring Salt Hill. Restaurants, pubs, and music venues are within a very comfortable walking distance, and the grocery is just a short walk down the street. There is nothing we wished for that was not provided. An added treat is Maire. Not only is she a gracious hostess but a treasure to enjoy. Our fellow travelers were celebrating a 41st wedding anniversary, and Maire surprised us all by surreptitiously preparing and setting out a silver tray adorned with flowers and treats. To our delight, Maire accepted our invitation to join us in the light flooded living room while we savored her dear anniversary surprise. Maire is warm, engaging, and willing to share stories of Galway, Ireland, the history of Nile Lodge, and more. We felt as though we found a long lost friend. Maire, thank you for welcoming us into your home with such open arms and generous heart.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness in writing such an amazing review for me.
You have indeed found a new friend in Ireland. May I say that I thoroughly enjoyed the company of such genuine people. I appreciated so much being included in such a memorable important celebration. There will always be a very big welcome for you all back here in Galway.
Incredible find in Galway!
Nile Lodge is a wonderful combination of old world charm and modern conveniences! Maire's hospitality and knowledge of the house, its history and the surrounding area is unmatched. She spent considerable time with us upon check-in with her tour of the house and, since we are very interested, explained its history from the original owner to the present. Maire left us with freshly ground coffee, breakfast and some snacks - a great beginning to our trip. The house also was a quick and easy walk to all of the venues in Galway, including restaurants, pubs and grocery stores. We certainly look forward to visiting Galway again and booking a stay at the Nile Lodge will be the first thing we do.
Thank you so much Dan for your beautiful review, and for taking the time out to write it. It is very much appreciated.
It was such a pleasure having you and your wonderful family stay here, and I would be absolutely delighted to have you all come back again.
A very warm welcome will always be here for you.
The Gem of Galway!!
This was one of, if not The best experiences of Ireland. The pictures do not do this property justice and Maire is the best hostess I have ever experienced. If staying in Galway or near this property is a must! Maire is super personable and helps with any questions you have right away! She made the experience for my entire family memorable and went above and beyond. We will be coming back! The Daly Family!
Nile Lodge, from which the surrounding area takes its name, is one of the most prestigious private houses in Galway City. Standing on over an acre of private landscaped gardens, the house is located a five minute walk from Galway City Centre, with its pretty dockland marina, excellent restaurants and many pubs with traditional music. The house is within minutes of the seaside promenade with its spectacular views over Galway Bay and the sandy beaches of Salthill.