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Riona Connolly Green

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, Irish

4 star Connemara Seaside Property - Anna-Bru na Mara

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Properties ranging from 1-4 bedrooms, sleeping 2-8 and 1-2 bathrooms

Bru na Mara is a beautiful complex just outside Carna that combines traditional design with modern comfort. The site overlooks a small harbour, and has spectacular views of the sea, the historic Mason and St MacDara's islands, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Situated in the south west corner of Connemara, the complex is an ideal location for touring and exploring Connemara and South Mayo. Carna, which is situated in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) is an important centre for Traditional singing, music, and dancing, with weekly sessions in neighbouring Kilkieran. There are a host of activities within easy reach, including a number of spectacular, unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus, (1.5 km) Mynish (7 km) and Callowfinish (8 km). The area is also ideal for walking or cycling, with little traffic, stunning views, and the cleanest air in Europe.

Details for Anna-Bru na Mara 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Anna is a 3-star,fully furnished, two bedroomed cottage. Set right at the sea's edge, it combines cosiness, with an unrivaled view of the historic St MacDara's Island and Mace Harbour. This cottage is suited for family holidays and touring groups, and is the ideal base for exploring and enjoying South and West Connemara, with its panoramic views of coastline, islands, inlets, hills and mountains. The spectacular surroundings, rich in both flora and fauna are also ideal for fishing and birdwatching. The beautiful unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus and Mynish are also extremely popular with children. The house is the ideal base for a comfortable, restful and relaxing holiday, with so much outdoor activity on your doorstep.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Riona Connolly Green (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Irish


based on 26 traveler reviews

Anna-Bru na Mara
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Bru Na Mara

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Cottage was lovely, clean, well equiped and charming. Owner was helpful and very kind. Safe for children. Property is walled so children can't get down to the shore very easy. Lovely place for walking. Beautiful sandy beach nearby. Highly recommended restaurant/bar/craft place within 5mins drive (Glynsk House). Bridget's Garden's (near Oughterard) is also a great place to visit if you have children. Rural, need a car.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Location - Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I stayed at Anna-Bru na Mara for one week in April 2016. Overall the experience was fantastic.

Location: Anna-Bru na Mara overlooks a beautiful bay and the Atlantic Ocean. We enjoyed waking up every morning to sunlight dancing over the rocks and sea. On land, Anna-Bru na Mara is surrounded by rolling rocky hills and miles of stone walls. Apart from being picturesque, these provided unforgettable hiking and walking experiences. Anna-Bru na Mara is a 10 minute drive from the town of Carna and about 45 minutes from Clifden. We found it a very nice balance between seclusion and convenience.

Accommodation: Anna-Bru na Mara is modern with all the amenities of home and more (including a dishwasher and washer/dryer!). We personally loved the electric fireplace that provided some extra warmth in the colder nights and mornings. The cottage has been redone recently and is far better than the average hotel experience.

Host: Riona is a friendly, warm, and hospitable host. She greeted us with a lovely welcome basket and gave us a detailed overview Connemara, including its best restaurants, activities, drives, and history. She also has a dog named Spot who accompanied us on our nearby walks and loved to greet us every time we came and left the property.

Summary: This was easily the best overall holiday we have been on. We hope to return again in the near future to re-experience everything Riona and Connemara have to offer.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great views and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Very warm welcome in an cost little house with astonishing view over the ocean. Close to the impressive connamorra national parc, but best was just to sit and look over the bay. We stayed with our family of 4 (kids aged 11 and 9) for a week in the cottage.

We waited very long to write this review because we rather keep this terrific place our secret. We certainly plan to return, we love to see the ocean in all seasons, and our kids too.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this extremely well-maintained cottage. The view is awesome, the location is great to tour around Connemara.

The beds are very comfortable and we had everything we needed to spend a great time!

Rhionna is very kind, eager to share some good spots or addresses, and she is always there if we need something (but not intrusive at all).

It took us a while to write this review...but 1 year after our stay, we still have fond memories of our wonderful holidays at Anna-Bru na Mara.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Cosy cottage with spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The cottage ANNA is situated in a beautiful place offering spectacular ocean views. We appreciated Riona’s warm welcome and the fact that the cottage was impeccably clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. All the suggestions made by Riona were of interest. We had a wonderful time at the beach in Roundstone, and enjoyed our trip to the Aran Islands. It is ideal place for touring Connemara and we would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Rural Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Incredible views, very tastefully furnished, comfortable, spotlessly clean, very knowledgeable and friendly host, fresh eggs and milk in the fridge on arrival. Everything you'd hope for from a Holiday Cottage and more.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
133 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Connemara Championship Golf links
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Car: recommended

Bru Na Mara is 5 km South West of Carna village beside Mace Pier. Go through the village of Carna, take the first left turn after approximately 2.5 km west of Carna. At the next Y junction keep right and turn right at the next junction after approximately 300 metres. Continue down this road until you reach the house at Mace Pier.

Bru na Mara provides traditional yet ultra modern self-catering accommodation 'at the quiet end of Europe'.

Ideal for cycling, hill-walking, rock-climbing, treeking, horse-riding, golf, pitch and putt, swimming, surfing, scuba-diving, canoeing, fishing, boating, sailing and sailing festivals. A haven for botanists, bird-watchers, artists and writers. Renowned for Irish language, traditional singing, music, dance, pre-historic and mediaeval remains.

Good food and drink available locally in a relaxed athmosphere. The area is famous for its lamb and seafood. Within driving distance of Roundstone, Clifden, Letterfrack, Kylemore Abbey, Killary , Aran Ils.

Other Activities: painting, pitch and putt ,Scuba Diving.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 14 2016 - Jun 17 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 4 2016
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7 night minimum stay
Very Low
Nov 5 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Xmas + New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $111

Higher rates apply to Bank Holidays, Christmas week and New Year week. Enquire. There is a small fee to cover usage of electricity and heating.

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Ireland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 1 double, 1 twin
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a small fee to cover usage of electricity and heating.

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