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Cleggan Beach House, Cleggan

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6 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
3x Double, 1x Bunk, 1x Triple, 1x Single
5 Baths



Our Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars


Pet friendly

Cleggsn Beach House is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.

Spacious ocean front beach house with outstanding panoramic views of the Wild Atlantic ocean and mountains.  This house is set overlooking the beach with pure white sand where you can swim, surf, go shelling and fishing or have a picnic while gazing at the dramatic scenery. This house is a dream for families and group of friends alike and a great location for exploring Connemara!

Enjoy a glass of wine or a good meal admiring superb views of the sea with the changing light, sit in the cosy sitting room with a roaring open fire, this is self catering with a difference as making sure our guests enjoy the comfort and luxury of Cleggan Beach House is our priority!

The living room is a perfect place to gather in front of a fireplace and enjoy a well deserved glass of wine or Irish whiskey after a long fun filled day in Connemara!– surrounded by comfortable leather sofas and chairs. There is a flat screen TV & DVD player for your viewing pleasure.

Explore the vibrant and colourful town of Clifden with its top-quality, award winning, restaurants, cafes and traditional bars. You can ramble around town enjoying the unique shops, galleries and bookshop. Experience great traditional Irish music being played live in many bars in Cleggan. Whether you want an action packed vacation or one of peace and tranquility, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, then this house near Cleggan Village is perfect for you to enjoy it all!

A simply wonderful holiday is assured! Cleggan Beach House can also be adapted for smaller numbers, during the low seasons. Please get in touch for further information.


Ground Floor: 

Entrance hall

Family bathroom with bath and shower overhead

Bedroom 1:  Bunk beds with fitted wardrobe, dressing table and window to side of the house

Door to back of the property

Bedroom 2:  Double bed, fitted wardrobe and ensuite shower room

The spacious country kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy your cooking and dining experience with all mod cons including dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker. There are 2 dining tables (seating up to 10 people) – 2 fridges and dryer. In the dining area there is an open fireplace. If you like to dine outside, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, there are tables/picnic benches on the patio.

Sitting room has patio doors conveniently open out onto the patio area where you can enjoy the sea and mountain views as you barbeque. There are 2 leather couches seating 6, 3 arm chairs, open fireplace, 2 windows, large TV, DVD player.


Master bedroom comprising of double and single beds, with wardrobe and ensuite shower room, there is a door leading out to a large balcony where one can sit and enjoy your morning coffee with majestic views over the ocean.

There are 2 double further bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms and 1 single bedroom all facing to the side of the property

Local Info

Cleggan Village is a small idyllic fishing village nestling at the head of Cleggan Bay on Connemara’s Atlantic Coast.  This village is the centre of the fishing industry in North West Connemara.

Cleggan Village has four bars (Olivers, Joyces, Newmans, and The Pier Bar), one grocer and a sit-down restaurant, as well as a take-out. There is traditional music regularly in the summer, and an excellent restaurant in Oliver’s Bar.  There is also a children’s playground next to the community centre. Go horse trekking with the Cleggan Horse Riding Centre (Just outside Cleggan village) or take the bus from Cleggan to Galway City for the day!   There is an annual festival in Cleggan – Festival of the Sea, which takes place at the end of July/Early August every year

Blue Water offers charter fishing trips which departs from Cleggan Village.  Beginners are welcome and you can hire top quality tackle including all the end tackle ( hooks leads and lures) on board. John will give tuition and fairly quickly the beginner will be catching fish like an expert. Call 095-21073

It is the mainland port for Inishbofin and the other islands off the coast. Boats for deep sea angling and island trips are available for hire at Cleggan.   No visit to Connemara is complete without a visit to Inishbofin Island, one of the most westerly Islands off the Irish coastline.   The unique Island of Inishbofin is located only 10 kilometres off the north Connemara coast, and is only a 30 minute crossing from Cleggan, . The Ferry Service is aboard the fast, Comfortable ferry “The Island Discovery”.  The Island Itself is a haven of beauty, boasting    magnificent scenery from cliff top walks to the sea on all sides to white sandy beaches and an abundance of rare flora and fauna.

Claddaghduff Village has a church, a grocers and a pub (Sweeneys). The bar serves food throughout the day and has plenty of picnic benches outside for enjoying your lunch al fresco and taking in the wonderful sights of Omey Strand.

Omey Island is situated 7.6km from the house; this island can be reached on foot at low tide. There are fine strands and pony races take place in August. In the sandhills of the northern shore are the ruins of Teampall Féichin (Temple Feichin) a small medieval church, preserving the memory of the monastery founded by Saint Féichin of Cong. On the western shore is Tobar FéichIn – Féichin’s Well.

The capital of Connemara, Clifden, is approximately a 10 minute car drive from the Cleggan/Claddaghduff area. Explore this vibrant and colourful town with its top-quality, award winning, restaurants, cafes and traditional bars. You can ramble around town enjoying the unique shops, galleries and bookshop.

The Cleggan & Claddaghduff are has been featured on numerous television programmes including BBC2′s ‘Coast’ series as an idyllic place to live or visit

Known for its large selection of lovely beaches, here is a list of beaches in the in the Cleggan/Claddaghduff Area:


Cleggan Beach is at the very head of Cleggan Bay. It is on the sea side of “Cleggan Causeway” – a narrow run of land over which the road runs, connecting Cleggan and Aughrus Peninsula to Cleggan Head


Sellerna is a large, sweeping beach very close to Cleggan, reached from a small road to the right as you leave Cleggan in the direction of the end of Peninsula – you’ll find it, signposted “Tra” (meaning “Beach” or “Strand” in Irish), just by the large white “Cleggan” sign marking the edge of the village.  It’s a lovely, safe, sandy beach, a great favourite with families.   Lovely to take a walk in the evening for a sunset stroll.


From Cleggan Village, proceed from Cleggan towards the end of the peninsula and find the right turn to Rossadilisk about 2km from Cleggan. From Claddaghduff, take the left turn 50m from Sweeney’s, over the hill, turn right at the T-Junction, and the left turn to Rossadilisk is only a couple of hundred metres along the road in a Cleggan-wards direction. As you proceed down the narrow road to Rossadilisk, take the first turn to the right along an un-tarred road, and this will bring you to the very lovely Tra Bhride, on Cleggan Bay. It’s a smaller beach than Sellerna, but it really is beautiful, as you will see from the photo above. Anglers sometimes fish from the rocks at each end of the beach.


Rossadilisk Strand proper is a broad, curved length of beach, stretching right around Rossadilisk Point, protected by reefs of off lying rocks. Around the point is Rossadilisk Harbour, with its pier and, except in winter, small fishing vessels including traditional currachs, moored there. When the tide is high, there is a small stretch of sand but, when the tide is out, the sea recedes quite a long way across the flat beach.

The sea is often warm here, especially at the top of a flood tide, the sea warm from flowing in over the sun-warmed sand. It’s great for swimming – and extremely safe – as well as for taking a relaxed stroll of a summer evening. It’s a romantic-feeling place


The “Anchor” Beach, at Aughrus beg on the sea side of Aughrus Lake is a fine place whether on a windy day, as shown to the right, or on a fine calm day – the banner photo at the head of each of the pages on this website is of the Anchor beach. In fact there is a series of small interconnected beaches there, all sandy and lovely, and all great for families to spend the day, swimming, playing or just sun-bathing.


Tra Mor (the Big Beach) is also on the sea side of Aughrus Lake. Near the small road leading to the area known locally as the Gannoughs, and to Aughrus Point itself, there is a line of quite newly built houses; and beside them, a rough track which leads you to a grassy area. Proceeding to the right along the grass brings you to Tra Mor.

Again, this is a grand beach for families – a bit off the beaten track so that not that many people other than locals and those who read these pages know about it. It’s sandy, with rocky outcrops – great for swimming and sunbathing, and the best beach we can think of for that endlessly enjoyable task of gazing into rock pools with their great diversity of shore life. Perfect activity for children from eight to eighty!


Is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara. From the mainland the island is inconspicuous and almost hidden. It is possible to drive or walk across a large sandy strand to the island by following the arrowed signs. At high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car. It’s great for walking, swimming, sailing, surfboarding, kite surfing, flying kites, practising your car-driving skills at low tide…just about everything!


Fountain Hill, around the Peninsula in the direction of Streamstown Bay, but before the road turns left along Streamstown, is reached by taking one of the right turns from the road. A very beautiful beach, quite steeply sloping but generally safe otherwise, the sand is silver rather than gold, and a perfect spot for picnicking.

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“A friendly and helpful host, good breakfast, location near to the ferry port”-Stuart August 2019

5 Stars! We all enjoyed the proximity to the beach and lots of amazing walks. There were many great restaurants within a short drive and a visit to Inishbofin is a must. All ages spent hours everyday were on the beach. Great fun.”-Naoimh July 2019

“This is one of the best places I have ever been. Awesome view, clean and cozy house with a lot of space , sea view will be remembered forever. Thank you very much”- Michal May 2019

“Perfect family holiday. Such a beautiful location. Perfect size house for a wonderful family holiday. Excellent customer service from the owner. Nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely return.”- Caroline August 2018

“Very enjoyable with a few bumps-but a helpful and on hand host. The house was spacious with plenty of facilities to cater for a large group. Kitchen facilities were great and was easy to cook. There were plenty of products available for cleaning and maintaining the property while we stayed. Plenty of parking, beautiful and scenic location, information about the area was also provided, and locals were friendly and informative. The host was accommodating and helpful, easy to contact and helpful when any issues arose.”-Aoife February 2018
“We have just returned from a family week at this cottage and we were not disappointed. The place corresponds very well to the photos and the description. The house is not very young but it was clean and all the equipment needed for a week’s holiday is there. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. However, the good thing is that each room has its own water point with shower, toilet and sink and frankly when you leave at 10 or 12 it’s really nice to have a bit of privacy. Great point for the location of the house, it’s magic to find yourself on the edge of this beautiful beach, with this picnic table by the sea, we made aperitifs very nice. There is also a wonderful view of each room but also the living room. So yes, you have to take the car to go shopping, but if like us, you visit the area by car every day, this will not be a problem, and you will find everything you need when you return. Just a tip, we arrived in the middle of the night and the GPS led us to Rossadilisk without any problems but then we had a hard time finding the house (it was dark night), and luckily a nice neighbor guided, so my advice is to shoot well at Lacey Lane and then at Sheddies Way (small but useful signs). So, I did the tour, and I advise you this rental which will offer you a panorama just beautiful, and that for a very good value for money. Good holidays !” Vanessa July 2017

“In a stunning location. Literally a stone’s throw from the beach. Amazing views of Inisboifin, Achill island and Inishark. Centrally located for Cleggan and Claddaghduff and 10k from Clifden. Literally at the end of the road. Interior is dated but does exactly what it says on the tin but it’s all about the location. Quiet, safe located in the old fishing village of Rossadillisk we explored Omey island, Aughris Peninsula and Inisboifin. Ideal for walking and cycling and about 25 mins from 12 Bens for hillwalking. Great Spot. Don’t tell anyone!!!” – Cork July 2017

“Cleggan Beach house is a very nice place to be. You will find everything, you need, if you like making holiday in silence and nature. We were 5 persons in different ages, all were pleased. It is also perfect for coming with a dog. You can make many excursions, there are pubs, where you can go short by car or bicycle. If the weather ist not good and it is cold, in the house it is warm and you can use the fireplace. If the weather is very good, you can sit outside.” – Barbara June 2017

“This is a bright spacious airy house. Well equipped. The view out front is very good the beach is great. (The weather was awful) Other beaches nearby were also very good . We enjoyed staying there and would recommend it. I hope to return again. The large kitchen is very good when people are getting different breakfasts.The high chair and cot were good. No queuing for the bathroom as everyone had their own.” – Kathy July 2016

“We had a stunning weekend, the house and location was amazing, lots of space around the house for parking which was great. Ideal location for diving clubs, we will be back thats for sure!” – Scuba Loops Club June 2016

“We used Escape voucher for 2 families with kids in april. The location is remote with beach, perfect views & all house amenities. We all will be going back!” – Niamh April 2016

“Perfect location for a quiet get away near the beach! House had all amenities needed & comfortable distance from nearest town! Will be back! Customers service was very good & helpful!” – Angela December 2015

“The house is very comfortable and has ample space with 6 bedrooms with 5 having en suite, Fantastic location with a very safe garden. Brian the owner is very attentive.” – Chris July 2015

“Excellent location. Fantastic views, brilliant walled garden for dogs!!. Practically had a private beach a stones throw from the house. Lots of space in house and great location in terms of local scenery – wonderful views and beaches everywhere. Also close to Cleggan village and Clifden for all necessary amenities. Was wild and chilly on the beach the odd day – which was perfect for us! Dogs, toddler and adults had a wonderful time. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the beach house and Connemara Lettings. Owners/caretakers were also pleasant to deal with. Have rented many self-catering houses and having the beach so close and a walled, gated garden for dogs really gave us great comfort, views, and a wonderful week.” – Grace April 2015



Pet friendly

Cleggan Beach House is happy to welcome your pet, however we would ask that your pet would not be permitted on furniture or on beds. If additional cleaning is required we may have to deduct this from your damage deposit.

Linen, Towels & utilities are inclusive in the rental rate.

Please note that €200 security deposit is required upon arrival.  As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure less the cost of utilities.

Check-in time is strictly between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

Check-out time is strictly at 10am on day of departure.

During peak season changeover days are Saturdays

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

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Ample Parking

Babysitting services

BBQ area

Cable TV & DVD player


Dryer machine

Fabulous Views

Fabulous walks


Flat Screen TV

Free ample parking


Garden Furniture

High Chair and Travel Cot provided

Ideal for Groups

Loads of space - Perfect for Families

Sea views

White sandy beach on your doorstep

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