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Dolan Cottage, Roundstone

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Dolan Cottage, Roundstone

Beachside Property From €380 Per Week
4 BedroomsSleeps 7Beach Access BOOK NOW

Located in the coastal hamlet of Dolan and just 5 miles from the popular village of Roundstone, County Galway, is this well maintained, detached, holiday cottage. Set across one floor and enjoying a desirable coastal location and panoramic ocean vistas, this Roundstone cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the beautifully rugged region of Connemara


Located in the coastal hamlet of Dolan and just 5 miles from the popular village of Roundstone, County Galway, is this well maintained, detached, holiday cottage. Set across one floor and enjoying a desirable coastal location and panoramic ocean vistas, this Roundstone cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the beautifully rugged region of Connemara.

Offering basic but comfortable accommodation, the property boasts four spacious bedrooms, all taking in views of the crashing Atlantic waves. Indeed, a secluded sandy beach is just 300 yards away while the more expansive beach at Dog’s Bay is just a short drive. Those who want to get away from it all and experience the peaceful pace of rural Irish life will love this Roundstone cottage, but the shops, pubs and restaurants of the local towns and villages of Clifden, Roundstone and Ballyconneely are never far away.

Go hiking in the 12 Bens mountain range or catch a boat from Roundstone pier and try deep sea fishing for the first time. However you spend your Irish getaway, return to your Roundstone cottage at the end of the day light the old-style range or a cosy crackling open fire then settle down with a good book and let your cares drift away.


Fully equipped kitchen with an open plan living area. Dining table seating 6 , 3 seater couch along with armchair set in-front of a solid fuel stove. Perfect room to dine in after a fun filled day touring Connemara or enjoying the beach which is only a stones throw.

Cosy Sitting-room with carpet floors, 3 seater couch and 2 armchairs set in-front of an open fire. There is TV, DVD Player and Stereo.

Main Bathroom with Bath and over head shower.

The bedrooms accommodates:

  • Single Room with a single bed and a pull-out single bed (upon request) only suitable for kids/teenagers-carpet flooring
  • Double Room – comprising double bed, wooden flooring, .
  • Double En-suite Room with wooden flooring
  • Twin Room with wooden flooring

Local Info


The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.

What about afternoon lunch in this pretty fishing village and afterwards let the kids enjoy some time on the Monkey Bars in the Village playground? The village has an ample amount of excellent bars and restaurants. It has a traditional craft centre; selling locally produced handmade pottery, jewellery and instruments! Be sure to check out Yvonne Kings Studio and the Stable Gallery which features contemporary art. Your one stop shop for unique gifts to bring home!

Roundstone is teeming with festivals and events during the summer months, such as the local regatta and the pony show; all of which are great family days out! Looking to experience some traditional Irish music? Irish nights take place in the upper community hall, every Wednesday at 8:30pm, all ages welcome! Starting the beginning of June; there will be a local market in the village with stalls selling fresh local produce and crafts. Well worth a visit.

There are also fishing trips suitable for all the family! Catch and cook your own dinner!! Don’t have great sea legs? Take a trip down to the pier. Local fishermen are well known for selling their fresh catch at the end of the day!

Roundstone Beaches:

Gurteen is the larger of the two and the closer to Roundstone. The water is crystal clear and it is very safe for swimming and other water based activities. It is naturally protected by the headland which it faces to the South and it is a popular destination for holiday makers in the summertime.

Dog’s Bay (or Port na Fadoige in Irish meaning Bay of Plovers) faces due west. It is famous for its mineral sands which are made of millions of microscopic shells. It is a stunning beach with its bright white sands and crystal blue water. Since 1991 the dunes separating Gurteen Beach from Dog’s Bay have been the focus of intensive efforts to plant Mar ram Grass to stem coastal erosion. Visitors are requested to respect the signs restricting access to the dunes. The wild headland which stretches out into the Atlantic between the two beaches is an area of great beauty and is a fantastic walk where you will be surrounded by water on three sides.


Ballyconneely village has 2 shops, a post office, pub/restaurant, and playground

For avid golfers, Ballyconneely is home to the Connemara Championship Golf Course. This Eddie Hackett designed course is set in stunning, rugged countryside. The back nine has been described as the equal of any in the world. Situated in Aillebrack, Ballyconneely overlooking the Atlantic Ocean it offers 360 degree views of the Golf Course and the unique Connemara landscape. This is a wonderful place to stop off and enjoy lunch or dinner after a round of golf or a walk on the surrounding beaches. Dun Loughin surfing beach is close by to this course.

The Point Pony trekking centre will ensure a fun family day out on one of their pony treks. A unique Connemara experience!

Take a tour of the Connemara Smoke House and watch how the salmon it traditionally prepared for smoking and enjoy a tasting of their delicious smoked salmon! Tours operate every Wednesday during the summer months at 3pm!

Why not take a trip to Derrygimlagh Hill, one of the most historical spots in Connemara for 2 very important reasons:

  1. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station on Derrygimlagh
  2. Alcock and Brown landed their first ever transatlantic flight on the very same spot in 1919.

There’s no end of sea fishing opportunities in Connemara, especially in Ballyconneely so you can test your angling prowess! And with plentiful fish stocks it’s no wonder anglers flock here all year round. Popular spots for anglers include the harbour at Erislannan Point, the sheltered bay at Candoolin (close to the cottage) and Mannin Bay. Mannin Bay in particular has good innings for the small boat angler. Plaice is the most popular catch in this area while nearby Ballyconneely Bay has great potential for catching tope, ray, dogfish and Pollack.

Ballyconneely Beaches:

Ballyconneely peninsula is virtually ringed by beaches – from the Coral Strand at Derrygimlagh, west and north to Knock, Mannin, Dun Loughan and Truska, and east and south from Keeraunmore, Aillebrack, and Ballyconneely Bay to Calla, Dolan and Murvey



“Our cottage was spacious, clean and private! The views of the ocean from the cottage were outstanding!”- Sheryl May 2019

“Great calm place at the rough Irish shore. Good location near to Connemara National Park and many beautiful other places. The house has enough space for up to seven people and offers everything needed to have some relaxing days. We definitely would come back to this place!”- Daniel May 2019

“A premises that suits our needs brilliantly. As always our stay in Jimmy Ridge’s cottage was wonderful. He is a most gracious and helpful host. The situation of his house suits us beautifully, off the main road, and within walking distance of beaches…….some of us enjoy a swim before breakfast.”- Tish August 2018

“Fantastic location, simply beautiful! Fantastic location, home is cozy, new washer and dryer which is great. Jimmy is very helpful and quick to respond. Would stay again in a heartbeat.”- Roisin July 2018

“Our stay in Dolan Cottage was an excellent. It was very clean, all necessary household equipment was present and made our stay very comfortable. It was a warm, cosy house with excellent views. The owner, Jimmy Ridge, was very welcoming, he met us and brought us to the house and showed us around. He returned on the day we were leaving to thank us for renting his house. The house was centered between Roundstone village and Clifden. The beaches were fabulous, the food in local restaurants, Mitchell’s in Clifden and the bakery, Walsh’s in Clifden was gorgeous. Local people were very friendly and welcoming.”- Michaela July 2017

“The Perfect Stay! We booked Dolan Cottage as a last minute break through Connemara Lettings and the whole procedure went very smoothly. The cottage itself is a fine place, has everything you could possibly need, from dishwasher to washing machine, fully equipped kitchen, really comfortable beds, loads of towels etc, absolutely nothing that you might need was wanting. The weather was a bit dodgy but with a choice of 2 fires and oil fired central heating cosiness was guaranteed. Location is excellent with a sandy beach within a couple of minutes walk. There are many other great beaches within minutes including Dog Bay, great for walks or swimming. For shopping the choice is either Ballyconnelly or Roundstone, both within a short drive and for a bigger selection of shops and restaurants Clifden is about 20 minutes away along a scenic coastal route. Checking in and out was a breeze, Jimmy was on hand and very pleasant. Overall an excellent experience and I can thoroughly recommend Dolan Cottage. Oh, and they are also pet friendly!”- David July 2017

“Hidden Gem in Connemara. Lovely quiet place with a beautiful beach a few mins away .Great space and well equipped it has all the basics for a family break.Close to shops , great fishing.”- Colette July 2016


The Electricity and Oil are metered upon arrival and departure.

Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

This property has no WIFI – A WiFi Dongle’s can be hired out locally from Keane’s Computer Service Clifden +35385 7779018 /
Please quote Connemara Lettings and your booking number to received a discounted rate.

Please note that €100 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 between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

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

Strictly No Pets

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

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Agent Yvonne Flaherty

  • Office : +353 95 22669

We have personally visited all of these holiday homes therefore we can guarantee they are to an excellent standard. The majority of homes are family friendly and to make your life easier we can supply a high chair and travel cot (upon request).
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