Glenbrickeen House, Clifden
Walkers Paradise From €684 Per Week
Glenbrickeen House is set in the heart of Connemara nestled in a wonderful location in a peaceful cul-de-sac. Ideally located only 5 minutes drive from the bustling tourist town of Clifden which boasts many Seafood Restaurants and Traditional Irish Bars. Free WiFi. Located along The Wild Atlantic Way. 1 minute drive from the famous Sky Road.
Glenbrickeen House is set in the heart of Connemara nestled in a wonderful location in a peaceful cul-de-sac. Ideally located only 5 minutes drive from the bustling tourist town of Clifden which boasts many Seafood Restaurants and Traditional Irish Bars. Free WiFi
Glenbrickeen House is an ideal base to discover Connemara, Galway City, Westport, the West of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way.
Located along The Wild Atlantic Way. 1 minute drive from the famous Sky Road. A few minutes drive from Ballynahinch Castle, Letterfrack, The Connemara National Park, Roundstone, Inagh Valley, Kylemore Abbey, Leenaun, Killary Fjord, Omey Island & Cleggan where you can take a day trip to Inishbofin Island. Watersports, Hill Walking, Golf, Beaches, Deep Sea Fishing, Lake Fishing and Horse Riding only a short drive away.
Tiled floor upon entering the hallway.
The living room is a homely room with open fire, wooden furnishing, a three seater couch, 2x armchairs and TV. Ideal to relax in after a fun day exploring Connemara.
The kitchen is equipped with fridge-freezer, oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher and a table seating 6 people.
Separate dining room with large table that seats upto 6 in a room filled with natural light.
Bathrooms x 2 – on ground floor
Bathroom 1: Toilet and bath with shower
Bathroom 2: Toilet with shower enclosure
Bedrooms x 4 – on ground floor
Bedroom 1: Double bed, carpet flooring wall mounted mirror, built in wardrobes, beside lockers
Bedroom 2: Double bed, carpet floor, wall mounted mirror, built in wardrobes and vanity desk
Bedroom 3: Double bed, carpet flooring, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers
Bedroom 4: Double bed, carpet floor, wall mounted mirror, built in wardrobes and vanity desk
Clifden town ‘the Capital of Connemara’ is oozing history, heritage, culture & traditions of Irish Music and Dance. This vibrant town has an array of shops selling top quality gifts, trinket souvenirs and handmade knits but to name a few! You will also find boutiques, antique shops and art galleries. There are cosy coffee shops, pubs from the genuine ‘quaint-Irish’ to the more trendy where entertainment is plentiful. Whatever your taste in music you will find a selection of traditional, modern music and dance. Clifden has a reputation for the West’s ‘Gourmet Capital’ – for its fine restaurants. Take the kids to the town playground where they can have fun on the swings or have a kick about in the pitch beside it!
A must visit is the ruins of the old D’Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D’Arcy’s lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century.
There are many fine festivals to enjoy throughout the year in Connemara. Most full of music, dance, fun, laughter, activities and games for the young and the young-at-heart. The most well known and oldest of all is the Clifden Community Arts Festival which offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts and comedy
At the summit of the Sky Road peninsula there is Eyrephort beach at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
For those Rainy Days, the Station House Theatre shows the latest movies throughout the week. The theatre also runs live family friendly shows suitable for all ages throughout the summer season. The Station House Leisure Centre have 3 day and weekly passes available for visitors to purchase, which allow you access to the hotel’s gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi!
Why not visit Dan O’Haras homestead (8 minute drive from Clifden town on the N59); an award winning heritage centre which offers a fascinating glimpse of rural Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century. Visitors can enjoy a carriage ride through the centre and see demonstrations of turf cutting, sheep herding and other traditional tasks.
Explore Connemara on an electric bike which can be hired from All Things Connemara (on Market Street) or take part in a bike tour with Connemara Cycling Tours (also on Market Street)
Clifden Friday Market takes place every Friday on Market Square where you will find a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon. There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.
Clifden has probably the best fishing waters in Europe. The scenery in this area is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. Why not spend the day sea angling? Pack a picnic and spend the day on the beautiful briny sea! Call John at the Celtic Queen on 095-21069 or on 0862484674
Approximately, 4km from Clifden Town Centre, you will find a delightful Pitch and Putt course, which is suitable for all ages and a great activity that the whole family will enjoy!
Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland ‘Connemara is a savage beauty’ Oscar Wilde. Connemara’s landscape will take your breath away, golf competitions and horse riding on wonderful open grassland. . Boat races, regattas, music festivals, marathons, activity events all take place throughout the year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“A good place for a large group. Close to the town of Clifden.”-Becky June 2019
“A comfortable headquarters to explore wonderful Connemara. Glenbrickeen is superbly located 5 km from Clifden, overlooking a wonderful landscape of pastures, lakes and mountains. The owners are welcoming and always willing to help. The kitchen might have some more appliances, cutlery and the like to make it perfect.”- Carlos August 2017
“Great facilities at Glenbrickeen. My bin of turf was a very welcome addition as the weather wasn’t great the first couple of days. The owner was very helpful directing us to the local beaches and restaurants.”-David July 2017
“If you want peace and quiet this is a little peace of heaven, tucked away on the out skirt of Clifden”- Curious July 2017
“Beautiful views. Cottage over looking the bog. Perfect location & only a few miles from Clifden. The house is very spacious, bright & comfortable. Warm welcome from the owner Ann. We had a great time.” –Martine April 2017
Linen & Towels are inclusive in the rental 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.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.