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Little Tara, Ballyconneely 📶♿

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3 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
2 x Double, 1 x Twin
1 Baths



Our Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Little Tara is a three bedroom bungalow located in the sought after area of Bunowen Beg, Ballyconneely situated along the Wild Atlantic Way.

This very well presented holiday home is ideal for a family, friends, golfers seeking outdoor adventure wanting a base to enjoy all of what Connemara has to offer..

Doonloughan beach is only a couple of minutes drive from the cottage, being a surfers delight and a walkers dream roaming the headlands & dunes, swim in the sea or have a picnic overlooking the panoramic views of the coastline, 12 ben mountains & countryside.

Connemara Championship Golf Course, Aillebrack Beach, Mannin Bay or the Coral Strand is a short drive. Why not pop down to Keoghs in Ballyconneely for some lunch and a pint of Guinness or take a drive to Roundstone a quaint fishing village with 2 stunning white sandy beaches (Gurteen & Dogs Bay). Clifden Town the Capital of Connemara offers gourmet restaurants, cafes, art galleries and beautiful boutiques.

Take a drive along the Sky Road or take a boat ride to Inishbofin Island. Visit Kylemore Abbey or climb Diamond Hill at the National Park where you can enjoy lunch in the Tea Rooms.

If you are looking for a holiday to remember and want memories to cherish then Connemara is the place to visit!


3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 single) 1 ensuite shower room 1 shower room

Little Tara is a three-bedroom bungalow.

Living room with open fire, Smart TV with standard soarview channels. Two seater couch and 3 armchairs.

Kitchen with dining table to seat up to 6 guests. 3 seater couch and armchair.

* Kitchen Stove is not in use.

2 double bedrooms with carpet (1 ensuite shower room)

1 Twin bedroom with two single beds and carpet floors.

Main bathroom with walk-in electric shower, sink, and toilet.

Wheelchair access is available via the ramp at the back door.

Local Info


Ballyconneely village has 1 shops Mace, a pub/restaurant Keogh’s, a cafe Sweet Nothings Cafe 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


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.

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!



“Comfortable and Homely~Our family has just enjoyed a great weekend in Little Tara. The house was spotlessly clean, everything in perfect working order, and really well equipped, warm & cosy. Our host Veronica couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming. We all felt very comfortable and at home, very tranquil setting, and beautiful views. The location is so good, close to beaches, the golf course and Ballyconneely. We really enjoyed our stay and would happily return.” ~Niall October 2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.  We have had the most wonderful time on Dunloughin Beach, Golf Beach, Bunowen Bay, and collecting shells on the Coral strand.  Philip and Heather August 2023

We’ve had a great time. Favorite moments of our stay cycling around the sky road, swimming, and walking. Shaw Family August 2023

Thank you for the hospitality and kindness in this amazing house.  Favorite moments of our stay:  Climbing hills, secret beaches, great food and friendly horses.  McGuigan Family July 2023

We enjoyed a very pleasant few days in June – close to great beaches with good waves for fun swimming and very peaceful – we enjoyed the cuckoo in the morning and the grouse that frequented us at times – not to mention the cows and horses close by. The house itself is well located, well appointed for a holiday home and Veronica was a pleasure to deal with – both checking in and out were easy and flexible. If the weather cooperates, there is no place quite like it – highly recommended. – Leonard June 2023

The house was well-presented and comfortable.  Very good location.  We loved visiting the local beaches, fun swimming, very peaceful  Sheehan Family June 2023


Recommendations from previous Guests

  • Keoghs for evening meals
  • Killary Fjord for a day trip with food in the Misunderstood Heron (serious Gem)
  • O’Dowds for stunning seafood in Roundstone, sea swims in the Coral Beach, great shopping in Clifden
  • Delicious coffee show the stunning views at the Smoke House @ Bunowen Pier
  • Fish Market @ 10am every Saturday morning (amazing Lobster)  – only during summer months



Linen and towels are provided.

Starter pack of logs and kindling for open fire are provided.

Please note that a €150 security deposit is required via Revolut 7 days prior to arrival.  As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded within 7 days after departure.

Electricity and Oil is inclusive from May to August and is metered from September to April upon arrival and payable upon departure.

Check-in time is from 4pm

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

Please bring charcoal for use of the BBQ

Strictly No Pets. Strictly No Hen or Stag parties.

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Along the Wild Atlantic Way

Ample Parking

BBQ area with BBQ

Bosch - Tassimo coffee machine


Central Heating

Cloths line


Fabulous walks



George Foreman Grill

Hair Dryer

Highchair & Travel cot provided

Perfect for Golfers

Picnic table

Smart TV

Walk-in Shower

Washing machine

Wheelchair access via back entrance


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