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Seaside Log Cabin, Carna 📶

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1 Bedrooms
Bedroom Layout
1 x Double
1 Baths



Our Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 stars

Self-contained log cabin with own private garden.

Direct access to the sea within the property via a footpath (marked on photo).

Well-equipped kitchen. All utilities included.

Wood-burning stove.

Free reliable Wi-Fi.  Radio.

 Double bedroom for two people. Ensuite shower room.

Well stocked garden  –  sorry, no pets.

Secure parking out of sight of the road.

Smoke alarm and carbon monoxide alarm in each room.


Double bed, ensuite shower room, kitchenette

The Seaside Log Cabin offers a kitchenette with a dining table, electric counter top oven and grill, microwave, kettle, toaster.

1 x double bed, armchair and hanging space

1 x ensuite shower with toilet

Kitchenette with dining table seating up to 2 guests, stove, 2 seater couch & armchair.

Private use of a garden area with outdoor seating.

Direct access to the sea. (sea marked footpath on photo)

The owner lives on site however will respect guests privacy.

Well stocked garden.

Local Info


Three small supermarkets.   Petrol station
Post Office with several AIB services.   ATM machine
Excellent health centre open Monday to Friday with emergency service at weekends. Pharmacy.
Muighinis Beach is a half hour walk away
Catholic Church
GAA football pitch
Garda station
Popular pubs: Tigh Mhaeic (Macs Bar) offering food and music sessions; Tigh Mhóráin.
Festivals of Sean Nós (Old Style) singing and instrumental music.
Every Saturday bilingual coffee morning at Carna Bay Hotel. All welcome.
Ionad Cuimneacháin na nImirceach (Centre to Commemorate Emigrants  –  houses exhibitions and archival material telling the story of the Irish emigrant; staff can help locate relatives and family ancestral homes).


Several large and small sandy beaches within a 15 minute drive.
Marked walks and seasonal guided walks.
Roundstone and Clifden towns are a half hour drive away.
Féile Mhic Dara 16 July (feast day of local 6th Century Saint Mac Dara): local fishermen ferry people out to Mac Dara’s Island from Cárna for Mass and celebration.
At Mace Head, Cárna: purest air in northern hemisphere as monitored by University College Galway atmospheric research station.


Carna is a small coastal area in south Connemara which is in the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area of Connemara. Carna is a small area, but it has a large enough influence on the surrounding areas in Connemara as it contains a Garda Síochána station, a Health Centre including a Rapid Response Ambulance and it also houses an Irish Coastguard lifeboat. Carna is located close to the village of Cill Chiarain and they share the peninsula locally called Iorras Aithneach.

There are 4 shops and 3 pubs located in Cana Village. A bus is also based in Carna that brings passengers between Carna and Galway City picking up passengers along the N59.

There are several beautiful white sandy beaches to be found in the Carna area. Mynish, Moyrus, Callowfeenish & Feenish Island are lovely, quite and secluded beaches where you will find some of the most breath taking sea views in Connemara

There are plenty of delightful local walks in the Connemara where you can discover the local beaches, bog lands, flora and fauna and take some excellent holiday snaps!

Carna is a 40 minute drive from the famous Connemara Golf links course in Ballyconneely. Barna golf course is approx 68 km away from Carna Village (about an hour drive). Oughterard Golf Course is approx 52 Km away (50 minute drive). There is also a picturesque Pitch and Putt course approx a 15 minute drive away.

Avid Fisher? There is numerous spots along the Carna Coastline where you can go shore angling.


The small seaside village of Spiddal, on the Irish Coast, overlooks Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and is a very popular destination for visitors. There are numerous restaurants and pubs, two beaches and a lovely coastal golf course it has something to suit all tastes. Located close to Shannagarraun Wood, a Special Area of Conservation, Spiddal provides lovely places to walk and explore. Try sea fishing off the pier, take a walk down Tra na mBan Blue Flag sandy beach or indulge in a round of golf at Rosshill Golf Course. Only 12 miles to the east lies Galway City, where you can discover some of Ireland’s long and varied history; visit Lynch’s Castle, or trace the origin of the famous Claddagh Ring, which originated in a village near the shore of Galway Bay.

Spiddal has the best of both worlds as it close to both Connemara and Galway City (19km) so it is the ideal location if you want to tour the rugged landscape of Connemara but want to be close to Galway City for shopping and its nightlife. Taxis cost €25 one way from Spiddal to Galway with Galway Taxis (091-561111). Bus Eireann has 2 bus routes that run throughout the day between Galway City & Spiddal

Things to do in Spiddal:

Standun Spiddal: Standún is a unique family run store with a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children’s clothing, Irish and International gifts and home ware and a cafe with home baking.

Spiddal Craft & Design studios: is a small complex of craft workshops with stunning views of Co Clare; where traditional craft demonstrations take place. Crafts include Hand weaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screen printing, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. It also has an onsite cafe, An Builin Blasta.

Beaches: Spiddal has 2 beaches. One is a blue flag beach called Tra na mBan and the other is situated behind the pier and is suitable for fishing

Galway Bay Fishing: Boat Hire and Deep Sea Fishing excursions of the coast of Spiddal. Fish for shark, cod, ling, pollock or ray, as well as other species, on the Maighdean Mara. Call Kevin McGabhann on 086-8547890

O’Neachtain Tours: Based in Spiddal, O’Neachtain Tours are a touring company which will show you some of the most scenic views in the West of Ireland. For more information please call 091-553188

Island Hopping: Why not take a day trip to the Aran Islands? Rossaveel is only a 20 minute drive (19kms) from Spiddal. There are various trips between Rossaveel harbour and the islands throughout the day. Click on the following link for more details on ferry times an prices:

Barna Golf Club: For any of you avid golfers; Barna Golf Club is only 14kms from Spiddal. Caddy hire available. Dress code is neat & casual. Full canteen facilities available with full bar menu and restaurant. Call 353 (0)91 592677 for more information

Letter More:

Lettermore (Leitir Moir) is a lovely Gaeltacht area in South Connemara and is joined to the Connemara main land by a bridge. The Lettermore-Lettermullen Peninsula is actually a series of small islands which are linked together by the R374 roadway.

The area name derives from the Irish Leitir Móir meaning great rough hillside. The main spoken language in Lettermore is Irish. Lettermore Village has a welcoming pub and local convenience store

Lettermore boasts a contrasting landscape of rugged coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is an area where the traditions and culture of the Gaeltacht are very much alive

The Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in Lettermore. This 9 hole golf course is a golfers dream! After a game why not relax in Ireland only thatched golf club house?

There are plenty of lovely walking trails in and around Lettermore with stunning scenery so don’t forget to take your camera!

Lettermore is 48 Km from Galway city. There is a daily Bus Eireann service from Galway to Lettermullen. Lettermore is approx a 1 hour drive from Clifden town centre.

Other nearby areas to visit is Kilkieran, Roundstone, Carraroe and Rossaveal, where you can take a ferry to the Aran Islands. All these routes take you along stunning coastal roads.



“We were very impressed with the seaside cottage. It had everything you’d need in a beautiful setting and the hosts were lovely, helpful and friendly. We highly recommend!” – Lyn May 2023

“We had a wonderful stay in the log cabin despite the weather. It was such a quirky place to stay and we felt quite privileged. The cabin is tiny but manageable and the log fire keeps the whole place warm even in gales and storms!! The local pub was friendly and warm and serves excellent food and is less than ten minutes walk away. The Mweenish islands have beautiful sandy beaches and the first one is 2.2 miles and is a pleasant walk. The views are stunning and on rainy days the drive around the coastal roads are well maintained and quiet.”- Jean April 2023

“The cottage has a great location directly on the sea with a beautiful view. The hosts are so kind and helpful. They make your stay as pleasant as possible. All in all a wonderful place for the vacations.”-Felix August 2022

“A cosy cabin in an idyllic location, with a path to the shore (if you choose to swim there) and only 5-6km from several beautiful sandy beaches.The welcome is warm, the surrounding land with granite, gorse, heather and native plants is sensitively managed. Plenty of towels and an interesting book shelf, all in the most private setting, and within walking distance of shops and pubs. One couldn’t ask for better” -Mary August 2022

“The cottage has a great location directly on the sea with a beautiful view. The hosts are so kind and helpful. They make your stay as pleasant as possible. All in all a wonderful place for the vacations.” –Felix August 2022

“What a lovely location, gifts of home grown fruit and vegetables and wine. An ultimate place to relax and unwind. Mary and Peter where absolutely wonderful hosts. A truly magical place, well recommended ” – Ann-Marie August 2022

Wonderful stay in an idyllic log cabin in the heart of Connemara.  We stayed in the log cabin for 3 nights and wished we could stay forever.  It is a beautiful retreat right on the Carna coastline, next to the house of the amazing hosts, Mary and Peter.  They are a gorgeous couple, always on hand to help in any way, but never in the least bit intrusive.  The cabin has a distinctively quaint charm and is just perfect for a couple who are looking for a quiet break away from it all.  Though relatively small, the cabin itself is really well designed and everything needed for a short break is provided – fridge, hob, cooker, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, cutlery, towels etc. etc.  There was constant hot water (a small tank capacity but we easily managed with a little pre-planning), a very good shower and a most comfortable double bed.  Private transport is highly recommended though not essential, as the cabin is located about 1km from Carna village.  There is a good grocery shop and filling station in the village, as well as a couple of dining and drinking options.  We drove to Clifden (40 minutes), Roundstone (30 minutes) and Galway (90 minutes) for out dinners but we were mostly happy to just relax in our private garden behind the cabin, or ramble down to the rocky coast to soak in the still and wonderful atmosphere, and watch and listen to the wonderful wildlife.  The views are stunning and the silence and calmness were so special.  Swimming amongst the rocks is probably not a good idea but we swam in some great beaches nearby – Mweenish and Muiris are just a few minutes drive away and the magnificent Dog’s Bay is about a 30 minute drive.  It was an absolute pleasure to stay in Peter and Mary’s log cabin and we will be back again.  Thank you so much.”  Wallace and Martin July 2022



Strictly no pets

All inclusive

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

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

There is a €100 cash security deposit payable upon arrival, this is refundable on departure as long as there are no breakages or damages to the property.

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All inclusive

All one floor

Along the Wild Atlantic Way

Amazing Sea Views

Close to shop pubs & restaurants

Directly across from Beach

Fabulous walks

Free internet

Free Parking

Hair Dryer

Lovely peaceful area


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