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Muighinis Cottage (Mweenish)

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



Our Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Come away and rest awhile to this beautiful cottage overlooking the sea in Muighinis, Carna, Connemara, Co. Galway. Situated on the waters edge of Muighinis Island on a quiet road in an absolutely delightful setting only a couple of minutes walk away from sandy beaches and a short drive to Carna Village, with pubs and restaurants.
Muighinis Cottage is an attractively designed newly renovated country cottage. It is stylishly decorated with spectacular views overlooking land and sea. The cottage is set on an island called Muighinis which is linked by a bridge to the mainland. Approx 4km is Carna Village set on the shores of Galway Bay, the heart of the Gaeltacht ( Irish speaking area) about 50 km west of Galway city. Carna is a small village well known for its traditional music and sean-nós singing. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park only 50 mins drive from this property. An ideal location from which to explore this vast area of rocky hills, lakes, islands and endless shorelines with fine sandy beaches. Clifden town, Connemara’s capital is only 40 mins drive from Muighinis Cottage.
An ideal holiday resort on the waters edge, a place of calm and serenity from which to enjoy your favourite pastime … walking, reading, cycling, fishing, swimming, painting, photography.
Muighinis island is known for its rugged beauty.
Muighinis Cottage is the perfect setting in which to relax and unwind, a place to revive body and soul. You are welcomed into a warm cosy open plan reception / dining room with an open fireplace, dining table seating for up to 6 guests. Doors open out onto a garden area with lovely country views, perfect setting for entertaining.

This property is a delight for families or those who want a quiet get away from the stresses and pressures of life. Boat trips can be arranged to explore the various secluded islands such as Omey, High Island, Inistourbet and Oileán Mhic Dara, with their white sandy beaches and local wildlife. Pure pockets of beauty where time stands still !


Ground floor:

Front door leading into an open plan reception room with open fireplace, comfy couches, window overlooking the sea, dining table & chairs with patio doors leading a patio and large garden area.

Door to separate WC

Door leading to large kitchen with fully fitted kitchen units, ample cupboard space, dishwasher, electric oven & hob. Large fridge/freezer, Dining table seating 6. Double doors leading to the side of the property.

Utility room with washing machine & separate dryer. Clothes line outside. Ideal area for wet/fishing gear or kids buggy.

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom, window overlooking the sea. Patio doors leading to the side of the house. Free standing wardrobe. Ensuite shower room.

Stairs from the reception area leading to first floor:

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with window to the side of the property. Stunning views

Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom

Large car park to the front of the house.

Strictly no smoking / parties / no pets.

There is no internet service at this cottage however in Carna village you will find restaurants and bars with free wifi.

Local Info


Lying at the head of the beautiful Cashel Bay the townland derives its name from the ring fort or Cashel which surrounds the present day graveyard. Cashel Hill stands majestic at the top of the bay. It is worth taking a walk up this hill. From the summit one can behold some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding area. There is also a megalithic tomb. Hundreds of lakes lie amid the bogs, the Twelve Bens and Maamturks to the north and the sandy coves and glistening seaweed of the waters of Bertraghboy Bay.

There is golf and pitch and putt, both on magnificent links courses and stunning inland locations. Fishing on rivers lakes and the sea, could reward you with salmon, trout, cod, ling and even tuna. Our quiet minor roads are perfect for cycling.

Horse riding and pony trekking


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

An Spidéal:

The small seaside village of An Spidéal, 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, An Spidéal 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.

An Spidéal 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 An Spidéal to Galway with Galway Taxis (091-561111). Bus Eireann has 2 bus routes that run throughout the day between Galway City & An Spidéal.

Things to do in An Spidéal:

Standun An Spidéal: 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: An Spidéal 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 An Spidéal. 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 An Spidéal, 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

Leitir Móir:

Lettermore (Leitir Móir) is a lovely Gaeltacht area in South Connemara and is joined to the Connemara main land by a bridge. The Leitir Móir-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 Leitir Móir is Irish. Lettermore Village has a welcoming pub and local convenience store

Leitir Móir 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 Leitir Móir . 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 Leitir Móir with stunning scenery so don’t forget to take your camera!

Leitir Móir is 48 Km from Galway city. There is a daily Bus Eireann service from Galway to Leitir Móir. Leitir Móir 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.



“Une belle maison propre et confortable jouissant d’un bel emplacement géographique
C’est une belle maison. Située sur une presqu’île, on peut accéder à plusieurs plages via de petites promenades (1 à 2km). La vue sur la mer est très agréable. On peut profiter de l’effet de la marée et marcher sur du sable car la mer se retire assez loin. Le calme. Une couverture du réseau téléphonique présente. La facilité pour se garer.”-Pierre August 2019

“Perfect for enjoying the Connemara National Park and the tranquility of the west of Ireland-even with children. Very comfortable and lovingly furnished. Everything there, what you need. View of the bay from the dining table and 900, to the beautiful beach. Large garden at the house”- Marcus July 2019


Linen, towels & utilities inclusive in the rental rate

Please note that a €100 security deposit is required before your arrival and can be paid via PayPal. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure.

Check-in time is strictly from 5pm onwards (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

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

Please note there is NO WIFI  in this property

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All inclusive

All mod-cons

Beautifully furnished - very stylish

Close to beaches

Cosy sitting room with stove


Fabulous walks

Family Bathroom

Fully equipped Kitchen

Garden Furniture

Has TV

Large fridge/freezer

Lots of natural light

Patio area ideal for eating Al Fresco

Sea views

Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer

Family Friendly

Late Availability

Short Breaks

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