No 6 Glynsk Cottage is a detached cottage situated a short distance from the quaint village of Cashel. Peaceful with breathtaking views, this lovely holiday home is the perfect base for exploring everything Connemara has to offer.
This property is pet friendly (2 well behaved dogs welcome) so bring your pooch! Fully enclosed garden offers peace of mind to those traveling with young children and pets
This property is walking distance to a restaurant and pub – no taxi required! Roundstone Village is only a short coastal drive away with it’s stunning beaches Gurteen and Dog’s Bay. Perfect accommodation for a couple, or friends wanting to get away from it all. It will appeal to those seeking peace, tranquillity & beautiful surroundings. Superb for holidaymakers who love walking, hiking or fishing. Nearby you will find Ballynahinch Castle with it’s wonderful gourmet cuisine, stunning walks, and fishing, Cashel House Hotel is worth a visit, take a stroll around the fabulous gardens, The Zetland Hotel, Johnny O’Loughlin’s Bar provides delicious bar food and hosts music nights. Cashel Hill stands majestic at the top of the bay, it is worth a visit. From the summit one can behold some of the most breathtaking views of the surrounding area, there is also a megalithic tomb.
Sitting room with open fire (starter pack provided) and flat screen tv with Free To Air channels and DVD player.
Dining area (seats 6) of the sitting room.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Downstairs shower room with toilet, sink and shower.
There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor:
Bedroom 1: Double room with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2: Double room
Bedroom 3: Double room
Bedroom 4: Twin room
Shower room with toilet, sink and shower
Fully enclosed garden
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
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: http://www.aranislandferries.com/index.php
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
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“Great location for exploring connemara -We stayed a week in the cottage and enjoyed it very much. Its a great location for exploring south Connemara. The local village, carna, has 2 small shop’s and a couple of pubs and small hotel. Because of covid we could only eat outside but the weather was good so that was fine. The area is a good fishing area so I’d really recommend any fish that’s available as it’ll be really fresh. The local beaches are fantastic as well. The cottage itself has decent sized 4 bedroom’s, 3 doubles and twin rooms. Wifi, PlayStation and a good selection of books provide nice options when there are kids around. Overall we enjoyed our time here and would recommend to anyone.” – Brendan July 2021
“Excellent find and we will be back – We really enjoyed our stay at 6 Glinsce Cottege. Really well equipped and superb location. Thoroughly recommend this property.” – Sean July 2021
“This was nice and quiet place, close to the beach, close if someone wants hiking.
House is big, clean, and having 3 bathrooms was big advantage for 8 people after hiking or swimming.” –Maria July 2021
” We were fortunate to be the first guests in this freshly updated “cottage” in Connemara. Don’t let the name cottage fool you, this is a full blown house with 4 bedroom and 3 bathrooms, a big living room and lovely little garden at the back. We were positively surprised when we arrived and it’s obvious that the new owners have updated the space with new wardrobes and some furnishings and probably much more. We received a lovely welcome email that also contained some tips for local beaches, shops and restaurants and managed to check out some of them. Overall we’d love to come back and further explore the surroundings. Thank you” – Michael Jun 2021
“Had an excellent week staying at No 6 Glynsk Cottage. Key pickup was very easy & owner very helpful in showing how heating worked etc. It was great to find a cottage where I could bring my little dog and have an enclosed garden she could run around in. Some lovely, empty wild beaches around this area, perfect for dog-walking too. I was really pleasantly surprised how good the broadband connection was in such a remote location – I was able to combine a holiday with a couple of days ‘remote’ working and the connection was superfast throughout, even for video conference calls. Also good to know the cottage is wheelchair accessible for passing on recommendations. I hope to make it back again some day!” –Kathryn September 2020
“Great cottage for anyone looking for a quiet break in lovely Connemara surroundings. Good base to explore the wider area. All the facilities you need in the house for a comfortable stay. . Suits couples and families. Great food in pub/restaurant just across the road. a great getaway”- Fionnuala July 2020
Utilities are included in the rental rate
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that €100 security deposit is required via Revolut 5 days prior to arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded within 5 days of departure. Details for this will be forwarded prior to arrival.
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 that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.
Ground Floor Bedrooms
Highchair & Travel cot provided
Stunning Countryside views
Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer