O Gradys Beach House is a large, comfortable, modern family home directly overlooking the Blue Flag Beach. Providing a wonderful base from which to explore, not just Clare Island but the Clew Bay hinterland, Westport and Connemara.
A relaxed 5 minute walk from the ferry pier by Granuaile’s Castle will take you to the entrance door of this ideally located property. The facility rich home accommodates 17 and is set over two floors.
Located a stones throw from our sandy beach, the property has the original stone incorporated into the face of the house which in itself holds lots of history from over the generations. Established in May 2006 we offer six luxury en-suite rooms and a spacious dining area and views that will take your breath away.
Ground Floor: The entrance hall leads to an expansive reception area with an impressive, sweeping staircase.
To the right is a comfortable, generously furnished sitting room with solid fuel stove and wide screen TV.
The dining room seats up to 17 and has wonderful views overlooking the beach and anchorage. Adjoining the dining room is a commercially equipped stainless steel kitchen. A comprehensive array of equipment and tableware is provided.
The utility room houses the full range of laundry and storage services.
A main bathroom with baby changing unit and electric shower is located beside a wheelchair accessible double en-suite bedroom.
Upstairs: The upstairs landing has open space and seating for reading/relaxing.
There are five en-suite bedrooms, each with a king size and a single bed. The rooms are fully equipped, each with flat screen TV, hair dryer and ample storage space.
Grounds: To the front overlooking the beach is an elevated patio with tables and seating for 17 and to the side is a storage area for bicycles, beach equipment etc.
There is a seating area out the front overlooking the beach with two large beaches seating up to 10 people each. There is a BBQ available which is charcoal but please note the charcoal is not supplied but can be bought locally.
Clare Island guards the entrance to Clew Bay like a giant sleeping whale. Its 5000 scenic acers resonate a rich history and heritage dating to 3000BC. In his Foreward to the recently published Clare Island by John Feehan,
Michael Viney said “Few places on Earth, and none elsewhere in Ireland, have yielded such a concentrated inventory of knowledge about the natural world”
Clare Island is reached by Ferry (20 mins) from Roonagh Pier, which is no more than a 30 minute drive from Westport or Leeenane (Connemara).
Looking for adventure? Leenane is the place for you! Here you can participate in the following activities:
– Take a cruise along Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord!
– Learn how to dive at Scuba Dive West
– Spend the day at The Killary Adventure Centre! Activities on offer include rock climbing, abseiling, hill walking, bungee jumps, orienteering, archery, kayaking, sailing, wind-surfing and water-skiing
Leenane is also home to some very lovely pubs and eateries. Here you can also visit the Killary Sheep Farm!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
“I’ve just returned from a weeks stay at O’Grady’s house on Clare Island. The house is perfectly located. It has everything you could want and more. The owner Helen is a lovely very helpful ,person who is always a text message away should you need anything. I rate this house 5 out of 5 for everything. The house was spotless when we arrived. The beds are so comfortable as well as a lovely big cosy relaxing sitting room. The views from the dining room are breathtaking. I couldn’t fault this house if I tried.”-Fiona August 2020
Linen and Towels are provided
Collection of luggage from ferry available .
Please note that €300 security deposit is required upon arrival. 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.