A warm welcome awaits you in this beautifully restored, modern and extremely stylish home where one can relax unwind and enjoy the high levels of comfort and convenience that Dun Loughan has to offer. 360 degree panoramic countryside views of the 12 Bens, the Atlantic Ocean along the Wild Atlantic Way. Whether you are planning a golfers weekend, romantic getaway, or some place in which to celebrate a special occasion or a secret retreat in which to complete a book or other project Paddy’s Cottage is the perfect hideaway for you.
Two single storey cottages situated in a very quiet and secluded area, only 2.9km from the Connemara Championship Golf Course, Aillebrack beach and Dun Loughan beach-a surfers delight. Panoramic views of the 12 Ben Mountains and countryside.
Both cottages are finished to the highest standard. The main living areas ooze natural light streaming in from the windows, patio doors and Velux skylights. The sitting room area in the white cottage has a large comfy sofa and two matching armchairs, flat screen Smart TV with Netflix and an open fireplace.
The dining area has another sofa with the large dining table comfortably seating up to 8 guests-the perfect place to relax and soak up the stunning countryside & sea views. There are double doors leading out onto the large patio area with BBQ, table & chairs, perfect for dining Al fresco or enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunset.. From the dining room is an open plan fully fitted kitchen which with all mod cons, including electric cooker, American Style Fridge/freezer, microwave oven and coffee machine.
Accommodation information: Accommodation is spread over two properties.
Stone Cottage: 1 Double bedroom, 1 bathroom, open plan sitting room / kitchen / dining area, outdoor patio.
White Cottage: 1 Double bedroom, 1 en-suite shower room, 1 quad bedroom (4 single beds), 1 bathroom, large open plan kitchen / dining / sitting room, large outdoor patio with BBQ and seating.
Access to the bedrooms is from the hallway which leads out from the living room. Both bedrooms have wooden floors, large mirrors, chest of drawers and TV and desk. en-suite bathrooms.
There are four single beds in the quad room and en-suite bathrooms.
The master bedroom has french doors leading out onto the patio. Watch the sunrise from your bed!
There is also a WC in the hallway.
Ballyconneely village has 2 shops, a post office, pub/restaurant, 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:
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 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!
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!
A must visit is the ruins of the old D’Arcy mansion, Clifden Castle. Along the Sky Road is a gateway leading to the castle. Once a Gothic Mansion, the D’Arcy’s lived here until 1850 when the estate was sold to the Eyre Family who lived here at intervals until the castle fell into ruin in the early 20th century.
There are many fine festivals to enjoy throughout the year in Connemara. Most full of music, dance, fun, laughter, activities and games for the young and the young-at-heart. The most well known and oldest of all is the Clifden Community Arts Festival which offers a superb range of poetry readings, lectures, recitals, traditional music, concerts and comedy
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE
A stylish home with spectacular views. We stayed at Paddy Carroll’s for 2 weeks in August and couldn’t have asked for a more comfortable spot for our holiday. Plenty of space, we’ll equipped, clean and, oh wow, those views! We enjoyed strolls to the nearby beach followed by spectacular sunsets from the comfort of the patio. We also had excellent support from the local team to make sure we had everything we needed. Would definitely come again.-Kristen September 2020
We had a lovely time at Paddy Carroll’s cottage — it is a magical spot deep in the heart of Ballyconneely. Melva was very helpful and the cottage was spotless. Many thanks for a great stay!- Justin July 2020
Wonderful Peaceful Getaway – Great property, with everything you need provided for. Two separate cottages enabled privacy. Lovely outdoor area. Within walking distance to the beach.- Sean Jul 2019
Linen & Towels are included in the rental rate.
Please note that €250 security deposit is required upon arrival which will be refunded in full as long as there are no breakages or damage to the property on day of 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 10am on day of departure.
Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.