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Spiddal Cottage, Spiddal

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Spiddal Cottage, Spiddal

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This delightful 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 people, a perfect family getaway accommodation. Only a short walk to Spiddal Village and beach.

Description

This bright and airy 2 bedroom cottage makes a wonderful base for anyone wishing to tour the West, hill walking, fishing, golfing, horse riding as you are very centrally located.

Enjoy an evening BBQ on the small front/side lawn.   There is Free wifi & the cottage is pet friendly.

Spiddal is a charming village with many excellent bars and restaurants as well as wonderful scenic walks and beaches. Surrounded by lakes and mountains this is the ideal location for touring Connemara, Galway City, Aran Islands and the Clare coast.

This delightful 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 people, a perfect family getaway accommodation.  Only a short walk to Spiddal Village and beach.

Spiddal is a beautiful seaside village on the shores of Galway Bay, and part of An Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). Spiddal is one of the largest Irish speaking settlements in the Galway Gaeltacht.   It is the setting for the TG4 soap Ros na Rún (which is filmed in Irish)

Within a short distance drive is Rossaveal Pier where you can get a ferry across to the Aran Islands, Dun Aonghasa, is one of the Irelands most visited attractions, Inis Mor, Inis Meain & Inis Oirr on eof the smallest of the islands and is characterized by it’s distinctive charm – Highly recommended.

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

Layout

Reception /sitting room with couch and two chairs, open fireplace, large window to the front of the house, flat screen TV.

Kitchen: Fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer

Double bedroom with TV and window to the back of the house

Twin bedroom with window to the front of the house

Garden to the side.

 

Local Info

Cashel:

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:                                             

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

Spiddal:

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

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN AND AROUND THE CONNEMARA AREA, PLEASE BROWSE THE “THINGS TO DO” SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE

Testimonials

  • So Lovely!
This little cottage was lovely, so cozy. Patsy was equally a delight. She had everything I needed for a peat fire, which I loved every evening! The cottage is exceptionally clean and very comfortable. It was the perfect home base after my adventures in Connamara!
  • A little oasis away from the madness of the East Coast

We loved our stay at Spiddal Cottage.  Firstly, an exceptionally warm welcome from host Patsy Thornton.  The cottage is cosy, fully equipped, spacious with a warm turf fire to add to the atmosphere.  As this was a Christmas break for my husband and myself, we were pleasantly surprised at the trouble Patsy went to with decorating the cottage, a nice Christmas tree was all lit up on arrival.  We loved being so close to the sea ( Only 5 mins walk) and got to do some coastal walks.  Spiddal is a very special part of the world.  We came home totally refreshed and ready to ring in 2019.  Thank you Patsy, we will be back!                                                                                                                                Review Submitted: 28th Dec 2018 | Stayed: December 2018

  • Clean and Comfortable

The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The owner ensured a warm welcome on our arrival and the cottage proved to be in a great location about a 5 minute walk from the bus and local shops and pubs and a 10 minute walk from the beach and pier which were very pretty. There are some great local pubs often with live music. Galway is fairly close and accessible by bus and Connemara is on your doorstep. We would highly recommend a stay in the cottage.                                                                                                                                 Review Submitted: 7th May 2018 | Stayed: May 2018

  • Once again, did not disappoint.

This is the second time we stayed in Patsy’s cottage. We were made to feel very welcome and were well looked after. We stayed in December because we wanted​ go and visit Galway at Christmas and see the Christmas markets. The local town of Spiddal is a short walk and street lit for easy access to evening food, drinks or live music in Tigh Giblins. Looking forward to staying again.                                                                                                                                           Review Submitted: 15th Dec 2017 | Stayed: December 2017

  • I just keep going back!

This has become one of my favourite places in Spiddal and I just can’t stop myself from going back. I went out of my way to find a time when the cottage was not booked for this trip because I feel at home there. I have everything I need and I can easily walk to An Ceardlann Spiddal Craft Cottages where I get the most amazing gifts to take back home to Canada. Patsy is a delightful woman who goes above and beyond to make sure I have everything I need even when she is busy with other things. Her, or her family are always there if I need something. I also love the smell of the peat fire in the evenings while I make a lovely dinner in the well equipped kitchen. I highly recommend this place for people who are looking for a place to settle in and enjoy time exploring Connemara and the Aran Islands and have a nice place to make a lovely meal and get cosy by the fire at the end of a day adventuring on the Wild Atlantic West Coast.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Review Submitted 21st Sept 2017 | Stayed September 2017

  • I love this place!

Spiddal Cottage has become one of my favorite places to stay. It is centrally located for me to be able to drive around the west of Ireland, just a 15 minute drive from Galway City right on the coast. This year I went to Limerick and Clifden with my daughter. I also had the fun of showing my daughter the beautiful artisan shops of Ceardlann an Spidéil. We were able to make food in the well equipped kitchen and I even made bread. I have everything I need in the cottage which is perfect as I am traveling from the West coast of Canada and can only bring one suitcase. Our host Patsy is such a delight, giving information about the area and providing us with all the information we need to have a comfortable and pleasant holiday. I am quite sure I will be back. An Spidéal – áit iontach a bheith.                        Review Submitted: 19th Oct 2016 | Stayed: October 2016

 

Extras

Electricity and Oil is charged separate based on usage

Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.

Please note that €100 security deposit is required upon arrival.  As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure less the cost of utilities.

Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)

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

Free Wifi available at this property

Please note that most restaurants & cafes in the area have free internet access.

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Agent Yvonne Flaherty

  • Office : +353 95 22669

We have personally visited all of these holiday homes therefore we can guarantee they are to an excellent standard. The majority of homes are family friendly and to make your life easier we can supply a high chair and travel cot (upon request).
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