Tigh Mhartin is a three bedroom bungalow situated in Screebe in the heart of Connemara with beautiful sea & mountain views. It is very peaceful with all amenities close by.
Tigh Mhartin has beautiful scenic walks nearby with Screebe House hunting/fishing lodge, bar and restaurant only a 5 minute walk. Peacocks Hotel & petrol station is 9km, and the Aran Islands Ferry is only 15 km drive.
Connemara Pearse’s Cottage is only 5km – This is a new visitor centre in Ros Muc in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht that tells the story of Padraig Pearse, and brings visitors on a journey of discovery through the language, culture and landscape of this stunning part of south Connemara. You will see Teach an Phiarsaigh, the cottage where Padraig Pearse, writer, educator and leader of the 1916 Rising, spent his summers and explore Pearse’s historical and cultural legacy. Take a walk through the bog & learn about contemporary life in Connemara, and how the Irish language, Gaelic sports and traditional music are part of everyday life. Well worth a visit.
This holiday home is a perfect base for touring all that Connemara has to offer along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The bungalow consists of 2 double rooms, 1 single room and 1 full bathroom.
Entrance hall leads to:
Sitting room with couches 3 x 2 x 1 seaters , open fireplace, TV and 2 windows with beautiful lake & mountain views. Wooden floors.
Master bedroom with window to the back of the house with land views, chest of drawers. Wooden floors.
Double bedroom with window overlooking the front of the house with lake & mountain views. Wooden floors, chest of drawers & fitted wardrobe.
Single bedroom with window overlooking the front with lake & mountain views, wooden floor, fitted wardrobes.
Large fitted kitchen with dining area. Bright and spacious room with 2 windows allowing ample natural light and beautiful scenic views. The kitchen houses a small fridge & separate freezer, electric oven & gas hob, toaster, kettle, microwave (please note no dishwasher). Dining table seating up to 6 guests
Family bathroom with bath, sink & wc. Separate shower unit.
There is a large garage housing a separate washing machine & drier. This area is ideal for storing wet equipment such as dinghies, golf clubs etc.
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 Carna 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
Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery is a must visit if you are passing the village where you will find a wide range of knit wear, rare books, antiques, handmade jewellery and original gifts. Afterwards, why not pop into Paddy Feisti’s and enjoy a hearty hot lunch!
Have a car why not take a trip through the Inagh Valley where you will be captivated by all the beautiful lake and mountain scenery. Lough Inagh Lodge is a perfect place to stop for lunch or dinner and take in all the stunning scenery. Once you pass through the valley, you can take a left towards Kylemore Abbey and the Connemara National Park or a right which will bring you towards the village of Leenane and then on to Westport town, a truly lovely place to take a day trip!
Or why not take a trip to the Ballinahinch Estate and have a ramble around its lovely grounds and a bite to eat in the lodge. From here you can drive towards Roundstone, Ballyconneely and then to Clifden town making the journey a loop along the N59 back to Recess.
Don’t forget to stop at Derryclare Lough and take a snap of one of the most photographed areas in Connemara!
Oughterard Village is a small but bustling town made up of shops, restaurants, pubs and a public library. At the weekends the night life is busy and there are some fine eateries where you can enjoy a nice meal. Galway is approx a 20 minute drive from Oughterard and can be reached via daily bus routes operated by Bus Eireann and City Link. Clifden is approx a 40 minute drive away and can also be accessed via the bus line.
Popular Tourist Attractions in Oughterard
Oughterard Golf Course – Measuring 5,964 meters par-70 with a standard scratch of 70 off the back tees. Oughterard is now a course of Championship standard, but tailored to the skills of all golfers.
Glengowla Mines, Oughterard – Buried beneath the Connemara Mountain lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!
Aughnanure Castle – Located 2 miles outside Oughterard town, Tours are given around this impressive 16th-century castle which is flanked by two branches of the Drimmeen River.
Derroura Mountain Bike Trail- Take a cycle along the 16Km trail which offers you some incredible mountain biking in some of the most spectacular scenery in Connemara
Corrib Princess Cruises: There are several choices of cruises departing Oughterard on a daily basis
Connemara Candles is a workshop and shop located just outside Oughterard town. You will often see the candles being made when you visit.
Fishing on the Corrib: Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland and is reputed to have 365 Islands. It is a vast lake of 44,000 acres and stretches some thirty-five miles in length from Maam in Connemara to Galway city where the river drains via the Corrib River through Galway City into Galway Bay. Lough Corrib is one of the best game fisheries in the world and it is a wonderful place to experience game angling. It is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach, and it also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean. The deepest part of Lough Corrib is 152 ft/47 meters, but its average depth is approximately 40ft/12meters. Fishing methods on the lake and its rivers include spinning, trolling, dapping and dry fly fishing and the season runs from March to September. The Lake Corrib is a wild brown trout fishery. Anglers flock from all over the world to fish on this great lake and especially during the famous mayfly fishing in early summer.
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
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NO WIFI / NO dishwasher
This property is strictly no pets / no smoking.
Utilities are charged at €5 per night.
Linen and towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Wooden cot and highchair available.
Check In is strictly from 4pm onwards
Check Out is strictly at 10am
Please note a security/damage deposit of €200 is required upon arrival. This will be fully refunded upon departure as long as their is no damage/spillage to the holiday home.
All one floor
Along the Wild Atlantic Way
Bay & Mountain Views
Close to Galway City
Close to shop pubs & restaurants
Close to Spiddal
Less than 5 mins walk to bar & restaurant
Peaceful & quiet area
Selection of books & Dvd's
Walk to pub (during summer season)
Walk to shop & Pub
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