Connemara, the Land of the Sea, where earth, rock and ocean intermix in one of Ireland's most extraordinary landscapes, and is now as ever a place of angling renown - you're very quickly into the high ground and moorland which sweep up to the Twelve Bens and other splendid peaks, wonderful mountains which enthusiasts would claim as the most beautiful in all Ireland. Beyond, to the south, the Aran Islands are a place apart.
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Aran Islands, Co. Galway
B&B / Café / Restaurant
A short jump from Inis Mor, this interesting island is the most traditional of the group - very few cars, wonderful walks, and some people still wearing traditional clothes; by contrast the Inis Meain Knitting Co. factory and showroom offers great barg ... more...
Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Arriving on Inis Meain in the Aran Islands by boat, you will see Tigh Congaile on the hill above the original harbour. It is a lovely pale primrose painted, green-silled house with a perfectly manicured lawn surrounding it, and it’s just a 3-minu ... more...
Ballyconneely, Co. Galway
Built in 1862 as a small fishing lodge, Nicholas Tinne’s magically located house is situated halfway between Roundstone and the 18-hole links golf course at Ballyconneely, in a Special Area of Conservation.
It has been in the Tinne family for ov ... more...
Cashel, Co. Galway
Country House / Hotel / Restaurant
Kay and the late Dermot McEvilly were among the pioneers of the Irish country house movement when they opened Cashel House as a hotel in 1968. The following year General and Madame de Gaulle chose to stay for two weeks, an historic visit of which the ... more...
Clifden, Co. Galway
In a lovely location - right on the harbour, with pretty water views when the tide is in - The Quay House is the oldest building in Clifden and was built around 1820.
Since then it has had a surprisingly varied usage: it was originally the harbourmast ... more...
Sheila Griffin’s attractive house in Clifden was built in 1825, using local quarried stone. Major renovations undertaken over the last few years have retained its character while adding modern comforts, allowing her to offer stylish and comfortab ... more...
Headford, Co. Galway
Situated about 15 minutes drive north of Galway city in the heart of hunting and fishing country, Lisdonagh House enjoys beautiful views overlooking Lake Hackett.
Although the exterior maintenance and garden are sometimes less than pristine, it is a l ... more...
Inishbofin, Co. Galway
Hotel / Restaurant
Having run The Dolphin Restaurant here since 2000 there was delight all round when brother and sister, Pat and Cathy Coyne, developed as a small hotel in 2006.
Set in landscaped grounds, it has proved a wonderful addition to this beautiful unspoilt is ... more...
Leenane, Co. Galway
One of Ireland’s most famous sporting lodges, Delphi Lodge was built in the early 19th-century by the Marquis of Sligo, and is magnificently located in an unspoilt valley, surrounded by the region’s highest mountains (with the high rainfall ... more...
Letterfrack, Co. Galway
This lovely, graciously proportioned, pink-washed Regency house looks out over a tidal inlet through gardens planted with rare shrubs and plants. Although the area also offers plenty of energetic pursuits, there is a deep sense of peace at Rosleague ... more...