Restored 200 Year Old Church

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Private room in religious building hosted by Chris

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 private bath
Fast wifi
At 134 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
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Bookeen Hall is a 200 year old church about 20 minutes from Galway City and within easy reach of the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Connemara.

We offer a private room (with a king size bed and a single bed) with a private bathroom. For larger groups we can make a second room available (with a king size bed), so can accommodate up to 5. We live here with our two dogs and look forward to meeting you!

We recommend having a rental car. The nearest train station is 8 miles away in Athenry!

The space
A protected building and national monument, Bookeen Hall is a former Church of Ireland Chapel built in 1820. Part of the Dunsandle estate, the church was used for services by the estate’s Church of Ireland congregation. Built in stone, the rectangular hall with its large gothic windows and solid bell-tower can be seen across fields and woodland, making it a distinctive and well known local landmark.

It was deconsecrated in 1920 and 200 years after it was built it was given a new lease of life and converted into a two bedroom home.

Inside the interiors are bright, open and contemporary. The church is comprised of a large open plan living/dining room and two bedrooms. The guest bedroom available to visitors has access to its own bell tower/reading room with great views of the surrounding countryside and private bathroom complete with claw-foot bathtub. The guest room has a king size bed and a single bed and can accommodate three people.

Bookeen Hall is situated on the edge of Dunsandle wood which has some great walking and running routes, which your hosts, both keen runners, would be happy to show you. Quiet and peaceful, it is surrounded by woodland, and fields full of cattle and sheep.

Easily accessible by car, Bookeen Hall is just 2 mins from the Dublin / Galway motorway (Dublin airport is 2 hours away); about 1 hour from Shannon airport; a 20 min drive from beautiful Galway city; and located just a 10 min drive from the neighbouring towns of Athenry and Loughrea, both of which have a good selection of cafes, restaurants, and bars, and good public transport links. The church is ideally located for day trips to Connemara and the Cliffs of Moher and Burren region.

Enjoy our home baking with tea/coffee when you arrive and a continental breakfast each morning. We are happy to cater for all dietary requirements but please let us know any allergies or preferences in advance.

What to expect: a restored church – with a light, bright and homey feel to it. It’s also home to dogs called Birdy and Piglet who can’t wait to meet you!

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What this place offers

Fast wifi – 134 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer
Dryer
Bathtub
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Athenry, Galway, Ireland

Hosted by Chris

  1. Joined in May 2013
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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