Restored 200 Year Old Church

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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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 dog 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.

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

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people $43 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking inside.


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

372 Reviews

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Sandra User Profile
September 2017
Chris is a very gracious and

Dan User Profile
September 2017
Great place very friendly and helpful hosts. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone traveling to Ireland.

Robbie User Profile
September 2017
Excellent B&B! Hosts are fantastic, friendly and extremely helpful! The breakfast is outstanding and the place incredibly welcoming! Would love to visit again!! A great location outside of Galway or for a final stay before driving back to Dublin!!

Kelly User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely wonderful experience! Such a beautiful and peaceful place. From the moment you arrive you feel like you are "home". Chris is a terrific host. Breakfast was DELICIOUS! I do have to admit, one of my favorite "extras" was meeting and getting to love up on their sweet dog. If you want a fantastic and perfect place ---look no further--you found it!

Andy User Profile
September 2017
If you are traveling to Ireland, make sure you stay here. The room is cozy, the breakfast is wonderful and the hosts are amazing. This was by far one of the best places we stayed while touring the country. If we ever travel to Ireland again, we will definitely book this again.

Kelsey User Profile
September 2017
What a lovely place to stay! This was our first night in Ireland and we were not disappointed. Lovely hosts, lovely home.

Amy User Profile
September 2017
The most perfect of escapes-- the church is gorgeous, the hosts incredibly accommodating, the room is beautiful, clean, and comfortable, and the bell tower is the icing on the cake. Our family of four (2 adults and 2 young children) loved our time there, so much so that our children never want to go home home... :)

Galway, IrelandJoined in May 2013
Chris User ProfileChris is a superhost.


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