River's edge in city centre

House - Private room · Corrib Terrace, Galway, Galway, Ireland

Our house, in an old neighbourhood surrounded by nature, lies in the heart of the city, with the Townhall Theatre around the corner and within sight of the Salmon Weir. Ideal location for exploring Galway's shops, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, also the University campus, NUIGalway and Black Box Theatre.

The Space

This location is also an ideal starting point for a riverside walk all the way to the famous Salthill Promenade.
The room is a bright double room with an original cast iron fireplace, overlooking a small park. Character and charm, with comfort and a great location.

Guest Access

Facilities include wifi, street parking, cooking facilities (vegetarian kitchen only). Help yourself to tea/coffee, cereal, bread, fruit etc. In the evening if you wish to stay in, you can warm up by the turf stove. The bathroom is shared (by no more then 2 others). There is a wide range of books and magazines for you to enjoy.

Interaction with Guests

I am happy to tell you some local history of our beautiful city and the river. Galway has some wonderful restaurants such as Ard Bia at Nimmos and Kai Café within easy walking distance, while Tigh Neachtins and The Beirhaus are great for a pint. The Galway Market beside St Nicholas Church is worth a ramble through on Saturdays.

The Neighborhood

Woodquay on the banks of the river Corrib, is a '5 minutes walk from everything!'

Getting around

The house is 7 minute walk from the bus and train stations.
We have on-street parking 'visitor parking discs' cost €2 per day.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $17 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $356 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • We had a lovely time in Galway. Sheila is a great host - she is very easy and she really takes care of you. The house is beautiful and only 5 mins away form the center. We can only recommend to stay with her!

    April 2014
  • Sheila was a great hostess. We had scones and coffee waiting for us every morning. The room was very clean and comfortable. I'm allergic to cats and even though Sheila has a cat, I never felt my allergies start up. That speaks to how clean she keeps the place. And the location could not have been better. Highly recommended.

    April 2014
  • Shelia was great, and so was the room. Very helpful, informative. Would definitely stay with her again in Galway... Thanks Shelia!!

    March 2014
  • Sheila and her lovely house was one of out favorites stays in Ireland. You definitely get the feeling of living more like a local when you stay with her. Her place is very cozy and welcoming. She has two lovely cats who roam about that are sweet as can be and add to the charm of her place. Every evening she has a fire going in the front room and every morning we had fresh squeezed orange juice. The place was very clean and the bed was super cozy! Sheila was fast to communicate with us prior to booking and gave us plenty of tips on what to do and see while staying in Galway. The next time we come back, we will definitely be staying with her again!

    March 2014
  • Without any exaggeration, I can definitely say that living in a Sheila house was one of the most enjoyable moments of our stay in Ireland. It's hard to explain, but in this place I want to go back. If I ever again find myself in Galway, I will necessarily look into the windows of this wonderful house and try to book the room again.
    Sheila was a great hostess. Right at the doorstep, we felt the care and attention to us when we arrived. We had a very pleasant conversation over breakfasts. It was very interesting to hear about the local life and generally about everything. Sheila is very agreeable companion. She advised us an excellent tour of the Aran Islands and shown on the map the most interesting places in Galway.
    Sheila also made us fresh squeezed orange juice each morning.
    The place was very clean and the bed was really cozy! It was very nice to relax after a day full of impressions.
    Two wonderful cats live in the house. For us it was a big plus, we love cats.
    Everything was great! Thank you Sheila!
    I definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Galway.

    March 2014
  • Staying with Sheila was wonderful. Her home was beautiful and very well located. I really enjoyed our conversations over breakfast and she had a lot of great advice for seeing the city. On my final morning she even gave me a ride to the bus station which I greatly appreciated as I was at the tail end of my time abroad and had a lot of luggage. I loved my time staying with Sheila and would certainly stay with her again, I recommend her to anyone looking to stay in Galway.

    March 2014
  • Sheila is the best host you can have, she and her daughter made us feel like we where in our own house, helping us to find the best restaurants and the best things to visit! The house is very well located and very nice and clean! We really hope to see you again! Thanks for everything !!

    March 2014
  • Sheila was a brilliant host, lovely to chat to and very helpful with directing us to great places around Galway. She even made us pancakes on arrival, as it was Shrove Tuesday! House very cosy and comfortable too. Highly recommend staying here.

    March 2014
  • Elegir pasar mi estancia de 3 semanas en Galway con Sheila ha sido un gran acierto. Perfectamente ubicada a medio camino entre la universidad y el centro de la ciudad, Sheila ofrece una vivienda llena de carácter que pronto se convierte en un hogar. Amable y entusiasta no duda en darte las mejores indicaciones para disfrutar de esta hermosa ciudad...incluso en febrero!Gracias por todo!

    To choose spending my 3 week stay with Sheila was such a great option!Perfectly located house halfway between the university and the city center, Sheila offers a character vintage house that soon becomes a home. Friendly and enthusiasticshe gave me the best indications to enjoy this beautiful city ... even in February! Thank you for everything! I really look forwad to meet you again in December.

    February 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying at Sheila's house. I would even go so far as to say that it is one of our best ever experiences staying in a B&B in Ireland, definitely our best airbnb experience thus far. Sheila is a very accomodating and understanding host, we had ample use of the kitchen and sitting room and when our one year old decided that 5 am was party time she wasn't at all phased. The house itself is an old school Galway dwelling with lots of character - a nice alternative to generic b&b's and hotels. Location wise it is hard to beat for anyone who want's to see the town on foot. Would definitely stay here again when coming through Galway. Thanks Sheila for a wonderful stay.

    December 2013
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Hi, I’m Sheila and I was born in this house, built by my great grandfather in 1887. Though I have a degree in Textile Design and teach art, my passion is ecology/environment. I am co-founder of Green Sod Ireland, working to protect Irish ecosystems and that’s where I’m in my element! I am vegetarian, an animal lover and though I’ve always had dogs I how have two rescued cats. In 1987, myself and my sister bought, restored and now maintain a small Joycean museum: The Nora Barnacle House in Galway city, just a short distance from my home. I love the Visual Arts, reading and good food…… I’m easy-going and enjoy meeting new people, so looking forward to welcoming you to Galway. It’s a lovely city, more like a small town, full of culture and craic.
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