Bright double room, overlooking a small park.Reading material for you to enjoy.
River's edge in city centre
River's edge in city centre

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

Our house, in an old neighbourhood surrounded by nature, lies in the heart of the city, beside the Townhall Theatre and Salmon Weir. Ideal location for exploring Galway's shops, pubs, restaurants, nightlife, waterways and University campus, NUIGalway


Extra people: $22 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

This location is also an ideal starting point for a riverside walk all the way to the famous Salthill Promenade.
Double bed in bright 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. 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.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Guests a welcome to use the kitchen. But it is a strict Vegetarian kitchen only.
No smoking in the house please.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

84 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
October 2016
Sheila and her sister Mary made me feel at home right away! It was a complete pleasure to meet them and have a great conversation over a cup of tea. I loved my corner room and the perfect location of the house , right on the river and a park, yet so close to Galway's busy city center. I felt safe there.

Julia User Profile
August 2016
Sheila was by far my favorite host during my stay in Ireland. She is incredibly warm hearted and kind. I would definitely recommend staying at her home. The location is very close to the Main Street and a very pretty walkway by the water!

Irene User Profile
July 2016
Dear Sheila, I enjoyed my days in your house verry much! My room, the lovely bathroom and the nice atmosphere was great. Thanks a lot for the taxidriver service at the stormy weather days.. I like to come back on my next irland trip. All the best Irene

Alyssa User Profile
July 2016
We loved our stay in Sheila's home! Her place was cozy and close to all the sites of Galway. Sheila laid out a tasty breakfast every morning, and her sister, Mary, came to take care of us when Sheila was on holiday. Both Sheila and her sister showed us wonderful hospitality, and we would love to stay again when we are in Galway!

Stephany User Profile
June 2016
We made a great choice in staying with Sheila in Galway. We wanted to be close to everything, and we definitely were! All of the sites in Galway were within walking distance. Sheila was an excellent host, helping us with parking and providing tips on places for us to eat and sites to see. She had a light breakfast for us each day, with local pastries and fresh squeezed orange juice. We enjoyed interacting with her 2 cats as well. Next time we visit Galway, we would love to stay again!

Nona User Profile
June 2016
Sheila was a great host, very kind and welcoming. She and her sister gave me a lot of helpful information. Her place was cozy, clean and close to city center. It was a very comfortable stay in Galway!

Laura User Profile
June 2016
I didn't meet Sheila on my stay but her sister Mary welcomed me and made me feel very comfortable and at home right from the moment I arrived to the moment I left. She was so kind and even gave me a lift to the university, where I was working on the second day of my visit. Sheila's house is lovely. Very eclectic, and reflects her creativity and background in art and design. The communication from Sheila was very good and she even provided me with a map from the station to her house when I arrived, this was really useful! I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and thank both Mary and Sheila for their excellent hospitality.

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Galway, Ireland · Joined in June 2013
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.

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 establish WildAcres across Ireland to create safe habitats, vital for biodiversity. I am vegetarian, an animal lover and though I’ve always had dogs I how have two rescued cats. 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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