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
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.
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.
Woodquay on the banks of the river Corrib, is a '5 minutes walk from everything!'
The house is 7 minute walk from the bus and train stations.
We have on-street parking 'visitor parking discs' cost €2 per day.
Guests a welcome to use the kitchen. But it is a strict Vegetarian kitchen only.
No smoking in the house please.
Sheila made us feel very welcome and at home in her charming house which is only a 5min walk into the city centre. She was very generous with her home opening up lounge/kitchen and our bedroom was very comfortable. My fiancee and I are both vegan and Sheila went out of her way to accommodate us with homemade almond milk, fresh vegan bread from the market and a selection of organic nut butters for breakfast! We will be back.
Sheila is a very welcoming and friendly person. She made us feel right at home and helped out a lot with good advice on exploring the city and its surrounding. The room was exactly as advertised.
Sheila made me feel right at home from the moment I arrived. She helped me find interesting places to visit and even took the time to drive me out to fulfill my dream of horse trekking! I cannot possibly say enough wonderful things about Sheila's hospitality and her cosy, comfortable home. I hope to have the chance to stay with Sheila again.
We had a lovely stay in Galway with Sheila. The house was very conveniently located for everything we wanted to do, the room was comfortable and Sheila made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended!
We had stayed here before and were expecting our stay to be just as relaxing and comfortable as our first stay. It was just as we expected, a very comfortable room, delicious breakfast and fantastic hospitality from Sheila.
The area is perfect for a Galway city stay and in a nice quiet area.
Thanks again Sheila.
Sheila was such an accommodating and sweet host. We really felt welcome into her cozy home and it truly made our experience in Galway a great one. She was there right at the appointed time for the key hand-off, and explained everything about the house to us. She even left us with a map and pointers about seeing Galway. The bedroom was cozy and such a nice place to stay. We would definitely stay there again. Also, breakfast was an added extremely lovely touch. Such a pleasure staying at Sheila's house!
I had an incredible stay with Sheila. She is a warm, gracious host - I felt at ease and comfortable in her cozy home and couldn't have asked for a better location to the sights and sounds of Galway. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.
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About the Host, Sheila
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.