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 and all her family made us really fell home for a week. We felt kind of members of the family. We stayed in the apartment during Galway Art Festival and the Art Festival Club is just opposite the street, which made it a little noisy. Sheila honestly informed us just as we booked, so there was nothing to complain about. Better than complaining, Sheila get us to go there! The Party was great there. Sheila offered nice breakfast and even nicer chats and storys with it. The room was very clean and very "arty" as the whole apartement was. Highly recommended (tough some nasty weather on our stay)!
Sheila was by far the best host we have stayed with yet! She was super helpful, provided maps and recommended all the great places to go to! Her place is very cozy, it is just a few blocks away from the hustle and bustle of the bar scene and located right on the river offering picturesque views of the Corrib.
Sheila was very welcoming and easy going. She knew the local area very well and was able to answer all our questions. The bedroom was comfortable and clean, and there was a lovely breakfast waiting for us every morning.
It was a great place to stay in Galway, nice area and very convenient for the Film Fleadh!
Sheila was absolutely fantastic, so helpful, and nice, she gave us all the local info we needed, with some brilliant food and pub recommendations. Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Breakfast each morning was perfect for us, with some local products. Full kitchen at our disposal with a vast array of teas. The freshly squeezed orange juice in the mornings was a fantastic and unexpected touch. Sheila was genuinely great fun to stay with, and her house is perfectly situated in the town, on the river and a mere 5mins to the centre of all the restaurants and shops.
The bed was possible one of the most comfortable I've stayed in. Perfect if you are looking for a relaxed, no hassle break away, Sheila will leave you be or help you navigate the city with ease.
There for the Film Fleadh, and Shelia was able to tell us where all the craic was.
Sheila was a fantastic host. She took care of us, and made us feel welcome. After a show at the town theater around the corner was stayed up late talking over the performance, politics, and Ireland with Sheila and her sister and friend. She taught Heather how to make compost boxes out of newspaper, and laid out a nice breakfast.
La experiencia en la casa de Sheila es increíble, ella tiene todo muy preparado para la llegada de sus huéspedes. Esto incluye un mapa para llegar fácil a su casa, un cuarto muy bien arreglado y acogedor para dormir, desayuno muy sano. Gracias a ella mi experiencia en Galway fue excelente. Tuve la oportunidad de hablar con ella y es una excelente persona. Si volviera a Irlanda no dudaría en volver a la casa de Sheila.
Desde el punto de vista de ubicación el lugar es perfecto, es cerca de Eire Square y las estaciones de tren y bus. Tiene además restaurantes cerca , sin dejar de ser un barrio muy tranquilo para descansar.
We had a wonderful couple of nights in Galway at Sheila's place, an absolutely brilliant location within walking distance of the Latin Quarter, and hosted by herself and her sister - Mary - both of whom made us feel so much at home.
Definitely planning a return visit, couldn't recommend it highly enough.
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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 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.