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.
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 single room 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.
Guests a welcome to use the kitchen. But it is a strict Vegetarian kitchen only.
No smoking in the house please.
I felt at home at Sheila's straight away. She has a lovely house and I felt more like a relative staying over than a paying guest. It can be hard for a Vegan / Vegetarian sometimes when staying in a place where the traditional Irish breakfast is the norm, but at Sheila's I ate healthier even than at home! She taught me how to make almond milk and bought vegan bread/cake especially for me. She also made me a lemon/ginger drink to help me get over my cold. The room is small but there's enough space to put your things. The bathroom is like from a country living magazine - actually, the whole house is! And it is right in the city centre. Pure perfection - the only hard part was leaving.
Sheila is a very welcoming, easy going and generous host. The house is in a great location and very clean. During my stay I felt at home from the start and the organic breakfast is a delight. I enjoyed the chats and her views on many aspects in life are shared by me too (helps of course). At the same time she respects privacy. Her two cats are very well behaved. I would completely recommend Sheila.
Sheila was so lovely. She provided detailed instructions from the train station and a map to her house. Follow this, and remember to print it out. I got there a bit later in the evening (I communicated that I might be later) and Sheila was wonderful about that. I stayed in mid-January so it was cold but she made sure there was a heater for my room and plenty of warm blankets. I brought a shower scrub cloth for the shower but otherwise felt that I was so well provided for. Towels for the shower, kitchen access, and a medium sized breakfast was just enough to get the day started.
The location was lovely. Right beside a river and with really nice views just outside the window. I brought two small bags and I felt there was plenty of space for my things. Sheila even cleared space for my toiletries in the bathroom cabinet.
Sheila and her visiting sister Mary were great company in the evenings. Both were very welcoming and helpful planning.
I rented a car, which was entirely unnecessary for Galway. I walked everywhere and wasted a day of rental. I would wait until the days you plan to see other places and rent your car for those days
This was my first air B&B experience and I am so pleased it was. Galway (Ard Bia was a delicious lunch) and Sheila exceeded my expectations and I definitely hope to stay again.
It was a pleasure to meet Sheila, she made me feel at home straight away. Great location, lovely house, charming host, what more can you ask for.
Sheila was very nice, I felt comfortable; like to be at home. Excellent location!! and pretty good healty breakfast! 100% natural!
I had great times in Galway! Sheila has a lovely house and is a very nive host! When I return to Ireland, I definetly go back!
It was lovely staying at Sheila's! I felt very welcome and at home. She told me a lot about Galway and made a wonderful breakfast!
I would absolutly stay with Sheila again!
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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.