About This Listing
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.
My stay with Sheila was hands down the best airbnb experience I've ever had. She's an absolutely lovely person, and I felt a part of the household immediately upon my arrival. I would work during the day, but in the morning and evening had some really delightful conversation with her, and her sister when she would stop in for a visit. I'm gluten intolerant, but didn't mention that previously to her in our emails, though as soon as she learned of it she went right out and provided me with gluten-free bagels (along with freshly pressed orange juice!) every morning. Her hospitality is extraordinary, and will never be forgotten. Her house is situated right along the river which provides a really nice stroll into the city center which is only a 5 minute walk. I can't say enough good things about my stay there... I only wish it were longer!
Sheila made me feel welcome from the start and she gave me very clear directions as to how to get to her house. Her lovely house was cosy and warm with a really friendly feel and her two cats were a bonus. She also helped me to plan activities around the area as I had not been there before. Sheila had a lovely breakfast on the table every morning with freshly brewed coffee. My room was lovely with a nice view and comfortable bed. She even drove me to the station because my suitcase was heavy. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Sheila
Honestly? I couldn't have asked for a better host for my first AirBnB experience! Sheila was absolutely fantastic! My stay at her house was one of the highlights of my holiday. If I ever come back to Galway I hope she's got rooms available as I'd love to stay there again.
Sheila is lovely - so easy to talk to - she made me feel at home right away, and was always ready to help if I needed directions or info that only a local would know.
The house is very centrally located, barely a 5 minute walk from Eyre Square (probably more like 3 minutes), so it's great for being close to the action. The river is close by and the cathedral so there are some stunning views. The house itself is filled with personality and charm and is as welcoming as Sheila herself.
Sheila was the perfect host, very helpful from the first email to the day I checked out. I enjoyed our chats and loved the fresh orange juice and healthy breakfast. The house is decorated with taste and makes you feel home. It's located in a beautiful spot of Galway, very close to city centre but in a quiet and convenient neighborhood.
Sheila was warm, friendly and a very helpful hostess. The house resonated a warmth of a real authentic Irish home. The location was perfect beside the water, highly recommended. I will be back.
Sheila was a really nice host! I felt very comfortable and warm like my home. She prepared everything coz she already knew what I needed.
It was good ate breakfast with her sharing many stories, also her place and a beautiful around view! Highly recomm
I hope to see her again in Galway!!
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Sheila is a very thoughtful host, friendly, helpful, and inobtrusive. The room was clean and welcoming and the whole house exuded warmth and charm. The location, in the city centre and right by the water, was perfect. Thanks Sheila, I'll be back!
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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.
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