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.
J'ai passé un merveilleux séjour chez Sheila. Elle est une hôte accueillante, généreuse et bienveillante. Elle a notamment pris le temps de m'indiquer les lieux qui pourraient être intéressants à visiter à Galway et dans ses environs et s'enquiert régulièrement du bien-être de ses résidents. Sa maison est idéalement située - à 5-10 minutes à pied de l'hypercentre, dans un quartier paisible - et très chaleureuse et confortable, je me suis sentie tout de suite bien. J'ai également beaucoup apprécié discuté avec Sheila, qui est une personne très ouverte d'esprit et à l'écoute des autres. Je recommande sans hésiter de séjourner chez Sheila.
Sheila was an outstanding host! She was very friendly and made me feel very at home while I was staying with her in Galway!
Sheila was the perfect host. PERFECT. Nothing to add. Thanks for everything!
(The breakfast was lovely, the room very tidy, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom really nice and clean, Sheila even made me almondmilk for breakfast, and the house is in the perfect loation next to the beautiful river corrib ...)
The host is very welcoming and makes you feel at home immediately. The room is perfect for those who want somewhere to explore Galway from a central location.
Snug little room in a welcoming house in a perfect location by the river. Sheila was a lovely host
Staying at Sheila's really feels like home. Absolutely a place to stay if visiting Galway.
The house is very warm (which doesn't happen very frequently in Galway according to my previous experiences) and clean. It is located in a very quite and nice area, in perfect position both to walk to town (5mins) and NUIG (5mins). Sheila was always very nice and always available for any help I needed. She is also a very nice person to have a chat with during breakfast in the mornings, very friendly.
Breakfast was also very good, she provided all sorts of fruits, fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh scones and croissants, cereals, tea, coffee...anything you can think about really!
The wifi connection is great.
If I ever get back to Galway, which I hope, I will definitely stay at Sheila's.
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.
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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.