Entire home/apt

6 guests

3 bedrooms

4 beds

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A 2-storey stone lodge on the grounds of Oranmore Castle with superb panoramic view of Galway Bay is quiet, calm and beautiful. The living room is open-plan, glass-fronted, with a high wooden ceilings. There are 2 double and 1 twin rooms (sleeps 6).

The space

Oranmore Castle is a 15th century Norman keep, restored in 1947 by writer Anita Leslie. It was visited by Sir Shane Leslie friend of W.B. Yeats and Oliver St.John Gogarty, and by sculptress Clare Sheridan, cousin to Winston Churchill.

Guest access

Seashore walks. 5 minutes to Oranmore village with a wide selections of shops, restaurants and pubs with traditional music.

Interaction with guests

I will be there to meet and welcome guests on arrival, to help you get settled and to give you advice on places to visit and things to do during your stay.

Other things to note

The upstairs living space is open-plan, glass-fronted, with a high wooden ceiling and eclectic furniture. The downstairs comprises 2 double rooms (1 of which is en-suite), a twin room, and a bathroom. (Sleeps 6).

It is a 5 minute walk to Oranmore village with all its amenities, including cafes, restaurants and pubs playing traditional music.

Oranmore village is 5 miles from Galway City famous for its many festivals / The Galway Arts Festival, Cuirt Writer’s Festival and the Galway Races.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 18 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: 36
Security Deposit: 180
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We ask that guests recycle their rubbish in the bins provided.
The lodge has a maximum of 6 guests.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

50 Reviews

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William User Profile
June 2017
This is a beautiful location, with a home which is "upside down," in that the living room and kitchen are upstairs, affording great views across Galway Bay, which is nearly at the doorstep. Heather was very responsive to text messages , both before we arrived and during our stay, though we never actually met her. Olive, who lives next door, met us upon arrival, and was available whenever we had a question or concern. It is a 5 minute walk to 2 supermarkets, and a larger supermarket is a 5 minute drive away. There are several good pubs and restaurants in Oranmore, in easy walking distance, and Galway is an easy drive away. Oranmore makes a convenient place from which to explore south to County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren, or north to Connemara and County Mayo, by car. There is ample parking.

Kathleen User Profile
June 2017
We loved our stay here! The location is ideal for visiting western Ireland's many sights. The accommodation works so well and we spent many hours in the great room, enjoying the gorgeous views. Heather is an ideal host and she arranged a warm welcome from Olive, who gave us many tips, and arranged a private tour of the castle with her mum. Very special!

Steve User Profile
May 2017
Reflecting at Mac's Pub in Bunratty Village, I'm quite happy with the opportunities this trip to Ireland has provided. Thank you for the most unique of experiences - Oranmore Castle and the Monkey House were an adventure in themselves!

Cali User Profile
April 2017
We were running late the day we showed up at the house and we were greeted by Heathers mom even at that late hour. There were cookies there for us and a wonderful tour. Our in Oranmore was the best of our trip. They even got us a CD we had left at the airbnb with no problems or difficulties. I would encourage anyone wanting to visit Galway to stay at this amazing location.

Scott User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommended for families. Big open space and convenient for grocery shopping and dinner out.

Caitlin User Profile
January 2017
We had an amazing stay at Oranmore Castle Lodge! Heather was a fantastic host - accommodating our late arrival and answering any questions we had, while Olive her neighbour gave us a very warm welcome and intro to the house. A car definitely came in handy to get around, but it's near enough Galway to feel close to the city (in a short taxi ride) and far enough to feel peaceful and serene. The house itself is so quirky and cute, warm and relaxing and THAT VIEW!! We will definitely be back when we can :)

Bernadette User Profile
November 2016
It was a perfect location for our visit and Olive was very helpful. Would stay there again.

Dublin, IrelandJoined in February 2014
Heather User ProfileHeather is a superhost.

My name is Heather and I am a knitwear designer. I run my own business from my studio shop on the grounds of the Castle. I am inspired by the sea, textiles and the colour turquoise! I manage the rentals of Oranmore Castle lodge during the Summer
and work from Dublin during the rest of the year.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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