About this listing
Double bedroom accommodation in bright friendly family home with garden, nearby historic medieval church ruins. Five star rating by guests. Own transport essential, only 30 minutes to Galway city; three kms to Galway Bay; 10 minutes to picturesque Kinvarra: Look us up: drumacoogalway on wordpress com. We love cooking; join us for around €20pp. Close to The Burren, Coole Park, Garryland Woods; easy access to Connemara, mountains, the Cliffs of Moher, and the 'Wild Atlantic Way'.
Bright and warm country family home with patio and large garden, close (30 mins) to Galway city; near the lively village of Kinvarra. Just 3kms to Galway Bay for swimming at the local pier, and have bicycles which guests may borrow. We love cooking - our guests seem to love it too; 20 mins drive to walking in the Burren. We share the house with two small, friendly dogs, and enjoy visiting Kinvarra for the music at weekends.
The area is rural and safe with several good walks locally and further afield, such as Athenry Woods, Coole Park. The local village of Kilcolgan is 5 minutes by car, 15 by bike. There are also nearby beaches for swimming. At low tides you can visit the deserted village on Island Eddy out in the bay.
Guests share the home, garden and patio, and may borrow our bicycles. You can eat with us of an evening - typically a starter and main course - for around 20 euro pp, but bring your own wine! This is a non-smoking house; however, smokers are welcome if they smoke outside. It is a rural community, so nights are generally safe and quiet but, hey, if you're out for a pint or two locally, let yourself in quietly, no problem.
Interaction with guests
We live here so guests share the family atmosphere. Guests share breakfast and may accompany us walking and swimming. If pre-arranged they can enjoy an evening meal with us (18 euro pp) comprising local seasonal delicacies (eg: oysters, mussels, nettle soup). We are good cooks. I have fairly extensive knowledge of the local history which I love to share.
Overlooking the 6th century church at Drumacoo (see Wordpress for more info), this is a quiet rural road close to Galway Bay. A short drive or cycle to nearby Kilcolgan for local amenities including buses to and from Galway so one can enjoy the buzz of the cityand its racing and arts festivals and escape to a rural idyll. Ideally located for tours of the Burren National Park and other excursions. The area provides for swimming, walking, kayaking, horse riding, cycling, and a short 20 minutes drive to Oranmore golf club. Visit for further details and photos.
The nearby village of Kilcolgan (accessible by walking, or we could lend you a bike, or hitch a lift) has bus access into Galway and other towns as well as the Burren National Park. Local taxis are readily available. Locally, hitching is normally do-able and safe.
Other things to note
We love hill walking in the locality and guests are welcome to join us and to enjoy a pint in a local pub at the end of a climb.
Please phone or message the day before to give Estimated Time of Arrival and any (eg dietary) requirements.
We have two cowardly Jack Russell terriers so have no objection to pets. Smokers are welcome to smoke outside the house. Please do not invite strangers into the home.