About this listing
Our house is located 20 minutes drive from Galway City and is 5 minutes from the local medieval town of Athenry in the village of Monivea. Athenry is a well known town by virtue of the song 'The fields of Athenry'.
The room available is a Double room En suite which can fit two people. It has a mini-fridge, Hairdryer and kettle. The prices for nightly, weekly and monthly are inclusive of breakfast.
Guests have access to kitchen and living room. However these are not separate from our living quarters so these areas are shared . We also have a pool table in an apartment at the rear of the house which the guests can use. There is a patio with table and chairs in the back garden which the guests can access when they please.
Interaction with Guests
I will be in the house most of the time during the guests stay and will be available to offer assistance when required. I can offer transport to Galway/ Athenry if arranged in advance.
Monivea is a quaint village and is known for its sizable forest,Monivea Castle and a well-preserved mausoleum. The Mausoleum and castle were built by the Ffrench family, one of the "Tribes of Galway" .There are two small grocery shops, a petrol station, four pubs, a Garda station, a post office, a church in Ryehill, and Monivea National School. The Monivea Village Market is held every Saturday in Cooke's Yard from 10am until 3pm. 5 minutes away in Athenry, You can find a large shopping centre, restaurants, taxi service, butchers, chemists, pubs etc. This town is very accessible to many destinations in Ireland as mentioned already with trains running frequently to Dublin, Galway and Limerick and buses to Galway also. In athenry the Athenry Heritage Centre is also well worth a visit, see information here: (website hidden) The award winning Athenry Heritage Centre is the ideal starting point to discover the best preserved medieval town in Ireland.
Monivea has a bus service directly from the door of my house to Galway city however this service is not as frequent as the services available from Athenry which include trains and buses to Galway. I am available to offer transport to Athenry and Galway when required and an arrangement is made in advance. Athenry also has trains running to Dublin and Limerick and therefore my house is very accessible to all towns along these route. For more information on train service please see (website hidden). For information on bus service from Athenry see (website hidden).
Other Things to Note
Please ask for anything you need on your stay! I will try help you as best I can :)
No smoking inside the house. No pets allowed.
Maura was very warm and welcoming. She was good-humoured, and had plenty of time for a chat. She made us feel at home and was concerned for our well-being. The location was lovely and quiet. Maura met us in the village to make sure we didn't get lost. The bedroom was comfortable and the ensuite shower was powerful. Thank you Maura for everything.
Jag bodde hos Maura två veckor i maj när jag besökte min dotter. Beskrivningen av omgivningen, huset och rummet stämmer precis. Det är lantligt beläget och är lugnt och tyst. Rummet har vad som behövs, sängen är skön och det är gott om varmvatten i duschen. Det är första gången jag bott hos någon jag inte känner och det var en positiv erfarenhet.
Maura är gästvänlig och alltid redo att hjälpa till om det behövs. Hon har tips och information om vad som finns att göra i närheten. Det ligger som sagt lantligt så det är bra att Maura vid behov kan köra till t.ex stationen. Jag fick varje morgon skjuts till min dotter och det underlättade mycket för oss.
Maura est une personne très accueillante et chaleureuse avec beaucoup d'humour. Elle possède cette belle qualité de mettre à l'aise son hôte. Elle nous a donné de nombreux conseils pour nous aider à circuler. Le logement est très agréable car garantit confort et indépendance. Nous avons bénéficié du calme d'une petite ville et de la proximité avec Galway. Nous garderons un excellent souvenir de Maura et de notre séjour chez elle.
About the Host, Maura
Hi there, I live outside Galway City in the village of Monivea with my Daughter.
I love hosting to travelers and offering them advice on the sights to see in Galway! I will be able to offer you transport If needed and arranged in advance. I can also offer full board basis or use of the kitchen If you would prefer to cook yourself!