Hi all we have a gorgeous 4 bedroom house just 3 minutes to the heart of Galway City, "Eyre Square," and there is a great double room En-suite available for you!
Your room is a double, with a very comfortable be, with beside cabinets and lamps. We have 3 double rooms available in our house, so if you need more space please check out our other listings, thanks! During your stay you will have access to the rest of the house. We have a large sitting room with comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV, breakfast room equipped with dinning table and chairs, a full fitted kitchen which you are free to use at any time to make a tea or coffee and a lovely back garden and patio area... great for warm summer days!
In the local area you will find everything you need for a great stay; there are supermarkets, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants all within walking distance of the house. We are also just 3 minutes to Eyre Square and the shopping centre there, which is full of shops and restaurants. The city is also packed with loads of tourist attractions, including the Spanish Arch, originally a 16th century bastion, which was added to Galway's town walls to protect merchant ships from looting, or Kirwans Lane, one the finest medieval lane ways in Galway, and is home to many bohemian styles cafes, restaurants, bars and craft-shops.
As well as exploring the city you can also enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenic drives that Galway has to offer. The Aran Islands are located about 30 miles from the mouth of Galway Bay, and are home to many wild birds and 430 different varieties of wild flowers and plants, and are worth a visit too!
Arty and bohemian, Galway (Gaillimh) is legendary around the world for its entertainment scene. Brightly painted pubs heave with live music on any given night. Cafés spill out onto winding cobblestone streets filled with a frenzy of fiddles, banjos, bagpipes, harps, tin whistles, guitars and bodhráns (hand-held goatskin drums), and jugglers, painters, poets, puppeteers and magicians in outlandish masks enchant passers-by. Actors in traditional Irish theatre tread also the boards around town.
Galway’s streets are steeped in history, yet have a contemporary vibe. Students make up a quarter of the city’s population, while the remains of the medieval town walls lie between shops selling Aran sweaters, handcrafted Claddagh rings, and stacks of secondhand and new books. Bridges arc over the salmon-filled River Corrib, and a long promenade leads to the seaside suburb of Salthill, where at night the moon’s glow illuminates Galway Bay, where the area’s famous oysters are produced.
The city’s smorgasbord of eating and drinking options ranges from the market – where farmers in Wellington boots unload soil-covered vegetables – to adventurous new restaurants redefining Irish cuisine. Sprawling superpubs with wooden staircases serve frothy Guinness, Galway Hooker ale and Irish coffees.
Even by Irish standards, Galway is renowned for its rainfall. This is a city where locals don’t say ‘It’s forecast to rain tomorrow, ’ but rather more dubiously, ‘It’s not forecast to rain until tomorrow.’ To be fair, you can be lucky with the weather, and on a sunny day the city is positively hopping. But the rain scarcely dampens Galway’s atmosphere, which is exuberant at any time of year – and especially during its myriad festivals.
Galway is often referred to as the most ‘Irish’ of Ireland’s cities (and it’s the only one where you’re likely to hear Irish spoken in the streets, shops and pubs), but some locals lament that these may be the last days of ‘old’ Galway before it absorbs the effects of the country’s globalised economy. But for now at least, Galway remains true to its spirited roots.
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We had a lovely time. I kept remarking how if I was dropped into the neighbourhood I would never have guessed I was in the heart of Galway City, so quiet, with lovely mature trees. I must come back in the summer to see the colours! Bedroom was lovely, breakfast was fantastic, and hosts were stupendous. Thoroughly recommended
Kevin was an amazing host! Their house is so adorable and in a fantastic location! Everything was walkable and Kevin gave perfect recommendations for bars and restaurants near by. Breakfast in the morning was beautifully overwhelming! Such yummy and varied choices with amazing presentation. Would stay there again and recommend to friends/family.
Although we didn't see much of Ken, he was a very friendly and gracious host. Our room was nice, spacious, and clean. Breakfast was excellent! The location in Galway is perfect. It's just a short walk to the bus station, tourist information center, and most of the other popular tourist locations. If you are traveling to Galway I would definitely recommend staying with Ken!
Kenneth and Kevin are great hosts. I stayed there for 6 nights and I felt comfortable and safe in there place. Their house is clean and well decorated like the picture shown. The location was perfect for my day trips and Galway city experience. The coach station for the day trip is just 2 min. walking distance and the central city for 5min. walk. They were always kind and helpful. And I was very impressed with the breakfast. Recommended!
Beautiful house, amazing hospitality, incredibly convenient location and the breakfast spread has to be seen to be believed! Perfect base for the city and beyond, highly recommended.
Kenneth and Kevin are great hosts! The house is located in a very nice area of Galway, nice rooms, good breakfast and everything else you might ever need from a place like this. Recommended.
Gorgeous home very near the city center. Excellent supply of local knowledge and activity information, splendid breakfast, friendly and flexible hosts were hospitable and welcoming. Warm space and decor, accessible and quiet neighborhood, wonderful place to spend a few days with a special someone. Recommended!
Beautiful house and room, very friendly host, and delicious breakfast! Very close to the main street, so it's perfect if you want to explore the city.
Very beautiful house and close to the city center. The room was same with the showed picture. I was also surprised when I had breakfast. I and my husband are thankful for Kenneth. If we visit to Galway later, we would hope to stay here.
Kenneth and Kevin - aka 'Kenven' were absolutely great! They were very friendly gentlemen. The shower at Kenvencrest was AMAZING, the breakfast was wonderful, and they were extremely helpful. They were very accommodating for our arrival and departure and even allowed us to do laundry (which was crucial for the remainder of our european trip). They had a hair dryer and straightener for my wife, which was also quite an added bonus!
They were there and accessible when we needed them, and their home was very quaint and clean. Easy parking (we had a car for hire) and an awesome location. It will be difficult to beat this airbnb experience. HIGHLY recommended!