About this listing
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!
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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Unfortunately we cannot let guests use our kitchen.
We live in the city centre of Galway. But if you walk into our estate its like being transported to the countryside. A quite neighbourhood with mature trees and beautiful landscaping .
Getting around galway is easy everything from tourist attractions to restaurants and bars are within a 5 -10 minute walk. Tours go from the coach station 3 minutes walk from our front door.
Other Things to Note
Laundry service is availabe at 10 euro per load washed and dried. Payable locally
this room is en-suite if you require another type of room please see our other listings which we have 2 of these are also double but share the main bathroom
We had a fantastic experience and really enjoyable stay with both Kev and Ken Everything other people have said is very true. It is a real hidden gem in the heart of Galway city We will definitely be back
We spent a lovely couple of nights here - Kenneth and Kev were welcoming and very helpful, the house is in a quiet, leafy part of Galway yet is a very short walk from the centre of town, our room was great and the breakfast was just amazing!
As already said in my previous review, Kenneth and Kev are perfect hosts and staying in their home was an absolute privilege for us. Definitely recommend, and looking forward to go back there!
Kenneth and Kev's place is a piece of heaven. Everything is the right place, everything is so cozy and comfortable. It was nice heaving breakfast with such a garden view. I love Galway and now that I stayed there I love it even more. Can't wait to be there again, hopefully soon!
We had a lovely stay with Kenneth and Kev in Galway. The room was cosy and welcoming. Kev had some great suggestions and pointed us toward some great eats and music.
Ken and Kev are AMAZING hosts and their home is fabulous! Kev arranged for a neighbor to let me in and she was very pleasant and helpful. The room is up the stairs and is en suite, which is really nice. Their home's decor is stunning, the room and bathroom included. The bed is comfy with plenty of pillows, there's a closet and drawers to place belongings, shower essentials were provided, brochures and maps were on the side table, and bottled water was on the nightstand. Truly a lovely welcome! The neighborhood is covered in flowers and is only a short walk to Eyre Square and all the surrounding cool things to see and do. Breakfast was continental-style and out of this world! Of major importance to me, the shower was strong and hot, the towels were soft. Overall the house is generally quiet, although if you're a light sleeper, ask to use their box fan for white noise. I inquired about using the washer to do a small load of clothes and Kev told me to leave the clothes in a bag and he'd put them in. I came back expecting to dry and fold them, and found them at my room door, already done. I really cannot say enough good things about Ken and Kev and their lovely home. Book with confidence!
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