Welcome to my beautiful home. Relax in wonderful surroundings, luxurious bedrooms and delicious breakfast. My home is situated in a quiet, tree lined street just minutes walk from Salthill promenade or a short bus journey into Galway city. Sleeps 5
Welcome to my beautiful home where you will find all the comforts of home from home. My home is situated just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Salthill promenade. The bus stops outside my house which will take you into the city center in 10 minutes or alternatively you can walk along the sea front and breath in the fresh invigorating Atlantic air!
I offer a complimentary breakfast of juice, fresh fruit, eggs, tea/coffee with homemade brown and white scones and preserves There are laundry facilities available at a moderate fee. Although from the calender it may look as though I am booked, in fact I have a second room of the same standard which can be viewed in my photo lineup, so please contact me regarding availability. In addition, I have a single bedroom which is available for an additional guest/child in your party.
My home is situated in the village of Salthill which has an array of coffee shops, restaurants and night life. The beautiful promenade runs into the oldest part of Galway, the Claddagh, and from there to the Spanish Arch and the Latin Quarter of Galway.
The city offers a wonderful eclectic mix of restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and shops. In addition, it is a medieval city with numerous walking tours, theaters, art galleries and all that Galway as the cultural capital of Ireland has to offer. At the weekend, it hosts a farmer's market in front of the medieval St. Nicholas' Cathedral where you can meet the locals and tourists, the famous and not so famous in search of artisan food, jewellery and crafts. For those looking for more rugged landscape, Galway is the gateway to Connemara, renouned for its wild, beautiful and romantic scenery. There are many bus tours to take you to Connemara and the Arran Islands so a car is not a necessity. The Cliffs of Moher are another 'must' and the tour bus will collect you at my home. From Dublin Airport and Dublin City a non-stop bus gets you to Galway in under 3 hours! So why not come here and sample the delights of a truly unique city...and a very warm welcome from Kathryn!!
The following are a suggestion of the MUST DO'S and MUST SEE in Galway!
Walk the Prom in Salthill and 'Kick the Wall'.
Visit the Saturday market..get there early and grab a bite to eat.
Take a stroll down the 'oul' Long Walk.
Have a pint (or two) in the Latin Quarter.
Keep your plans flexible.
Enjoy an afternoon Trad Session.
Watch the sun go down on Galway Bay.
Catch a late night gig.
See the swans at the Claddagh
MUST SEE...ON A STROLL ON A FINE SOFT DAY:
St. Nicholas' Church
The Docks - Galway Harbour
The Spanish Arch
A Galway Hooker
Anglers at the Salmon Weir
NUIG - Galway's University.
Also my daughter has a room on airbnb in Dublin.. take a look if you are heading in that direction. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/679894
The house has wifi, cable tv and off street parking. My guests have access to the kitchen and all living areas. Also, if the sun shines, you are more than welcome to use my BBQ.
Interaction with Guests
For the benefit of my guests, I have brochures on all the sights and tours that they will need. I supply my guests with a map of Galway city and am always at hand to recommend restaurants, pubs etc. I will also tell them the hidden secrets of Galway, the places off the tourist track that only the locals know about!!
Public transport in Galway is excellent and the bus stop is out side my home. It will take you into the city center in 10/15 minutes. Transport from Dublin city and Dublin airport is frequent and always on time with two companies operating every half hour.
No smoking in the house.
Please be respecful of the other guests and neighbours.
Laundry facilities available in house for which there is a charge of €10 per load. There are also laundrette premises in Salthill and Galway city.
My kitchen is at your disposal should you want to make light meals or have take-away. Please do not eat meals in the bedroom.
No showers after 11.00pm in respect of other guests and family memebers who may be sleeping.
Thank you and enjoy your stay.
Hi Kathryn, Many Thanks for making us feel so welcome in your home. We enjoyed our stay and location was great as we could walk into town. Best Wishes, Trevor & Deirdre.
The B&B was lovely, clean & warm. Kathryn was very welcoming and accomadating, even letting me check in early so I could study for the day before exams. Ideal location very close to the college, prom, and town. Also a very cute little dog!
Kathryn was great and welcomed me warmly even when I arrived in the first night late at night. The house was immaculate, as was my room and the breakfast she made for me the first morning was first class.
The neighbourhood is residential, so it's quiet but it is built up so if yo're looking for wide open spaces this is not thespace. It was perfect for me though as it was close to the venue where I was studying.
All in all my stay was great, with Kathryn providing everything that I needed during my time there.
I would definitely stay here again if I was in the area.
Just Stayed with Kathryn. She's a fantastic host. Room was excellent and very comfortable. Home made scones are beautiful. Would definitely recommend to any friend and family. I will be back for definite. Thanks Kathryn
Staying with Kathryn couldn't have been better - not only did she go out of her way to pick us up from the train station, but she also let us check out a bit later because it was New Year's Day... and all after an incredibly hearty breakfast! The house is incredibly comfortable and very conveniently located - only a 15/20 minute walk from the city centre (or a gorgeous 30 minute walk along the promenade) and in a lovely area. We will definitely be coming back if we are in Galway again!
Kathryn's was very welcoming for our one night stay. She was quick to answer our questions and made herself available by phone if we were to get lost. Upon arrival, Kathryn met us at the door and offered coffee or tea and was very friendly. She has lived in the area for awhile and was able to provide a great restaurant recommendation in Salthill.
The "red-room" was as described, very clean and room enough just for two. The ensuite bathroom was small, but fine for one night. In the morning, Kathryn's daughter came to help cook a lovely breakfast of eggs, toast, cheese, fruits and coffee. We really enjoyed talking with both of them and they made us feel right at home. Also, her dog Maude is the cutest!
I hope we get an opportunity to stay with her again.
A delightful host, who made me feel most welcome to her home on a blustery Galway evening. The area is wonderfully beautiful and I took a little time to enjoy the edges of the Wild Atlantic Coast before arriving, so her warm home was a welcome treat to my cold nose!
Kathryn's home is exceptionally well presented and I loved being invited to sit by the fire to read.
Kathryn showed an attentive nature in her preparations of breakfast and I'm very grateful for the quiet space created for my stay.
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Hi my name is Kathryn! I am a mature student at my local University. I love to walk our beautiful promenade, hike in connemara, cycle around the city and attend my local gym. Galway is the cultural capital of Ireland and I am an enthusiastic follower of the theatre, the wonderful music scene and all that the arts have to offer. In my down time I cook, bake and spend enjoyable hours in my garden. I love to meet new and interesting people. My home is warm, welcoming and open to you. I look forward to meeting you, hearing about your life and culture...please come and visit and share your experiences with us!