My Cottage is situated in the heart of the Sea Port Village of Kinvara, located in the glorious surrounds of Galway Bay, with the sea just a 2 minute stroll from the front door the majestic West Coast of Ireland stretches out in either direction with the Cliffs of Moher a 40 min drive through one of the most spectacular scenic routes in Ireland.
The Burren, a truly unique landscape, part of which has been designated as Burren National Park, is practically on my doorstep, ideal for those who love to ramble, hill walk, rock-climbing or indeed caving! While the village and surrounds has a variety of activities going on including Boat Trips, Fishing, Horse riding, Kayaking & lest I forget, many local pubs where there is always a traditional Irish music session !There are also Guided tours of the Burren, Hiking routes, Yoga retreats & Painting courses.
Heading north you have the region of Connemara less than an hour’s drive into another spectacular region of Ireland, or take in a wander around Galway City where you will be amazed at the delights that "The City of The Tribes" has to offer!
This small Sea Port Village is home to the renowned Festivals "Fleadh Na gCuach ("the cuckoo festival") an Irish music festival at the start of May and the Cruinniú Na mBád ("gathering of the boats") in mid August" And a third, The Turkey Fleadh!!! This is being launched this year, Dec 28th to 30th, featuring great music, Craic agas Ceol!
Food wise, the village of Kinvara caters to all tastes and indeed pockets where food is concerned with Cafes, restaurants, coffee shops & many of the pubs catering for the hungry travelers, you won't be disappointed! There are also two very good supermarkets & a health food shop for supplies should you prefer to self (email hidden)d for those who would like to dine like Medieval Royalty there are Traditional Banquets during the high season held in Dunguire Castle which is a 5 min stroll from the Cottage.........
Kinvara has an excellent bus service from Galway City & equally regular service to Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher & Lahinch. (Bus Eireann # 50 & # 423)
So, a car is not totally essential for your visit…
Doolin Ferries operate a service to the Aran Islands.
Galway City 45 min, Shannon Airport 40min, Limerick City 50min,
Spacious warm & cosy, this Double Room offers a comfortable & relaxed atmosphere with plenty storage. The room is suitable for single person or couple & I can arrange a child’s travel cot, on request. Room has Tea & Coffee making facilities and Bottled water. I have a bright & comfortable Kitchen /Living space which you are welcome to use during your stay. Feel free to ask me about any other issues you may have regarding the accommodation.
I look forward to your visit, kind regards.
This is a NO smoking home, please respect that.
Outdoor footwear must be removed before going upstairs.
If you have special dietary requirements, please state at time of booking so that I can make provisions for breakfast, ie: Wheat, Meat or Dairy free, Coeliac or other......
We went to kinvara to run the half marathon and stayed with blaithin the night of the race. She could not have been more accommodating, and allowed us to check in at 10am so we could get ourselves ready for the race. the room itself was lovely and the house couldn't have been in a better location, right in the middle of the town. I would definitely stay with Blaithin again!
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Fantastic stay, would be back in a heart beat, lovely host and could have sat there for hour chatting but unfortunately had to leave early.
Blaithin is a warm, generous and interesting woman; and her place was just as she described it. Kinvara is an Irish paradise. The lodging is incredibly convenient to everything, and very comfortable and clean. The room was larger than expected. The bed was comfortable. The breakfasts were lovely. All around great experience! And do check out Blaithin's beautiful artwork. Thank you Blaithin! Until next time.
Wonderful town & a great room (pretty and quiet). I had a great conversation with Blaithin and she made a mean poached eggs and great home made bread. 10/10 would recommend.
Lovely cottage, lovely host, lovely location. Arrived in the middle of a festival. A musical treat. Highly recommended.
Recommend Blaithin ' s place. Had a wonderful time in kinvara! Location is what you would want just a block to the Bay and just around the corner from town and a good restaurant/music! Also a short walk to the castle too. Home is clean, cozy room and Blaithin is very accommodating!
I enjoy being busy Designing & Creating Ceramic Art works, along with doing other crafts, sewing/stitch work, crochet, knitting, painting, drawing, mixed media, etc, which as an Artist I am passionate about. I love the process of making also the tactile qualities of working with clay and of the handmade ceramic object. I love meeting likeminded people to interact with and perhaps to be inspired by or indeed to inspire.........
Being by the sea is important to me as I find it both invigorating and inspiring, I love to go kayaking and walking on the nearby beaches, collecting shells, driftwood, seaglass and other found objects for use in my artwork.....I am never without my camera, taking shots of this and that and everything in-between !......
I also have a passion for cooking/baking and love entertaining friends and family around the table, enjoying great company while sharing great food and a little wine!
Although not fluent in French I do love to practice speaking it when I have the opportunity...........