Connemara, Galway Bay, By The Sea

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Cor na Ron Lair, Connemara, Galway, Ireland

Right beside the sea, just 200 metres up from the shore, with a sandy cove ideal for swimming. View of Galway Bay, Aran Islands and The Burren. Close to ferry for Islands. Spiddal village with traditional Irish music, 5 mins. away, Galway 30 mins.

Your host, Davnet
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Right beside the sea, just 200 metres up from the shore, with a sandy cove ideal for swimming. View of Galway Bay, Aran Islands and The Burren. Close to ferry for Islands. Spiddal village with traditional Irish music, 5 mins. away, Galway 30 mins.

The Space

Imagine hearing the sound of waves from your bedroom, smelling the salt when you open the window, seeing Galway Bay so close up, you can reach the shore in 2 mins! A view awaits you from every window, look over the water to the Burren Hills, the Cliffs of Moher in the distance, and the Aran Islands' white sand beaches on the skyline.
You'll have an En suite bedroom, with large picture window onto the garden a small annex adjoining with desk and wifi connection. Front door entrance.

Come for two nights, and in the morning, I'll take you to the ferry for the Aran Islands, (Rosaveel) where you can explore for the day. Then I'll collect you on return, let you freshen up and drop you to Spiddal where you can have a real Italian pizza, try a Guinness in a traditional pub, possibly hear some music. Or drive to Barna to enjoy more gourmet fare!

This is a modern house by the beach. It is open plan onto a south facing sun-room with large windows and wonderful views. The garden is spacious and has outdoor seating. It has always been grown organically without the use of chemicals. There are no cats, so the bird-song is a delight.

Located on a quiet side road that leads to a sandy cove, we are well positioned for leisurely sea-side strolls or more sprightly walks around the bog. For serious hikers the Connemara hills are nearby. There are many small rivers and lakes that are good for fishing and there are two golf courses.

As this is a Gaeltacht area, Irish is the 1st spoken language, (now most people are bi-lingual). A vibrant culture exists still, in music, dance, theatre etc. Each week-end in summer there are racing festivals of traditional boats along with festivals of traditional music.

It’s an area to savor, to absorb slowly. Meander down small roads, be surprised by the extraordinary clarity of the light, the photographic reflections in bog pools. Come prepared to explore, to discover, forget about being a tourist!

Languages spoken: French, Spanish, Irish, English (some German when my daughter is home).

Personal background;
In my early days I studied Arts at University College Galway, graduated with a BA and Dip Ed.

I taught at secondary level for some years, in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

In the mid 80s I again became a full-time student and did a visual arts diploma, specializing in Stained-Glass. From then I worked free-lance giving courses and working commissions.

While living in Australia in the 80s, I bought a Victorian cottage in the Blue Mountains, NSW (which I enjoyed renovating) and ended up staying 10 years.

On my return to Ireland I settled first in the Burren, where again I undertook renovations of a run-down cottage and then with that experience designed my current house, (built from scratch) which has nothing old in it!

Four years ago, I returned to my Alma Mater and did an MA in Writing. I’ve since had some modest success writing poetry and short-stories.

I’ve traveled widely in South East Asia, the US and Europe and very much enjoy sharing traveler's tales.

Guest Access

Double bedroom with picture window. Adjoining shower-room, alcove with desk, phone, internet access. Guests are welcome to enjoy the sunroom where breakfast is served and to sit in the comfortable living-room in the evening.

Interaction with Guests

I'm here at home to meet guests, and also meet at Spiddal village by arrangement. I serve breakfast and give suggestions on touring/site-seeing. I'm happy to take guests to the ferry port and to collect them on return from the islands.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Davnet is a really nice and lovely Person. The House has a amazing few over the see. It was relaxing to be in the nature, go swimming in the Morning and just calm down.
    Thank for the lovely time with you Davnet!

    June 2014
  • The place was very nice, clean and bright. Location and neighbourhood are quiet and relaxing.
    Davnet is a great host: friendly, patient and always willing to give good recommendations on the places to visit.
    Our stay was lovely and I would recommend Davnet's place to anyone who wants to enjoy Irish nature and hospitality.

    June 2014
  • Davnet was friendly, warm, accommodating and helpful. Staying with her was a real treat. Her garden is absolutely lovely, and so is she! I can't say enough how wonderful it was to stay with her. Great breakfast, too.

    May 2014
    Response from Davnet:

    So generous Crista, Many thanks. Hope you found lots of sheep on your travels! Wishing you every success with your art work. Davnet

    May 2014
  • Davnet did a great job welcoming us to Ireland on our first night in country. She provided pleasant conversation, as well as recommendations that we would not find in any guidebook for seeing the Connemara countryside, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Additionally, her house, which is just outside Galway, has beautiful views of the Aran Islands from the yard, and the two minute walk to the rocky seashore made for a wonderful evening stroll.

    May 2014
    Response from Davnet:

    Thanks Rushanna, hope you've caught the travel bug and come back son again.D

    May 2014
  • Davnet was a great host! She is really relaxed, was always up for a little chat and happy to give us some tipps and recommendations about where to go for a daytrip or to grab food, which was really helpful. Her house is just lovely and we would definitely recommend to stay with her.

    May 2014
    Response from Davnet:

    Thanks so much Lisa, hope the rest of your honeymoon has been memorable, Davnet

    May 2014
  • Davnet was a lovely host and made us feel very at home. Her house is just right beside the sea and the setting is beautiful. Very nice breakfast with freshly baked bread/muffins for breakfast and a cosy fire in the evenings. She is full of knowledge about the local area and the Arran Islands. I would highly recommend a stay in her house. She is a fantastic host. Thanks for the lovey stay! x

    April 2014
    Response from Davnet:

    Thanks Colin, it was a pleasure to meet you and have you to stay. Davnet

    April 2014
  • Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez Davnet. C'est une hôte très accueillante, sympathique et intéréssante. Elle a été de très bon conseils pour nos différentes excursions. Nous avons eu des conversations passionnantes sur l'Irlande, le voyage et plein d'autres sujets. Mais Davnet sait aussi laisser place à l'intimité.

    La maison est décorée avec goût. Le point de vue de la fenêtre de la chambre est juste magnifique. On a eu la chance de se réveiller éclairés par le soleil avec vue sur la baie ...

    Bref: c'est une très belle maison dans un très bel endroit avec une hôte exceptionnelle !

    April 2014
    Response from Davnet:

    Merci Julien, a Bientot. Davnet

    April 2014
  • Davnet est une merveilleuse hôte, elle avait toujours une intention(thé, café...) pour (website hidden) bon conseil pour les visites et restaurants. Charmante maison au bord de mer.

    April 2014
    Response from Davnet:

    Merci Christele, enchante de faire votre connaisance. Davnet

    April 2014
  • I was staying at Davnet's with my wife. We had a lovely time and were made to feel very welcome. The house overlooks the sea and is brilliantly located if you want to explore Connemara. And Galway city is just down the road. Davnet is really interesting. Would definitely stay with her again.

    April 2014
  • I stayed at Davnets house with my boyfriend for two nights. Her house is perfect located to go to Inishmore by ferry. The house is nearby the sea and it's comfortable. Davnet and her daughter were nice hosts and very friendly.We had a few nice chats with them. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend staying with Davnet to everyone.

    August 2013
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Hi, I'm Davnet, a nature-loving, outdoor person, fairly well traveled in Europe, Sth East Asia, and Australia. I'm particularly interested in cultural exchange, customs, language, and cuisine. And enjoy sharing traveler's tales. I speak Irish, French (rustily), and Spanish (rustily). Mostly I work in the Arts, I do Stained-Glass commissions. Currently I'm writing. I adore theatre, and also enjoy contemporary dance. In summer I swim daily in our beautiful sandy cove at the bottom of the road. My other outdoor pursuits are gardening, and walking, and there are many beautiful places in this area to explore.
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