County Galway is famous for some of the wildest and most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Literally breathtaking, as in you will audibly gasp or suck in your breath multiple times while driving around these parts (and yes, we said that about Kerry, too, and we are truly not exaggerating about either place).
Irish Self-Catering Homes in County Galway:
Below are some of the unique and personally selected holiday rental properties we offer in this wild and achingly gorgeous area of Ireland.
Connemara – Clifden Village Houses
|Clifden Village Luxury Cottage||
Sleeps 5- 6 / 3 Bed / 3 Bath / €800 – € 1500
|Custom, comfortable, full of charm and spitting distance (almost literally – we tried it) to the High Street of Clifden Village.|
Sleeps 8/ 4 Bed / 4 Bath / € 900- € 1800
|Historic stone house conversion from the old Church of Ireland schoolhouse. A labor of love, this authentic Irish property is full of atmosphere, and just a block from the heart of the village.|
|Clifden Village Luxury Townhouse||
Sleeps 8 / 4 Bed / 4 Bath / €950 – € 1800
|Recently built 4 bedroom luxury lodge customized with modern touches in the Irish tradition, and walkable to the heart of Clifden.|
|Clifden Village Luxury Mansion||
Sleeps 22/ 11 Bed / 12 Bath / €1800 - € 6000
|Super big, super comfortable, super good times to be had with 22 of your closest friends, family or corporate team in Clifden at this luxury village mansion.|
Connemara – Near Clifden
|Clifden – Beach House||
Sleeps 15/ 8 Bed / 7+ Bath / €2100 – € 3500
|Large, comfortable, modern home for rent near Clifden with stunning water views & beach access. Perfect for families, reunions or large groups traveling together (photos & details)|
|Clifden – Kingstown Bay View House||
Sleeps 6/ 3 Bed / 2 Bath / € 895- € 1295
|Contemporary, comfortable, private, vacation home in the traditional Irish style, with exceptional views and terrific peace and quiet. A home away from home for relaxing, touring and enjoying all that the Connemara area has to offer (photos & details)|
|Clifden – Vivianne’s Waterside House||
Sleeps 7/ 4 Bed / 3 Bath / € 800- € 1300
|Peaceful, historic and art-filled waterside cottage, recently restored, with bay views and convenient location a few minutes from Clifden village – a unique holiday short-let full of comfort and charm.|
|Derrigimlagh 4 Bedroom House||Sleeps 8/ 4 Bed / 3 Bath / € 895- € 1295|
|Restored Irish Cottage in historic location close to Clifden and Ballyconneely, spacious, cozy turf burning hearth, a house filled with charm, comfort and enjoying lovely views.|
Connemara – Greater Connemara Region
|Cashel Bay Luxury Water View House||
Sleeps 10/ 5 Bed / 5 Bath / €1800 - € 3000
|Period architecture and design in a modern-era luxury waterside house for rent in the Connemara region of Ireland.|
|Letterfrack Artist’s Retreat||
Sleeps 8/ 4 Bed / 3 Bath / € 895- € 1295
|Contemporary and comfortable, very private and filled with lush details. Nicel views and terrific peace and quiet. Perfect for touring the Connemara region.|
Greater Galway County
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About County Galway:
A place of great natural beauty, historic monuments and religious relics, and more modern adventure, County Galway is a great place to base, to enjoy the region or to fan out into nearby countryside in counties Mayo and Clare as well. County Galway has a number of well known and highly regarded golf courses, as well as exceptional opportunities for sport fishing, horse riding equestrian activities and watersports. For what is essentially a small and quiet country in many respects, visitors to Ireland, and especially to County Galway, do not lack for things to do, see, eat and experience! You will never be bored here.
Things to Do in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland
Between the views, outdoor & watersport activities, restaurants, shops, the archaeological sites, historical monuments and the heritage centers, there is no shortage of things to do and see in this part of the country. SCENIC DRIVES & WALKS The Connemara and West Galway up to Mayo have some of the most scenic driving on the island. There are at least 20 self-guided walks through the area that will take your breath away. NATURE & THE GREAT OUTDOORS Within very short drives are the following famous and magnificent (not hyperbole – they are truly stunning) Irish landscapes: Connemara National Park- 3000 acres of woodlands, bogs and mountains. The road from Roundstone to Clifden is one of the most interesting and unusual drives you’re likely to traverse. HERITAGE , HISTORY & ISLAND-HOPPING Kylmore Abbey - Benedictine abbey, gothic church and Victorian walled gardens. You’ve likely seen this in photos, and it is a must-see in person. Innishboffin and Aran Islands - Beautiful walks, beaches and ancient ruins to explore. GOLF, FISHING, BOATING & WATERSPORTS Connemara Golf Club - A championship links course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Cruises and Boat Charters - Killary Fjord cruises and coastal boat charters to tour the Connemara coast by sea. Scuba diving, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking - There is no shortage of opportunities for fun in the Irish summer sun. We can send you loads of information about planning your outdoor adventures while in Clifden.
Getting Around the Connemara & Galway:
There are buses, trains and coach rentals to avail yourself of in the area, however car travel is the easiest way to go for the best flexibility in travel & sightseeing. Aer Aran has regional flights from the larger airports to Galway, and out to the Aran Islands. Ferries run in the region as well.
If staying in Galway City or the village of Clifden, you can probably get by without a car, but will limited in where you’ll be able to go and when you’ll need to go or prepare to return. Renting a car is easy, convenient and the greatest way to explore the gasp-worthy unique and diverse scenery of the Connemara and surrounds.