Some local attractions include:

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded during World War 1 for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium. The current Mother Abbess of the Benedictine Community is Mary Margaret Funk.

Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park is one of six national parks in the Republic of Ireland that are managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. It is located in the west of Ireland within County Galway.

Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a tourism trail on the west coast, and on parts of the north and south coasts, of the Republic of Ireland. The 2,500 km (1,553 mile) driving route passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal's Inishowen Peninsula in Ulster to Kinsale, County Cork, in Munster, on the Celtic Sea coast.


Our river is stocked with fresh trout and is a recognised Salmon run. The fishing rights in bygone days belonged to our neighbouring Ballynahinch Castle. Ballynahinch currently provides some of the best fresh water fishing & shoots available in Europe. Boundary fencing provides a break between the river and immediate garden. However, you require fishing license which can be purchased in Stanleys in Clifden.

Sea fishing trips take place daily from Roundstone and Cleggan in season. These are paid for and arranged by the guest.


Championship Golf Courses are also located close to the Cottage. Ask for Dominic at Connemara Championship Golf Course in Ballyconneely.

Other Attractions:

Absolutely fabuluous crystal clear waters and unspoilt beaches, some coral, abound everywhere so enjoy ! There are lots and lots of must do and see activities surrounding Cuach Cottage & Clifden, The Sky Road for example, not to be missed. Roundstone, a small village set in a time warp with one of the best eateries to be found anywhere, ie. The Roundstone House Hotel. Whilst here visit Dog's Bay and Gurteen Beach, walk the headland here and experience The Wild Atlantic up close, just magnificent ! Ballynahinch Castle with all it's old world elegance is literally within sight. Try their seafood platter beside the roaring turf fire accompanied with a fine pint of Guinness. The 12 Bens / Pins are always looming up in the background, great trecking experience for the outdoorsy people, Errisbeg for the not so adventureous. I must mention the return leg from Roundstone to our cottage, its just inspiring, freedom, open air, lake dotted terrain with Connemara sheep roaming everywhere a fab. thing to do whether driving, walking or cycling. Diamond Hill can be viewed from this route, sticking up proudly between the 12 Bens. A great day out can be had by visiting Connemara National Park, climbing Diamond Hill to the apex and what a view ! Three different levels so all family members can have a go. Another great day out, visit the Aran Islands or even closer still take the ferry from Cleggan to Inisbofin, hire a few bicycles, and tour this stunningly beautiful island offering everything really to the visitor. So, So much, to see and do. 

Other Activities:

Kayaking, Snorkeling, Swimming, Paragliding, Exploring. Why not bring the children shrimping for an afternoon ???.

Did you know?

We are less than one hours drive away from the cultural gem of Galway City. Out stunning cottage is nearby Clifden, offering an array the finest eating establishments in the West of Ireland. Excellent shopping is also close by.


5 stars - accomodation holiday home connemara

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location.

Ideal for switching off for a week-end and exploring Connemara.


Helena - July 2022

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