Ceol na Mara is a beautiful holiday home located on the Bunowen Road in Louisburgh with lovely views of Croagh Patrick and Clare Island. It is finished to a very high standard.
Spacious 3 bedroom semi-detached house which sleeps 7.
Upstairs accommodation: Master ensuite bedroom with kingsize bed and large second bedroom with double and 2 single beds (also ensuite).
Double bedroom and main bathroom downstairs.
Tastefully furnished throughout. Solid fuel stove in living room. LCD TV and DVD players in living room and large double & twin room upstairs.
TV in living room has satellite TV for all popular UK channels. Dining area has french doors to sunny west facing rear garden with furniture for outdoor eating. Parking available.
The house is a 1 minute walk from the village with its great restaurants and traditional bars.
The house is close to many wonderful beaches such as Old Head and Carrowmore (both within 5 minutes drive) and Cross Strand.
Within easy reach of Clare Island (by boat) and Westport. Ideal base for all activities including walking, climbing (10 minute drive from Croagh Patrick), trekking, surfing and fishing.
Included in rental: electricity, heating, hand-towels and bed linen. A small number of bath towels also available for use.
A travel cot, high chair and stair gates are available in the house if needed.
The attractive town of Louisburgh, or Kilgeever as it used to be known, is built on the Bunowen River, in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. Constructed in 1795 by the 3rd Earl of Altamount, John Denis Browne of Westport, to house Catholic refugees escaping sectarian conflict in the north of Ireland, it retains many 18th century features in style and scale. Louisburgh is a beautiful small town with lots of character and the surrounding townlands are packed full of history and charm. It is an area of immense natural beauty with Croagh Patrick to the east, the Atlantic to the west, the Sheaffrey and Mweelrea Mountains to the south and Clew Bay to the north.
Every year, on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, the town hosts a traditional music festival - Louisburgh Feile Chois Cuain - attracting a large number of music enthusiasts from many parts of Ireland and abroad.
The town of Westport is approx 14 miles north of Louisburgh while Leenane is approx 20 miles to the south of Louisburgh. Nearby Roonagh Pier, approx 6 km from the town, is the departure point for ferries to Clare Island and Inishturk. Other beautiful scenic drives include going south to Connemara via Doolough and Leenane, north to Achill via Westport and Newport, or to Ballycastle and the Ceide Fields via Castlebar and Pontoon, or east to Tourmakeady and Lough Nafooey via Westport/Tourmakeady and Leenane.
Louisburgh is the central point of a land mass of approx 450 square miles in expanse, stretching from Killary Fjord in the south, to the Owenree River in the north, and from the coast to the Erriff valley watershed in the east. This landscape is designated, in the Mayo County Development Plan, as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and calls have been made for its designation as a 'Special Amenity Area'.