This spacious and bright home has everything one would look for, free wifi, satellite TV with sports channels, DVD player, all mod cons in the kitchen, ample parking spaces, outside bench & BBQ to dine al fresco. There is a huge enclosed garden for the kids to play and is within easy walking distance to all shops, restaurants and bars of Roundstone Village.
Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain. Roundstone is teeming with festivals and events during the summer months, such as the local regatta and the pony show; all of which are great family days out!
Gurteen & Dog's Bay are two of the finest beaches in Ireland. Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay lie back to back and form a Tom Bolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. Gurteen Beach is the larger of the two and the closer to Roundstone. The water is crystal clear and it is very safe for swimming and other water based activities.
This holiday home is a perfect haven for families, golfers, mountain climbers, wind surfing, canoeing and those seeking a peaceful scenic location.
Ground Floor Level:
Dining room with table seating 6 people, sliding doors leading out to the side of the house with stunning sea & mountain views overlooking the 12 Bens, large fully fitted kitchen with all appliances.
Reception room with huge picture window overlooking sea and mountain views, TV with satellite channels, fireplace, leather sofa and 2 chairs.
Double bedroom with ensuite shower room
Stairs leading to First Floor
Double bedroom with fabulous views
Further family bathroom with bath and shower overhead
Large room housing twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes adjoining double bedroom (perfect for family with young children)
Towels & linen are supplied
What about afternoon lunch in the beautiful fishing village of Roundstone and afterwards let the kids enjoy some time on the Monkey Bars in the Village playground? The village has an ample amount of excellent bars and restaurants. Its traditional craft centre; selling locally produced handmade pottery, jewellery and instruments! Your one stop shop for unique gifts to bring home.
Roundstone is teeming with festivals and events during the summer months, such as the local regatta and the pony show; all of which are great family days out!
Looking to experience some traditional Irish music, Irish nights take place in the upper community hall, every Wednesday at 8:30pm, all ages welcome!
Starting the beginning of June; there will be a local market in the village with stalls selling fresh local produce and crafts. Well worth a visit.
Fishing trips suitable for all the family! Catch and cook your own dinner!! Don’t have great sea legs? Take a trip down to the pier. Local fishermen are well known for selling their fresh catch at the end of the day!
The village of Roundstone lies on the western arm of Bertraghboy bay in Connemara, Co. Galway, 48 miles (77km) north-west of Galway city. This Connemara village is beautifully set on one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Ireland overlooking the Atlantic at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain.
Over the years Roundstone village in Connemara has attracted national and international artists to work in Roundstone. Checkout Yvonne Kings Studio and the Stable Gallery which features contemporary art.
For avid golfers, Ballyconneely golf course is in close driving distance to the house. Enjoy an early morning round on a fresh summer morning.
The Point Pony trekking centre will ensure a fun family day out on one of their pony treks. A unique Connemara experience!
Take a tour of the Connemara Smoke House and watch how the salmon it traditionally prepared for smoking and enjoy a tasting of their delicious smoked salmon! Tours operate every Wednesday during the summer months at 3pm!
Gurteen is the larger of the two and the closer to Roundstone. The water is crystal clear and it is very safe for swimming and other water based activities. It is naturally protected by the headland which it faces to the South and it is a popular destination for holiday makers in the summertime.
Dog’s Bay (or Port na Fadoige in Irish meaning Bay of Plovers) faces due west. It is famous for its Foraminiferal Sands which are made of millions of microscopic shells. It is a stunning beach with its bright white sands and crystal blue water. Since 1991 the dunes separating Gurteen Beach from Dog’s Bay have been the focus of intensive efforts to plant Mar ram Grass to stem coastal erosion. Visitors are requested to respect the signs restricting access to the dunes. The wild headland which stretches out into the Atlantic between the two beaches is an area of great beauty and is a fantastic walk where you will be surrounded by water on three sides.
Roundstone offers excellent water sports throughout the summer months, both bays are bustling with yauchts, dinghies, windsurfing, canoeing, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing. Equipment is available for rent on the beaches
Bow Waves, Professional Maritime Training
At Bow Waves you'll find an unrivalled choice of water sports. Learn to sail or learn something new, go for qualifications, or work in water sports - the opportunities at Bow Waves. You can try dinghy sailing, power boating, keelboat sailing or yacht sailing. With over a decade of experience, you'll be in great hands. They are enthusiastic and have a dedicated team of instructors the most highly qualified and experienced you will find in Ireland. Bow Waves offers the largest range of marine training in Ireland.
Fully certified training school by the Irish Sailing Association, Department of Transport and The Royal Yachting Association. Enjoy your visit! Visit the Bow Waves website here.
Sea Angling Charters on board The Lady Marilyn
Take a short trip and visit the nearby islands. You can enjoy a day of birdwatching or seal watching can also be arranged. Charter a boat by the day or have a leisurely evening cruise on the sheltered waters around our coast. A 40ft Lochin with twin 350hp Volvo engines. Full Irish Department of the Marine Safety Certificate. Licensed to carry 12 anglers plus 2 crew. All the latest “Furno” electronics including colour plotter, radar fish finder and VHF Radio. Fishing trips suitable for all
Weekly, weekends, daily or evening charter available. Two or three day trip to the Aran Islands or to Inishbofin a speciality. Daily Sailings at 10am and return at 6pm. Evening trips 6.30pm and return at 9pm, depending on demand.
There are numerous rivers and lakes around Roundstone which offer the fresh water angler opportunities to catch Salmon, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Eels. Permits have to be obtained in order to fish some of the lakes and rivers, more information can be found at G. Stanley & Son, Market Street, Clifden.
Walking - Local maps can be found for these mountain climbs
Dolan is the ideal location for some of the most beautiful walking routes. Take a hike up Errisbeg Mountain and soak in the beautiful views from the summit; a great trek to do with the older kids in your family! Or take a trail steeped in history? The Derrygimlagh trek will take you to the landing site of Alcock and Brown’s Trans Atlantic flight and also where the first Marconi wireless Trans Atlantic station was established.
This hill route, directly between Roundstone village and Errisbeg (300m), has much to offer, not least the wonderful views from the summit. But it has a good bite for such a moderate hill. Most experienced hill walkers will find this relatively easy, but I would suggest that less experienced hill walkers should be in the company of such an experienced walker, or skip it altogether. I’d recommend a walking stick and all the normal hill walking gear. Boots are a must for this walk.
This is a simple out and back hill climb, to a summit of just 311m (1010ft). It starts at sea level, and it is quite steep nearer the top, so be prepared for bit more of a fight than you might otherwise expect. Though it is not overly demanding, this is a walk for experienced hill walkers. You should boots and a walking stick, swell as all the normal hill walking gear. Because this is a stand-alone hill rising quickly from the level countryside to a small top, the views from the summit are simply amazing.
Start & Finish: A roadside car park at St. James’ Church in Cashel, some 14km from Roundstone.
Drive to Start: From Roundstone, drive north on the R341, turning right at the T-junction for Cashel. Swing left onto Toombeola Bridge and just after the old Riverside Bar, turn right, sign-posted Cashel/Carna. Continue on this scenic R342 road beside Cloonile Bay and then Cashel Bay, passing the Cashel sign and then the former post office. Watch for the church on the left, and park opposite it.
Derrygimlagh is noteworthy for several reasons. In the early years of the last century, Gugliemo Marconi established the first ever commercial transatlantic wireless station up here. Then Alcock and Brown landed their first ever transatlantic flight on the very same spot in 1919. It is nowadays a peaceful, beautiful area and I really like walking here. This route involves some walking on the R341 road, but even that bit is scenic enough and you’ll get most of it out of the way at the start.
Start & Finish: At a car parking space outside a small roadside oratory on the Clifden road, some 20km from Roundstone.
Drive to Start: From Roundstone, drive along the R341 through Ballyconneely and continue towards Clifden. When the road starts to ascend as it leaves the shoreline, watch for that small oratory, with stained glass windows, on the right. It is just over 5km after Ballyconneely. There is ample parking space here.
Tour de Bog
Simple route - follow the R341 through Ballyconneely, turn right at Ballinaboy onto a quieter road across the bog, and then turn right onto the R341 again at Toombeola, back to Roundstone.
Please note that oil and electricity is charged separate. Linen & towels are inclusive in the rateWelcome Pack: Fruit bowl & start pack of fuel for fireWe
will require €100 security deposit on arrival. As long as there are no
damages or breakages we will refund this full amount on day of