Beautiful 200 year old self-catering cottage, 5 min from Headford town pubs, restaurants and shops. 20 min from Galway and its attractions. Near to Lough Corrib and Lough Hackett, both are excellent for fishing. Salthill beach is close by, which is perfect for families. Hiking, cycling, golf and horse-riding are available in the local countryside or visit the magnificent Connemara Mountains. Galway races are a great attraction in Jul, Aug, Sept and Oct. The cottage sits in two acres of private land opposite a protected area of forest and is completely private and secluded, with a gated driveway. It has been completely refurbished and fully modern. Sky TV, flame effect electric fire and sofa bed, which sleeps 2. The cottage sleeps 6 people in total, plus a cot. Towels & bed linen are provided. Outdoor 3 seater swing chair to enjoy peacefull tranquility. £210-£318 per week. Looking to relax, this is the place. An ideal retreat for walkers and those just seeking peace and quiet.
Some of the historic and regional attractions: *Aran islands*, it is a place steeped in immense cultural heritage and history. Gaelic language is the first language of its residents. It is considered the foothold of Irish culture. *Connemara* has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. '*Connemara* is a savage beauty', *Oscar Wilde* a visit to Ireland and Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquillity that is Kylemore Abbey & Garden. *The Burren* A unique limestone plateau, it contains dozens of megalithic tombs and Celtic crosses and a ruined Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century, Corcomroe. This area is especially beautiful in spring with its abundant rare wild flowers. *The Cliffs of Moher* are 214 m high at the highest point and range for 8 km over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountain.
Ideal fishing location.
Golf and horse riding are available in local countryside.
If your interest is cycling or hiking you'll love it.
A perfect retreat if you just want to get away from the pace of every day life and enjoy peace and tranquility.
Headford, some 28 km north of Galway, is the popular angling centre for the eastern shore of Lough Corrib, and Greenfields, some 6.5 km west of the town, is its boating harbour. The town is situated next to the Black River (noted also for its trout angling) which is the county boundary with Mayo. Headford is also the centre of an area rich in archaeological monuments, ranging from prehistoric burial cairns, Iron Age stone enclosures, early Norman and later castles, to a bewildering array of monastic sites.
Today, the modern cattle mart, although replacing the fairs and markets once held in the town's two squares, ensures the local popularity of this North Galway town.
Headford is twinned with the picturesque town of Le Faouët in Brittany, France.
Places of Interest
Ross Errilly Friary
Standing in serene solitude on the South bank of the Black River, just two miles West from the town of Headford in Co. Galway the Franciscan Friary of Ross is recognised by many historians both past and present as the best preserved monastic ruin of its period in Ireland. It was founded in 1349 by the then Archbishop of Tuam Dr. Malachy MacHugh, who was a native of the Headford area and, as it happens, a member of the Franciscan order.
Killursa is about 1.5 miles west of Headford on the Greenfields road. It is a ruined church set in an extensive graveyard. The ruin measures 70feet by 24feet, and it has a gothic pointed doorway, and a large mullioned gothic window, which indicates that the present structure was erected after the Norman invasion, 1169. A wall was built across this church, probably cutting off a section for the officiating clergyman, who had his habitat there. Killursa means the church of St. Fursa whose statue one sees as one enters the graveyard. It was here St. Fursa had the famous visions of the unseen world which grave authors assert inspired Dante to write his “Comedia Divina”.