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A week in Connemara in October was always going to be chancy, who knew what the weather would do! As it turned out we had a few days of reasonable sunshine and a few days of heavy rain and strong winds.
On the good days we were out doing stuff, messing about in boats, taking in the beauty of Kylemore Abbey and walking on white sand beaches. With the thought that returning to our fantastic haven on the Atlantic coast was going to enhance the beautiful days we had enjoyed.
On the bad weather days we tended not to venture far from home. Maybe nip into the village to top up with the "essentials" (wine, beer, cakes and newspapers!). Then we decided which of Debbie's varied selection of DVDs we would watch, interspersed with which of our selection of Irish traditional music CD's we would listen to! I could think of no better way of passing a wet and windy day than sitting in the lounge of Sea For Miles, with a glass of really nice beer (on this occasion I discovered McGargles many fine IPAs) whilst listening to a very good Altan CD and watching the Atlantic Ocean dance "before my very eyes"!!
This is a fantastic holiday home, in a fantastic place. If you're going to Connemara, stay here - you'll love it!!!
The cottage was well suited to two couples and had everything we needed. It was warm and cosy. A good position for touring the surrounding areas - we visited Kylemore Abbey and Clifden, Galway City, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Portumno Old Workhouse and Castle. Walked along the prom at Salthill on Sunday afternoon and spent an hour or so in the sunshine watching the locals jump of the diving platforms. If you are there in the summer there are lots of lovely beaches nearby. Lots of places to eat in the area too, although none within walking distance. We followed the recommendations of the owner and we were never disappointed. The local supermarket at the end of the road had everything we needed.