Hello and welcome..our home is a family semi detached, house located in a quiet and friendly housing estate. It has a big green area outside the door and a small private garden to the back with an 8ft trampoline. We are walking distance to the local park, playground, woods and beach. We are a 10 minute drive into Galway city, or alternatively you can avail of the frequent bus service beside us. We are a child friendly home with plenty of toys, scooters etc available. We have two medium sized bedrooms one with a double bed and one with bunk beds a single on the top and double on the bottom. One bedroom has an ensuite, and the main bathroom has a bath tub with an electric shower over it. Our home is a comfortable modest family home in a great location. There are two childrens bikes available and two adult bikes. Knocknacarra is less than an 8 minute drive from Galway's city centre and is about an hour's drive from Shannon International Airport, two and a half hours from Dublin Airport, and over an hour from Knock Airport...
Take a nice leisurely walk or run on Salthill prom or pack a picnic and spend the day on Silverstrand beach. These are just some of are many safe public beaches nearby; perfect for both swimmers and walkers - these can be enjoyed winter or summer. There are many good restaurants and pubs in the area (some within walking distance of the house), others are in the two nearby villages of Salthill and Barna and there are of course, plenty cafes and bars to choose from in the city centre. There are shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, leisure centre and pharmacy within 5 minutes walk from the house with a large shopping centre 2 mins away by car. The bus into the city is only a 1 minute walk from the house;these run regularly. Galway is a fantastic, vibrant, and friendly university city. It is famous for its social scene, many festivals, great restaurants, vibrant bars and its beautiful medieval city centre. It is the gateway to the West of Ireland; Connemara and Aran Islands. Take a day trip to the Burren or Mayo from city centre.
The Irish-speaking village of Spiddal is less than 15 minutes from the house and has a fantastic craft village where talented local artists and craftspeople exhibit their work. The little fishing village of Barna is just 5 minutes away and has some great restaurants. If you want to explore the area, it is well worth going for a drive out the coast road towards Carraroe and further into Connemara and north into Clifden.
Galway is on the world map for its traditional music, friendly atmosphere and numerous festivals. The Galway Races, on the first week in August brings thousands of visitors and the city is always hopping with people out on the streets lapping up the atmosphere. Galway City (population 80, 000) is the main tourist region and University City in the West of Ireland. It is a must visit on any trip to Ireland according to all the best tour Guides. It consistently rates highly in TRIPADVISOR.COM. It is famous for its setting overlooking Galway Bay along with being the gateway to Connemara and Lough Corrib. The Salthill promenade is 6 km long and only a short distance from the house. Simply follow the path near the caravan park and golf club, and walk, or cycle all the way to town by the Atlantic Ocean.
Galwegians and visitors love to sit outside the many cafes and bars,sipping coffee, enjoying a glass of wine, having lunch or dinner or simply people watching and enjoying the street entertainment restaurants, pubs, traditional music venues, shopping, walks, golf, fishing, pony treking, sailing and heritage sites are second to none.