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|County Galway is one of the
traditional Counties of Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht.
It was named after the city of Galway. There are several strongly Irish-speaking
areas in the west of the county.
Galway - the third largest
and the fastest growing city in Ireland and the only city in the province
of Connacht. It is located on the west coast of Ireland. In Irish, Galway
is also called Cathair na Gaillimhe (City of Galway). The city takes
its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western
boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na
Gaillimhe (meaning "fort at the foot of the Gaillimh").
The word Gaillimh means "stony" as
in "stony river" (the mythical and alternative derivations are given in
History of Galway). The city also bears the nickname City of the Tribes
/ Cathair na dTreabh because "fourteen tribes" (merchant families) led
the city in its Hiberno-Norman period.
|The term tribes was
often a derogatory phrase in Cromwellian times. The merchants would have
seen themselves as English gentry, and hence were loyal to the King. Their
uncertain reaction to the siege of Galway by Cromwellian forces earned
them this label, which they subsequently adopted in defiance.
an Ghleanna (Ref: 3610) Self catering house in Inverin, Ireland
This four star holiday home
is set in a beautiful little glen right on the shores of Galway Bay. It
enjoys a majestic view of Galway Bay, the Burren, Cliff’s of Moher and
the Aran Islands. All set against the back drop of the rocky rugged beauty
of the Connemara Landscape. Providing the best in modern self catering
accommodation it is the ideal holiday location to explore the beautiful
surrounding areas of Connemara, Mayo and the Burren. There are some of
the most beautiful beaches and little cove’s dotted along this stretch
of coast line from Barna to Carna where the clear blue waters of the Atlantic
is an irresistible invitation to swimmers, snorkels and scuba divers. Carraroe
has a wonderful little coral beach which is just a short drive away, while
the nearest beach to the house is just a 2 minute walk. Galway city is
nearly a 20 minute drive depending on traffic, set at the mouth of the
river Corrib. Sleeps 4.
Cottage (Ref: 25534) Self catering cottage in Rosmuc, Connemara, Ireland
This holiday home is set
amidst the rugged Connemara landscape with sea ,shore & mountain views.
The property is secluded . The sitting room which has very comfortable
sofa, 2 armchairs & a fireplace. It has a patio door with views overlooking
the sea and mountains - ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the beauty
of Connemara! Directly from the property you can enjoy walks, treks and
cycling along the quiet country roads and to the nearby harbours on the
picturesque coast. The cottage comprises 2 bedrooms in total; 1 double,
1 twin and 1 cots, 2 of the bedrooms with en-suite facilities. . This gives
room for up to 4 people. Bed linen and towels are provided for your use.
There is room for 4 in the living room and 6 in the dining room. The open
fire can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. To prepare food you
will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, a freezer, a kettle,
a toaster. You will also find a dish washer, a washing machine, a clothes
drier, an iron and ironing board. Sleeps 4.
Bay Villa (Ref: 52813) Self catering cottage in Spiddle Inverin, Ireland
Location: Seaside - near
Spiddle. Detached dormer bungalow for 6 By the SEA with a Large Jacuzzi
bath and Satellite TV. Set on a spectacular road right by the sea(right
on the sea with clear views of the burren, cliffs of moher and the aran
islands) with beautiful maple floors throughout, this dormer bungalow has
been tastefully designed and decorated, the main bedroom features a kingsize
sleigh bed. Just 3 miles from Spiddal, well known for its beaches, restaurants
and traditional music, song and dance. Ideal for touring Connemara
National Park and sailing to the Aran Islands. Galway City is 15 miles
away, which hosts art and cultural festivals and the famous Galway Races
in the summer. With lots of quaint pubs, shops and a market on Saturday
morning. Pub 10 mins walk. Shop 15 mins walk. Sleeps 7.
cottage (Ref: 25592) self-catering cottage in Rosmuc, Connemara, Ireland
Surrounded by the sea with
the majestic Connemara Mountains in the background, this scenic area is
one of the few remaining areas devoid of commercialism. A calming place
to relax and unwind with leisurely walks and the inspiration of the poet
Padraig Pearce. It is a delightful base from which to explore the region
from the craft villages to the Aran Islands or sample the delights of the
city. There is room for 6 in the living room and 6 in the dining
room. The open fire can be used to create a comfortable atmosphere. To
prepare food you will find a cooker, an oven, a microwave, a fridge, a
freezer, a kettle, a toaster. You will also find a dish washer, a washing
machine, an iron and ironing board. The owner has also provided cutlery,
crockery, glassware, cooking utensils. Sleeps 7.
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