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EAn Ceardlann Craft and Design Studios is an Irish handcrafts haven where ten in-house artisans design, create and sell their unique wares. Ceardlann - "must stop" in Irish - is indeed such a port of call for visitors interested in Irish culture and craft. Various studios house these artist's workshops where basket weaving, acrylic painting, stained glass, pottery, screen printing, weaving and Celtic jewellery are created. Builín Blasta Café is a great stop to un-wind after a long day shopping in the Spiddal Craft Centre or for passers-by on the R336. A range of fantastic home made dishes and delicious desserts is available. The café also stocks a range of Builín Blasta chutneys, salad dressings and hand-made chocolates to take home and savour. All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible
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Spiddal Craft and Design Studios
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EAn Ceardlann Craft and Design Studios is an Irish handcrafts haven where ten in-house artisans design, create and sell their unique wares. Ceardlann - "must stop" in Irish - is indeed such a port of call for visitors interested in Irish culture and craft. Various studios house these artist's workshops where basket weaving, acrylic painting, stained glass, pottery, screen printing, weaving and Celtic jewellery are created. Builín Blasta Café is a great stop to un-wind after a long day shopping in the Spiddal Craft Centre or for passers-by on the R336. A range of fantastic home made dishes and delicious desserts is available. The café also stocks a range of Builín Blasta chutneys, salad dressings and hand-made chocolates to take home and savour. All the shops are completely wheelchair accessible
The Coral Strand (Trá an Dóilín) in An Cheathru Rua (Carraroe) is another outstanding beach, with a Blue Flag and a lifeguard on duty in summer months. Trá an Dóilín is unusual for its golden coral sand. This beach is around 8km from the house and a must see.
The Coral Strand
The Coral Strand (Trá an Dóilín) in An Cheathru Rua (Carraroe) is another outstanding beach, with a Blue Flag and a lifeguard on duty in summer months. Trá an Dóilín is unusual for its golden coral sand. This beach is around 8km from the house and a must see.
Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. A number of walking trails beginning at the Visitor Centre offer walkers a variety of scenic routes and nature trails through the park. Stunning vistas from the 400-metre high Diamond Hill include the distant islands of Inishbofin, Inishturk and Inishshark, and the turreted Kylemore Abbey. The park is also home to Connemara ponies, red deer and an enormous variety of bird-life, including skylarks, stonechats and peregrine falcons. Other remnants of times past include ruined houses, a disused lime kiln, old sheep pens, an ice house, ancient walls and Tobar Mweelin, a well which was formerly used to supply water to Kylemore Castle. The Visitor Centre features include exhibitions, the ‘Man and the landscape’ multi-lingual audio visual show and tea room (seasonal). Entrance to the Visitor Centre is free of charge. A summer programme of guided walks and special events for younger visitors are also available at the Visitor Centre. Connemara is one of six such national parks in Ireland.
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Parque Nacional de Connemera
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Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the park's mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. A number of walking trails beginning at the Visitor Centre offer walkers a variety of scenic routes and nature trails through the park. Stunning vistas from the 400-metre high Diamond Hill include the distant islands of Inishbofin, Inishturk and Inishshark, and the turreted Kylemore Abbey. The park is also home to Connemara ponies, red deer and an enormous variety of bird-life, including skylarks, stonechats and peregrine falcons. Other remnants of times past include ruined houses, a disused lime kiln, old sheep pens, an ice house, ancient walls and Tobar Mweelin, a well which was formerly used to supply water to Kylemore Castle. The Visitor Centre features include exhibitions, the ‘Man and the landscape’ multi-lingual audio visual show and tea room (seasonal). Entrance to the Visitor Centre is free of charge. A summer programme of guided walks and special events for younger visitors are also available at the Visitor Centre. Connemara is one of six such national parks in Ireland.
Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, one of Ireland’s best-loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920.
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Abadia de Kylemore
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Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, one of Ireland’s best-loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920.
Connemara’s Hidden Gem - Below the Connemara Mountains lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!
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Glengowla mines
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Connemara’s Hidden Gem - Below the Connemara Mountains lies a way of life long abandoned and almost forgotten just waiting for you to explore!
Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. Brigit’s Garden is very family-friendly with a kids’ discovery trail, a natural playground and lots of opportunity to explore. Our Visitor Centre houses the Garden Café with excellent fresh food, the colourful Gift Shop and a function room.
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Brigit's Garden & Café
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Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland. Brigit’s Garden is very family-friendly with a kids’ discovery trail, a natural playground and lots of opportunity to explore. Our Visitor Centre houses the Garden Café with excellent fresh food, the colourful Gift Shop and a function room.
Galway City Museum is a museum in Galway City, County Galway, Ireland. It was founded on 29 July 2006, and is located beside the Spanish Arch.
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Museu da Cidade Galway
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Galway City Museum is a museum in Galway City, County Galway, Ireland. It was founded on 29 July 2006, and is located beside the Spanish Arch.
Located just off the coast of Galway are the Irish-speaking Aran Islands. The largest of the three islands, Inis Mór, has been described as 'one of the world’s top island destinations' by National Geographic. Reachable by ferry from Rossaveal, a 5-minute drive from Tigh Tommy Connolly, the welcoming island is home to the World Heritage site Dún Aonghasa, a Bronze Age fort set on dramatic 300 feet high cliff.
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Ilhas de Aran
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Located just off the coast of Galway are the Irish-speaking Aran Islands. The largest of the three islands, Inis Mór, has been described as 'one of the world’s top island destinations' by National Geographic. Reachable by ferry from Rossaveal, a 5-minute drive from Tigh Tommy Connolly, the welcoming island is home to the World Heritage site Dún Aonghasa, a Bronze Age fort set on dramatic 300 feet high cliff.
The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) - Red Bull Cliff Diving Site, Inis Mór, Árainn.
Poll na bPéist - The Wormhole
The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) - Red Bull Cliff Diving Site, Inis Mór, Árainn.
The world renowned seven day Galway Races Summer Festival returns for its 150th year, from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August 2019. “Galway” continues to do what it has always done. It stirs the soul, makes our hearts beat that little bit faster and brings us together as families. The style, the entertainment, the sense of history and all the thrills of top-quality racing…thinking about it is enough to give you goose-bumps. Or, in other words, it’s enough to make your hair stand on end!
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Galway Races
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The world renowned seven day Galway Races Summer Festival returns for its 150th year, from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August 2019. “Galway” continues to do what it has always done. It stirs the soul, makes our hearts beat that little bit faster and brings us together as families. The style, the entertainment, the sense of history and all the thrills of top-quality racing…thinking about it is enough to give you goose-bumps. Or, in other words, it’s enough to make your hair stand on end!
DescriptionThe Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. Construction began in 1958 on the site of the old city prison.
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Galway Cathedral
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DescriptionThe Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, commonly known as Galway Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Galway, Ireland, and one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the city. Construction began in 1958 on the site of the old city prison.
Connemara Isles Golf Club is a 9 (18) hole links golf course set in the stunning location of south Connemara bounded by the Atlantic ocean. The course and clubhouse is truly unique as they date back pre-famine times. With the traditional thatched clubhouse, and the spectacular views of the Twelve Bens mountains, quaint surrounding and the sea, this is a truly Irish and exciting golfing experience.
Connemara Isles Golf Club
Connemara Isles Golf Club is a 9 (18) hole links golf course set in the stunning location of south Connemara bounded by the Atlantic ocean. The course and clubhouse is truly unique as they date back pre-famine times. With the traditional thatched clubhouse, and the spectacular views of the Twelve Bens mountains, quaint surrounding and the sea, this is a truly Irish and exciting golfing experience.
Places to eat
For that exquisite dining experience, book your table in the award-winning West Restaurant, a foodie parardise that offers guests contemporary dishes with a nod to tradition. West pays tribute to its strong West of Ireland roots with a menu influenced by rural practices of foraging, fishing and fermentation techniques and heavily driven by seasonality. The wine list alone has won numerous awards and again most recently “The Best Wine List in Ireland.” The embracingly warm atmosphere in the Pins Gastro Bar makes it the heart and soul of the hotel. The food menu features a seasonally inspired mix of plates and bar bites. It’s a casual alternative to the fine dining experience offered by our friends in West Restaurant. The bar offers truly artisanal cocktails, craft beers, rare spirits and vintage wines. Enjoy a pizza menu of traditional Italian classics as well as locally-inspired choices in Pizza Dozzina, and watch as your delicious pizza is created in the magnificent MV Napoliforni stone oven. Perfect after a day of meetings or meanderings. For fresh coffee and delicious breads, cakes and pastries, pop into The Twelve Bakery Shop. Here you can also pick up some gourmet holiday gifts like onion marmalade, food hampers, organic chocolates and wine. The bakery also stocks an extensive range of gluten-free products.
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The Twelve Hotel Galway
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For that exquisite dining experience, book your table in the award-winning West Restaurant, a foodie parardise that offers guests contemporary dishes with a nod to tradition. West pays tribute to its strong West of Ireland roots with a menu influenced by rural practices of foraging, fishing and fermentation techniques and heavily driven by seasonality. The wine list alone has won numerous awards and again most recently “The Best Wine List in Ireland.” The embracingly warm atmosphere in the Pins Gastro Bar makes it the heart and soul of the hotel. The food menu features a seasonally inspired mix of plates and bar bites. It’s a casual alternative to the fine dining experience offered by our friends in West Restaurant. The bar offers truly artisanal cocktails, craft beers, rare spirits and vintage wines. Enjoy a pizza menu of traditional Italian classics as well as locally-inspired choices in Pizza Dozzina, and watch as your delicious pizza is created in the magnificent MV Napoliforni stone oven. Perfect after a day of meetings or meanderings. For fresh coffee and delicious breads, cakes and pastries, pop into The Twelve Bakery Shop. Here you can also pick up some gourmet holiday gifts like onion marmalade, food hampers, organic chocolates and wine. The bakery also stocks an extensive range of gluten-free products.
Try this place out. Excellent food and staff.
Bia Blasta
Try this place out. Excellent food and staff.
Builín Blasta is an Irish language Cafe in the heart of Galway's Gaeltacht serving the highest quality breads, pastries, hot lunches & barista coffee fresh, in house every day. The seaside Cafe & Bakery is set in the heart of Ceardlann Craft Village in front of Spiddal beach - a short scenic drive from Tigh Tommy Connolly.
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Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery
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Builín Blasta is an Irish language Cafe in the heart of Galway's Gaeltacht serving the highest quality breads, pastries, hot lunches & barista coffee fresh, in house every day. The seaside Cafe & Bakery is set in the heart of Ceardlann Craft Village in front of Spiddal beach - a short scenic drive from Tigh Tommy Connolly.