1 Bedroom/Ensuite. Sleeps 2. Ground Floor Open Plan, Living, Kitchen/dining
About Owner/Property Manager
Railway Cottage is built beside Railway Lodge which is built on the Geoghegan family farm. Carmel returned with her partner Joe to live in Oughterard in 1994 and built their dream home, Carmel was born and raised nearby and after being away for a number of years returned to her family and enjoys the life that is living in a small rural community.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Oughterard
The property is modern with an old style ambience. Antique furniture and objects are everywhere, but your stay is make absolutely comforable with specially ordered orthopaedic mattresses, which are wrapped in the softest high quality sheets and draped with thick duvets covered in luxurious Irish linen.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is second to none, you have the beauty and mystic of Connemara right at your fingertips. A short drive takes you to Galway City or now with the motorway Dublin is a 2hr 30mins drive. Life at the Railway Cottage has the best of both worlds!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
cot available and there is a pull out sofa bed.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Quiet and Relaxing
A great little cottage. Pleasant walk into the village of Oughterard which has a couple of nice pubs, grocery store, gas (petrol) station and some food take out places. Connemara National Park is within an easy driving distance as is Galway City. Carmel and Joe are both lovely people and are always available to answer any questions or concerns. We enjoyed our stay very much.
Just as you see, adorable, private and a wonderful view out the bedroom window!
Perfect stay , didn’t get a chance to meet Carmel, but everything was just lovely. Oughterard is a quaint little town, a perfect introduction for a 60 year old couple, from the US first trip abroad!
just a perfect setting , and perfect cottage. a very good base for exploring connemara, will definitely return for a longer stay
What a lovely cottage. A perfect home base for our exploration of the Connemara. Both Carmel and her husband, Joe, gave us some very good suggestions that made our visit memorable!
Deb & Cindy
Lovely home and host friendly and helpful, loved the dogs visiting.
Hi Deb and Cindy
Pleasure meeting you and having you stay. Hope you found your Dubarry Boots and the dogs all say Hello
alles perfect verlopen. heel vriendelijke mensen.
From the door step you can start your walking adventure, there are several beautiful walks in the area including the famous 'Western Way'.
A trip on the famous Lough Corrib is a must, you can take a day trip and visit Inchaqoill, this special island is home to a number of ancient monastic ruins, some dating back to the 5th Century and continue on to Ashford Castle. Corrib Cruises is a family run passenger boat service on Lough Corrib, operated by the charming brothers Patrick and David Luskin.
Golf is available at several locations the nearest is 3 miles from the Cottage. The famous Ballyconneely is a 60 mins drive.
Fishing on Lough Corrib canbe arranged, you can have your own gillie and take a picnic on one of the 365 islands on Lough Corrib.
Located just 3 miles away is Aughnanure Castle, this 16th century Irish Tower House and much of the surrounding area was occupied by the O'Flaherty clan.
Brigit's Garden is a unique place where 4 gardens are themed on the Celtic festivals and offer a magical experience for all ages. In addition to the formal gardens, enjoy the tranquil nature walk, an original ring-fort, the stone chamber, crannóg and the biggest sundial in Ireland.
The Quiet Man bridge which featured in the wonderful John Wayne/Maureen O'Hara movie is a 10 mins drive away.
Connemara is a vast and wild countryside, staying at the Railway Cottage puts you in a perfect location to visit the wonderful sites of Kylemore Abbey, it's Gothic church and 6 acres of Victorian Walled Garden. The grounds offers visitors scenic photographic opportunities as well as woodland walks, garden tours, fascinating history and magnificent architecture. Home to the Benedictine Nuns since 1920, Kylemore Abbey is the only Benedictine Community in Ireland. Just a stone
's throw away the Connemara National Park is located,
covering some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands.
Clifden, Roundstone, Renyle, and many more locations are within a 60 mins drive from the Cottage.
The Aran Islands are a day trip, the ferry is a 40mins drive and is definately a must, to experience is one to be cherished.
Galway City is a 20mins drive weather you go for a day or to sample the evening/night atmosphere it is definately worth a trip. Traditional Irish Music is always on the menu and traditional sessions are always available to join.
Westport, Crough Patrick and the fabulous beaches of Louisbourg are also great day trips.
The Cliffs of Mohers, the Burren and all that is to experience in Co Clare is also within easy reach.