Situated in one of the most magical parts of Ireland, this luxurious and spacious 5 bedroom (4 ensuite) property has panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Connemara Mountains. Burren Quay consists of two interconnecting beautifully furnished residences available to discerning clients either as separate residences, or as one expansive house for a larger group via twin security doors.
Ideal for family gatherings. the larger residence (which we call the "house") accommodates 7 people whilst the smaller adjoining unit (which we refer to as the "apartment") accommodates 4 people. With parking for more than 6 cars, this fully equipped property will be your home-away-from-home and much more ... as the property's owners who live abroad consider it to be.
The property itself is a stone's throw away from The Flaggy Shore, where flat limestone rocks meet the Atlantic as captured by Seamus Heaney, 1995 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in his poem "The Flaggy Shore". The area is steeped in history with two late 18th century Martello Towers, and is also rich in wildlife, sea life, flora & fauna.
Burren Quay also makes an ideal base for touring the Clare region and the medieval City of Galway. Explore the unique landscape of the Burren National Park nearby, enjoy a game of golf at one of the eight championship golf courses within or around an hour's drive from Burren Quay, or discover the beauty of the West of Ireland on horseback with the Mountainview Riding Stables nearby.
Main Attractions/Places of Interest
- 5 minute stroll to Linnane's Seafood Restaurant & Pub
- 8 minute stroll to the Russell Gallery (paintings, ceramics, and art courses for children and adults)
- 10 minute walk to The Flaggy Shore (3 mile loop walk - along shore, lake and inland). Outside of high tide, stroll & skip over flat limestone rocks and paddle in magical crab-infested(!) rock pools
- Nearby 18th century Martello Towers
- Nearby trails (too many to mention!) including Abbey Hill and Mullaghmore, as well as the Green Road from Fanore
- 15 minutes‡ drive to Kinvarra, a picturesque village that is home to the Cruinniú na mBád festival (the annual Boat Gathering) each August #
- 20 minutes‡ drive to Ballyvaughan, a truly pretty town with great restaurants, shops and galleries (especially the multi award winning Gregan's Castle Hotel located just outside Ballyvaughan)
- 30 to 45 minutes‡ drive to Aillwee Caves, Fanore and Lahinch (swim & surf ), Burren National Park, Cahercummaun Fort and Poulnabron tomb, The Burren Perfumery, Corkscrew Hill, Mullaghmore, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, the Aran Islands Ferry and the fantastic Mountainview Riding Stables near Lisdoonvarna
- Approximately 1 hour‡ drive to 8 championship golf courses including world class Doonbeg, Lahinch Links, etc
- Under 1 hour drive to the medieval City of Galway for a unique shopping and dining experience, and The Galway Arts Festival (July), The Galway Races (July) and The Oyster Festival (September)
‡ Driving times are estimates - the roads in the Burren are not highways or autobahns!
# Shopping for groceries and essentials are well catered for in Kinvarra
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