County Galway

Holiday Cottages in Galway

All Self Catering Holiday Homes in Galway

We have been letting self catering cottages in Galway and Connemara for over 40 years and now have a fine selection properties there. 

Galway, the largest county in the province of Connacht, lies in the centre of the western seaboard of Ireland. It covers nearly 6,000 sq. kms, (with over 2000km of highly indented coastline) and is divided by Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake. It has two distinct landscapes - the vast mountainy land of Connemara to the west of Lough Corrib and the rich farming plains of Galway East. The main towns in County Galway are  Athenry, Ballinalsoe, Clifden, Gort, Loughrea, Moycullen, Oranmore, Oughterard,  Portumna, and Tuam.

Galway County is unique in having Ireland's largest Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) region. There are four main inhabited Islands off the coast of Galway including the world renowed Irish speaking Aran Islands and Inisboffin.

County Galway (2293 square miles) is situated in the centre of Ireland's world-famous west coast.  Stretching from Connemara to the banks of the Shannon in the midlands, it is Ireland's second largest county.  Galway City stands at the mouth of the Corrib River.  It is a university city and the regional and administrative capital of the west of Ireland..  Lough Corrib, to the north, completes the major natural division in the county.

Galway is a land of contrasts and not in scenery alone.  It includes rich and poor agricultural areas, islands and sea-coasts as well as access to the Shannon inland waterway at Portumna.  It boasts of two spoken languages and two cultures constantly interacting in a cross-fertilization that has made the quality of Galway life something unique.

The Gaeltacht is the name given to several areas of Ireland, some large and some small, where Irish is the spoken language and where, by coordinated effort, Ireland's social, cultural and linguistic traditions are zealously safeguarded and strongly promoted.  Although Irish is the spoken language, most of the Gaeltacht communities are bilingual, English being the second language.