Galway, Ireland

Last House on Quiet Cul-de-Sac

House 5 3 2
About Our Home
The house is the last house (a semi-attached two-storey) in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Galway suburb of Knocknacarra. It has a partial ocean view from the smallest bedroom upstairs and a partial ocean view from the downstairs living room. A convenient bus service runs by the neighbourhood every 30 minutes with its final destination in Eyre Square, at the centre of Galway city. There is also an indoor recreational facility and outdoor running tracks, park, sports fields and kids playground just around the corner (a 5 minute walk). There are several corner stores and two large grocery stores within a 5 minute drive. Salthill, Galway, is a 15 minute walk or a 10 minute bike. Galway City Centre is a 10 minute drive or 25 minute bike. Barna village centre is a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bike. Connemara, where the Irish language is still regularly spoken, is a 15 minute drive. Silver Strand beach is 5 minutes away by car, 10 minutes by bike. There is a fantastic golf course about 5 minutes drive away surrounded by West Ireland's rugged country landscape. There are also places very close by where horses can be ridden, tennis can be played, etc. The Aran Islands can be visited by a near-by small airport or by ferry. The stunning Kylemore Abbey, nestled in the heart of Connemara National Park, is one hour's drive away. (Please note that although we have a large flat-screen TV and DVD player, we do not have any television reception because we view TV over the internet.)
Special Considerations
No smoking in the house. A dog may be allowed if well-trained and doesn't shed excessively.
Award-winning McGrady's, award-winning Donnelly's, The Twelve
Galway City Centre, Salthill, The Twelve Hotel and Bar in Barna
Galway's Eyre Square mall
Galway Museum
Connemara, the Silver Strand Beach, Aran Islands
Connemara, Galway Bay, Galway City, Salthill, Aran Islands, Cong, County Clare
Special Events
Oyster Festival, Barbaro Festival, Regattas, Christmas Market

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Member since: Nov 2011
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We're also interested in European countries, from Estonia to Portugal and in-between.
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Whenever children are out of school

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  1. We are a married couple with two children under 11
  2. I am a lawyer and my wife is a homemaker
  3. We enjoy travel and both speak English and Spanish (Castellano)

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We have never done a home exchange before but are interested in trying it out. There's nothing like visiting a country and staying in someone's home versus staying in an overpriced hotel, after all!