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Ballard, Clonbur, Connemara,


Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Ballard, near the village of Clonbur (Irish - An Fhairche) is in part of the Gaeltacht or Irish-speaking region of North Connemara. Located between Loughs Corrib and Mask, this region is endowed with lakes, streams, mountains and woodlands.

Lough Corrib and Lough Mask have earned worldwide recognition from anglers and fishermen and Ballard is centrally located for both lakes. Explore the lakeshores, take a cruise, visit the numerous islands on Lough Corrib - "there is one for every day of the year". If you're feeling adventurous, Petersburgh Activity Centre on Lough Mask offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and caving.

Hillwalkers of all ability will enjoy access to walks on Mount Gable or to trails on the Partry Mountains and Connemara. Cyclists can skirt the lakes or choose a lower gear and tackle the quiet routes through the hills.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandy Bay (Lough Mask) 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Knock 74 km, Nearest railway: Claremorris 43 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Boat available
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Wood Burning Stove

Further details outdoors

Enclosed decked area

4 Deck Chairs.

Further details

Pets allowed (Fully Trained)

No smoking at this property

Suitable for children

The County Galway/County Clare region

Clonbur is located between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask both of which are renowned top class angling lakes.

These fresh water lakes provide excellent swimming amenities, and the opportunities to visit many of their islands.

The nearby Mount Gable offers those who like to stroll an easy climb and a panoramic view with breath-taking beauty. On a clear day one can view Clare, Mayo and the Connemara Mountains from its easily accessible summit. A great place for hill walkers both amature and those more adept.

For those seeking outdoor pursuits the nearby Petersburg Outdoor Centre offers windsurfing, canoeing, pot-holing, abseiling and also local nature trails, while a short drive away (30 mins) Delphi Adventure Centre/ Lodge Spa offers a range of outdoor sports including sea-kayaking, surfing, diving, mountain biking, rock-climbing and a range of other activities.


The townland of Ballard is 2 miles from the charming village of Clonbur. The people of Clonbur are very friendly and welcoming. You will find a well stocked supermarket, a post office and 3 pubs (two with restaurants) to entertain you and your family/group.

Adjacent to the village, Clonbur Woods offers woodland and lakeside walks. A 7 mins drive to Cong Village (home of the "Quite Man" Movie) is the publically accessible grounds and estate of Ashford Castle.

Other towns within 30 minutes drive include Galway City, Westport, Castlebar, Leenaun and Roundstone. Connemara beaches such as Leitirgeish and Glaslaun are 40 minutes drive.

Local Events:

Mayfly (last 2 weeks of May/First week of June)

Galway arts festival (last 2 weeks July)

Galway races ( last week July/ 1st week August)

Connemara Pony Show, Clifden (mid to late August)

Galway Oyster Festival (September)

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9 Aug 2014


"Quiete e vista spettacolare"

La casa è nuova, accogliente e spaziosa (3 camere da letto e 3 bagni).La vista sul lago Corrib è forse una delle migliori.Il proprietario (Paul) è gentilissimo e molto disponibile.Forse per alcuni … More

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