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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Luxury Period Banba House Built 1890 Full Restored

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Hello and Welcome to Banba House

***** stop the world and get off at Banba House ***** you are now entering a stress free zone********

Enjoy a welcoming food buffet

*** NO EXTRA CHARGES***oil fired central heating and electricity are included.


Banba House.. short / long term rental .You can search our own site for info on us us directly but you should book thru Holiday Lettings.

Cliffs of Moher. Aran Islands. Connemara. Clifden. Westport. Doolan the Burren Bunratty Shannon. Dublin. Knock. Cork. Clare. Athlone.Galway USE AS YOUR BASE TO SEE ALL THE TOURISTIC SITES I THE WEST OF IRELAND

..................fancy a pint of Guinness or a nice Irish whisky maybe a Bailys Irish Cream in front of a blazing turf fire.

How about a real music session of some incredible traditional Irish music,or just sit on the shore and watch the sun go down on Galway bay. Do you remember the Song? You will love it here at Banba House.

All day service and buses til 2.30 am at weekends and just two hours to Dublin. We take great pride in Banba House.

*********************** AWARD OF EXCELENCE 2014 TRIP ADVISOR **************

Accommodation: (Sleeps up to 15)

******NO EXTRA CHARGES*******

electricity and oil fired central heating are included in rental price, plenty of hot water for your comfort.

Private Detached Residence, 5 bedrooms, home of scholars, musicians and writers.

Named for Banba, the patron goddess of Ireland.

Located on the New Lane on a beautiful quiet tree lined suburban street of Athenry historic village.

Literally a one minute walk to Galway train which silently whispers by and only 12 minutes to Galway Main Street or via bus or M6 motorway. Ten minute drive to new Galway Private Clinic. Doctors surgery across the street in Athenry historic village

OUTSTANDING FEATURES/AMENITIES ....Approx. 3000 Square Feet of living space with attached.

5 bedrooms , Luxurious master bedroom suite. Separate cottage available

Charming, fully fitted kitchen with breakfast room. Two generous reception rooms off main foyer

Formal, dining room with hard wood floors,

Foyer and grand hallway entrance

Large, cozy drawing room with working fireplace .Reception/tea room

Writers / Artists paradise. Streams of natural light shine through abundant bay windows.

Oil fired heating, evenings and mornings included in rental . Large green lawns and gardens throughout....

Be truly one with nature as the grounds abound with lush mature shrubs and majestic chestnut, Irish lime, broad-leaf and conifer trees

Built in early 1890's to the highest standards with the highest quality materials.

Fully restored in the last few years to its former glory..... Ample off-street parking .full wi fi internet .


Accomodation and Sleeping arrangements

Five Bedrooms

Bedroom One: large double bed 1700 mm wide,

.................and single bed 900 mm wide, with one sink

Bedroom Two: two large double beds...... one bed 1600 mm wide,

..........................and double bed 1600 mm wide, with one sink

Bedroom Three: double bed 1300 mm wide

Bedroom Four: large single bed 1150 mm

Bedroom Five: three single beds 900 mm wide, or one double and one single if you want to push beds together

*****We set up temporary sleep-over beds for groups of more than thirteen.*****.

We take great care to prepare for each group as you arrive. All bed linen and towels are freshly laundered, line dried and tumble dry finished and left on the beds for your comfort

Golf, Fishing and sailing..Titanic Belfast just over 3 hrs driving,,, Galway Races Ballybrit, 15 mins..Luxury Period House, circa 1890 in large private mature grounds right in the historic village of Athenry, 3 mins walk to shops and local pubs/ restaurants churches and schools and just 10 minutes to Galway city center by train, All day service and buses til 2.30 am at weekends and just two hours to Dublin with local access to Galway Races, Aran islands, Galway Bay Sailing Club, . Salthill, . Cliffs of Moher, West of Ireland, Ashford Caslte, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey,visit Irish Period Houses many old houses, Galway Now waiting for the Galway.Oyster Festival, Clarenbridge Oyster festival the Guinnes Music festival. Just finished are Galway Arts festival, Art Studio,Arts Festival., Lough

Enjoy Irish traditional music, watch the sun go down on Galway Bay, enjot the Galway Hunt, horse riding, golf,flying, Travel via Etihad airways,Dublin,Shannon,Knock,Belfast,

they loved it here,John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara,where they made The quiet Man, and Galway Girl,

Your fully refundable deposit is transferred to you on leaving the house in the same condition as you find it when you arrive.

Cliffs of Moher. Aran Islands. Connemara. Clifden. Westport. Burren Bunratty Shannon. Dublin. Galway

Galway Main Street Ten Minutes

You dont need a car to get here

One minute walk to local shop

Three minutes walk to shops pubs restaurants.and churches

Transport all day and home til 2.30 weekends...

Size Sleeps up to 15, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Oranmore and Salthill and Furbo 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: DUBLiN ,,KNOCK,,SHANNON..CORK 60 km, Nearest railway: GALWAY 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property, Boat available
General Central heating, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (5), Bunk Beds (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Western Ireland region

I have the following bedrooms for your comfort, aprox detail as follows.....

Bedroom One..... large double bed 1700mm wide, and one single bed in master bed with one sink.

Bedroom Two......two large double beds 1700mm wide in bed room with one sink.

Bedroom three double bed 1300mm.

Bedroom four single bed 1200mm.

Bedroom five three single beds 900mm wide or double and one single if you want to push beds together.. .

freshly Laundered Sheets pillows quilts and towels and new soaps all provided.

Oil fired Central Heating included for your comfort.

Bathrooms have an electric shower and bath with shower.

Plenty of hot water always available.

Two minute walk to local shop.

Two minute walk to train station. Galway Dublin main train line,you can't hear the trains from the house.

Two minute walk to buses. To and from Galway, till 2.30 a.m weekends

Less than five minutes walk to main street in town centre schools, churches & pubs, & restaurants and shops.

….. If you decide to come and enjoy Banba House, I will do what I can to make your visit a special and memorable holiday occasion and I will be available to provide any help and advice that I can in order to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

….. if I can be of any help whatsoever in helping you to plan your journey to get here with directions and your local travel around Ireland when you are here, please do not hesitate to ask.



Day 1............some people fly into Dublin and see Dub for a day or two and then take the train West later in the evening or next morning early.

Day 2 Galway city tour and take a walk out to Salt hill, see the Cathedral and visit the University. Stop in Ti Ceoli for music and craic on the way back and a pint o'black'.

Day 3 Coach tour,, Connemara, Clifden Roundstone.....full day.

Day 3.. Coach tour Cliffs of Moher.,the Burren Kinvara ..................................... full day

Day 4 Aran Islands ferry, full day,.................................. full day

Day 5 head south Cork, Kerry and and back to Dub for your trip home,,,


M6 to R348 to R347: From the motorway/highway (M6) take the R348 until you get to the roundabout joining the R347. Head into town towards the skyscrapers, (only joking), keep going straight and head into town, past the small round look out historic tower in Athenry

Bridge Street: As the road curves around to the left, the main castle comes into view in the distance on your right. There's a park/playground on your right and an historic cemetery/church on your left. The post office is just ahead of you now (a small brick building with a green “post” sign). You take a right before the post office.

Court Lane: The castle is in front of you and you will pass by it on your right. You should drop in and have a look while your here. The road curves around to the left and you drive straight on past the Athenry's famous arch historic archway (you'll see it to your left) and veer right (you'll see a petrol station on your right).

Tuam Road: Turn left at the next street (Tuam Road). Continue straight on this road. You'll go through the traffic lights and over the hump-back bridge (you'll go over train tracks and will see the train station on your left). Slow down, take the next right at the bottom of the bridge, it's the first gate in the've arrived. Welcome.

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Review 1-8 of 8

21 Nov 2014



I recently stayed at Banba House in Athenry with my family of 7 for 4 nights.We are Irish Americans and 2 South Africans on our first trip to the Mother Country. Everything was grand, as the Irish might say. Owner pride(Ray) is evident throughout. I've listed all the pros I can think of and a few cons about the house itself and the area as a vacation destination.
-Ray- Just wonderful to deal with pre trip and a most effortless and gracious host. He met us at the train on our arrival and brought all our luggage back to the house so that we could continue on the train into Galway.
-Ray prepared a wonderful chicken/salad/ bread and wine dinner for us on our departure night
-A welcome bottle of wine or 2 upon arrival back home our first night. Ray has plenty of wine in the house if you prefer to pay-as- you go. We bought our wine at the market.
-Loved all the whimsical pictures(painted by our host) and knick knacks throughtout
-House was immaculate
-Windows just sparkled
-Kitchen stocked with all the amenities you need
-Rooms were all spacious and sunny
-Nice patio out back to sit in sun or just hang the laundry
-Plenty of games and cards to pass the time(nice change from tv and computer obsessed)
-Pristine location-no litter or graffiti anywhere. So pleasant.
-Market right around corner to stock up on staples(wine and such)
-Athenry train literally around the corner but you never hear it. Nice quaint train station.
-Athenry town also literally a stones throw from the house. Nice town to wander about and take in local flavor
-Plenty of hot water(thought we'd be spacing out showers but didn't have problems)
-Cleaning supplies (dishwasher and sink) and TP already there(have rented many places in US where you need to buy yourself).
-Nice landscaping about the property- well maintained
-Galway was (as we were told) one stop up from Athenry (15mins or so) on a very nice, clean, quiet train through pleasant landscapes.
-Galway is another wonderful Irish city full of culture, food,music and loads of shopping! with many photo ops everywhere you turn. Sunday afternoons the pubs were hopping!!
-So many excursions leave right out of Galway and it is all very efficient and convenient. A short walk down from train and you are at the main hub of transportation(tour buses).
-Wifi available and used by a few of us for music, work and uploading pictures
-Very good meats available in Athenry at Michael Walsh's butcher shop
-Tours from Galway to all the wonderul excursions in the West: Cliffs of Moher, the Abbey, etc were very very reasonable costs and easy to book last minute.(it was off season though).

-Train can be expensive since need to book each way not round trip. This can add up since we were into Galway every day. But having said that, you are on vacation and public transport is expensive everywhere.
-Train departures from Galway back to Athenry limited at night, so just plan ahead for it(we found with our group of 7 that a rented minivan back was way to go and cheaper than the train-but you need to book it at one of the tour companies ahead of time. We also took taxi back one night but was expensive and needed 2 of course).
-We are not night owls and found out that most of the Galway pub music started much later than we expected-maybe 10 or 11. Early for some, but after a day of touring, we just wanted to relax at night. So we would head back to Banba and cook and play many games of Pinochle and sip wine and listen to Irish music on the computer.(so this is a pro/con comment)
- No cons from me about the house.

All in all, we had an absolutely wonderful time at Banba House. We would definitely return if we revisit Western Ireland.

If anyone has any questions I may be able to answer please forward to me at
Pat L

Ah Meghan!!! To be sure, you are too kind, how nice of you to say such kind things about Banba House in your review.. Your group were lovely and it was my pleasure to pop over to the station and collect your luggage and bring it back to the house for you.
I work hard at making all my guests as welcome as I possible can. I am dedicated to going that extra mile to help Banba guests have an enjoyable stress free experience and am always happy to help with travel plans, flights, arrivals at the airports,transport and directions. A quick phone call can take all the stress out of the journey and turn the day into an adventure as part of the holiday knowing, that when you arrive at Banba, we will have the house prepared perfectly and ready to the highest standards for your comfort and for you to enjoy. I love to cook, and its always a joy to set up a full carefully prepared freshly cooked table of the most delicious local fare.
We would be delighted if you decide to visit us at Banba House in the future. Regards
Ray McGrogan

27 Jul 2014


"A totally unforgettable experience"

We stayed at Banba House for five days to attend a family wedding in Galway, we could not fault the facilities at all apart from there not being a television ( not normally a problem but the Open Golf Championship was on). Raymond was always available to be contacted and he gave us a detailed account of Athenry. Banba House is within easy reach of the train and bus facilities. Athenry has a number of pubs where the locals were very friendly.

Julie, you and your group were a pleasure to have as guests in Banba House and we hope to see you all again in the future, Your all welcome anytime. very best regards Ray

8 Jul 2014


"Great Place to stay with Family"

Had a great time with my Husband and 4 daughters. Plenty of room and privacy. Ray and Rita were great and helped with any questions.

thanks so much, we have just received our certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor and we are thrilled to have our efforts recognized by our guests. Hope to see you aging sometime soon. regards Ray

24 Mar 2014


"The house is much nicer than the photographs show."

Banba House was simply outstanding. We only stayed one night and if we didn't have somewhere else leased for the next few nights we would definitely have stayed longer. The photographs just don't do it justice. It is such a nice and comfortable home. Raymond, the owner, is such a nice person and very helpful. When we booked the place he emailed us with some ideas for sightseeing. It's literally just around the corner from the train station that you can catch into Galway ( a few minutes away ). We'll definitely stay here again the next time we visit Ireland.

.............yes indeed we are trying harder than ever this year to go that extra yard to make our guests feel welcome, thank you so much for your kind comments. regards Ray

21 Mar 2014


"Perfect for our Family Reunion in Galway"

This grand old house was perfect for us - we were 9 adults visiting from the States for a reunion of sorts (we had only actually met one of them before) with long-lost family in Galway. We had the f… More

..............thanks for being so gracious in your review, we will try to have better / warmer weather for your next trip. You guys are a great family and that's shows thru in all conversations that we had. Hope to see you in Boston sometime. very best regards

28 Aug 2013


"Grease in the oven; dead flies on the windows"

Very disappointed. House had not been properly cleaned on our arrival. There was grease in the oven, staining in the bath, some light bulbs not working, carpets stained, dust everywhere and dead flies… More

Dear Folks,

Thank you for taking the time to write to me regarding your concerns. I appreciate all feedback from my valued guests. My customers' comfort at Banba House is my only priority. I am happy to respond to your comments in detail.

In my hurry to accommodate your arrival and check-in 2 hours earlier than expected with only 20 minutes notice, the oven and three light bulbs out of thirty-nine were unfortunately overlooked. I do apologise. I understood that you had been traveling with a large group and wanted to relax and settle in. I was happy to accommodate you but unfortunately I was not able to do my last walk-through of the property. Thank you for noting in your email to me that I immediately remedied the problems as soon as I was told about them. I always respond to my guests' requests as quickly as possible.

The usual stay for our valued guests is between 4-7 days. The home is thoroughly and professionally cleaned between each booking. Extensive cleaning took place on the day of your arrival. On the fourth day after your check-in, you mentioned your group did some cleaning. That's good, I expect this to be normal upkeep with a large group of 9-15 people living in the home for a week. We don't provide a housekeeping service during guests' stays unless previously arranged.

I take great pride in Banba House and must respond to the incorrect information in your review. I put fresh, clean sheets and duvets on all the beds before your group arrived. I personally ironed all the pillowcases. Except for the two main items overlooked (oven and light bulbs), Banba House was freshly aired and completely ready for guests, including all surfaces cleaned, polished, and vacuumed. At your check-in there were no dead flies or spider webs in the home.

Regarding the bathtub - there is a discoloration in the original antique bathtub, but as explained in the information booklet, the tub is 75 years old and was stained from the natural bog water that was the normal water supply in this area many years past. Although there is a "beauty mark" on this historic tub, we note that you did not make a complaint on the cleanliness of the bathtub or the bathrooms.

Trip Advisor and Banba House websites do not indicate that we have a TV, a DVD player, stereo, or swimming pool.

In compensation for the oven needing wiped down and the three light bulbs failing to light, I will be happy to offer you a complimentary night's stay with your next booking. I hope to welcome you back to Banba House in the near future!

Kind regards,


7 Aug 2013


"Great for a team trip"

We stayed at the Banbahouse with a girls field hockey team traveling from the USA and it was a perfect space for our big group. Ray was great and set us up with plenty of beds for the girls. It was … More

Stephenie, your an amazing women organizing such a large group of fine well behaved ladies in such an orderly fashion. You guys are so welcome and I hope that you will do us the honor of coming back to see us again soon. regards

6 Jun 2013


"Great time at Banba House."

When we arrived, Ray had two roast chickens, salads, bread, and wine waiting for us. What could be more perfect? The house is big and very comfortable and accommodated our group of 8 with room to spare. It's a great location...the train station is a block away and Galway a 15 minute train ride to the city center. There is a market around the corner and pubs within walking distance. You may even find Ray in one of them!

...thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us, your welcome here anytime. regards

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