Lals Cottage-Spiddal Galway
About the home
Tigh Lals is a 300 year old thatched cottage, recently restored to provide all amenities needed for modern living, located minutes’ walk from two beaches, restaurants, cafés, shops and pubs playing traditional Irish music nightly.
This thatched cottage provides an ideal base for families or groups of friends looking to explore all the West of Ireland has to offer, including vibrant Galway City, the beautiful Connemara region and the Aran Islands. The unique geological formations and flora of the Burren and the world famous Cliffs of Moher are easily accessible by car or by tours which leave Galway City hourly. We would be delighted to help with planning of your day trips around Connemara and beyond.
There is a safe garden area in front of the cottage, while secure off-road parking is available at the rear. The cottage itself has 3 bedrooms (one double bedroom ensuite downstairs, one double with toilet/WHB upstairs and one twin room upstairs) housing 6 adults comfortably. Cots for children are available on request. The kitchen is fully stocked with all mod cons, and oil central heating available if necessary. Free Wi-Fi is available in the local library (15 seconds walk away!) during working hours.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Spiddal, 200m|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
The County Galway / County Clare / County Galway region
Gaway is renowned for its nightlife, summer festivals, traditional music and theatre. With hundreds of pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants, Galway has no shortage of urban amenities to explore.
Spiddal is located in Connemara, one of the most scenic areas in Ireland, dominated by the majestic Twelve Bens and Maum Turks mountain ranges, dotted with lakes and rivers, with hundreds of small bays and harbours to explore. The Irish language (Gaeilge) is widely spoken in Spiddal and much of Connemara, and many Irish traditions, customs, folklore and music are preserved here. Connemara is best explored by car, with a number of stunning routes beginning and ending at Tigh Lals Thatched Cottage! We would be delighted to help you plan your driving trip around this beautiful area.
Galway is renowned for its summer festivals, which seem to run into each other all summer long! This year Galway welcomes finishing leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the world famous Galway Arts Festival and the Galway Oyster Festival. The horse racing enthusiasts throng to Galway in their thousands in the end of July/early August to attend the Galway Races. Be prepared for some great racing and packed streets post racing!
These three islands, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr are situated at the mouth of Galway bay. The Irish language is the main spoken tongue on the islands, which is also famous for its sea cliffs, geological rock formations, historical fortresses and its cultural heritage. The Aran islands are easily accessible from Tigh Lal, ferry access is a 20 minute drive from the cottage while flights are available a mere 10 minutes drive from the cottage.
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Situated in north county Clare and south county Galway, the Burren is an area of unique natural beauty, stunning rock formations and underground waterways and plant life. Located in west Clare, a visit to the world famous Cliffs of Moher is a must-do for anyone visiting the West of Ireland, offering amazing views over the Atlantic Ocean, Aran Islands, Maum Turk and Twelve Bens mountain ranges. Tours of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher are available daily, leaving from Galway city.
For more information and links to the above activities and more, please visit our website
The Spiddal area
The Spiddal area boasts a wide variety of activities and attractions that can be enjoyed by all. Spiddal has two local beaches. Trá na mBan, is located on the roadside east of the village, 1 minute walk from the cottage. Another beach is located beside a sheltered pier, accessible by a small road or path just west of the village.
Needless to say, all your shopping needs can be met in Galway city. However, if you wish to stay local, shopping is available within walking distance in Standún's, a unique award winning family run store.
For the golf enthusiast, there are a number of courses within easy reach. The 18 hole championship course in Bearna is a 15 minute drive, while there are other courses located in Leitir Mór, Oughterard and of course Salthill.
Horse riding is available locally in Moycullen and Oughterard, while mountain biking is availale in Derroura, about 40 minutes drive from Spiddal. Mountain bikes can be rented inMoycullen.
Sea fishing is possible from the local pier and river fishing is available on the local river (Abhainn Boluisce). Sea fishing boats can be chartered and lessons also available locally.
Visit the local craft village (An Ceardlann) to see traditional artists at work and sample their wares if the mood takes you! There are 10 craft workers based here, whose skills include hand weaving, contemporary ceramic pottery, stained glass and visual art.
For links to all the above activities, please visit our website
How to get there
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Tigh Lal's thatched cottage is located in the picturesque seaside village of Spiddal (An Spidéal), 12 miles west of Galway City along the Connemara coast road (R336). From Galway city follow road traffic signs for An Spidéal. Tigh Lal's thatched cottage is located in the centre of the village, minutes walk from all local amenities.
GPS (53.24443; -9.30413)
Car rental is available at all Irish airports.
Public transport will bring you directly to Tigh Lals Thatched Cottage doorstep. Further information of bus times etc can be supplied upon demand.
Activities near Spiddal
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
20 Apr 2013
I stayed in this lovely little cottage with my sister and brother-in-law and mom on a recent vacation to Ireland. We loved it so much we didn't want to leave. We felt so at home and welcome.... more
17 Apr 2013
We feel so blessed to have found this little home away from home. Carmel was a wonderful and gracious hostess. The cottage was warm and cozy. We truly loved our stay here, it was the best in Ireland.
06 Dec 2012
We stayed in this cottage over the halloween midterm (3 adults and 3 children). House is in a great location with very safe parking. The front garden is gated and great for the kids to run around.On... more
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The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
In order to make a booking, please contact us by email or phone. We do not take credit card bookings.
During the low season (October to May), discounts are available for longer lettings.
A deposit of €100 secures your booking.
Electricity is paid by coin-operated meter (approx usage €10 per week).
Heating is provided by both electric and oil central heating.
No cleaning fee applies.
Further dates available on request.
Sorry, we don't do weekend bookings.
If the dates you are interested in are not available in Tigh Lal, we have alternative accommodation in the nearby village of Furbo which may be of interest. Please contact us for further information.Enquire now
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Carmel O Flaherty
The owner is based in Ireland and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2012. This cottage has received 7 reviews from previous guests.
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