Ballard, Clonbur, Connemara,
from £52 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £52 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 63009
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House / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
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|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Sandy Bay (Lough Mask) 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Wood Burning Stove
|Further details outdoors|
Enclosed decked area
4 Deck Chairs.
Pets allowed (Fully Trained)
No smoking at this property
Suitable for children
The Western Ireland 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.
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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Calendar updated:31 Aug 2015
Based in Ireland