“It was like coming home”

Reviewed 1 Sep 2016

We received a warm welcome from Ray with lots of great information about the area. It was convenient to return on the train from Galway after having spent the day sightseeing, shopping and visiting a… More

Owner's reply: Wow, you guys are great guests and we would all love to have you back at Banba House in the future. Thank you so much for your very kind words.. Kind Regards Ray

“Beautiful Home!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2016

What a comfortable and relaxing home away from home. Nestled in a quiet but convenient town near Galway, Banba House in Athenry offered everything we needed.

Owner's reply: Excellent Patrick, thanks so much for spending your holiday with us. hope to see you all again soon. Kind regards Ray

“Lovely home in nice town near Galway.”

Reviewed 2 May 2016

We spent a week at Banba House -- nine adult siblings and spouses. Everything was great -- comfortable house, well-stocked and furnished, with a great landlord right next door. Mr McGrogan was availab… More

Owner's reply: Wow!!!! thank you so much for choosing to spend you time in Ireland at Banba House. it was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope that we will see you in the future when your visiting Ireland West. Kind regards Ray

“Christmas time in Athenry and Galway”

Reviewed 1 Jan 2016

Just enjoyed a week in Banba house which is well located for access into Galway town or for walks around the historic village of Athenry. This large house (which sleeps up to 12) has many spacious roo… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much Nigel, our recent upgrade throughout the house has helped make our welcomed visitors feel that Banba is a home away from home. .Jessy our wee dog misses you guys, thanks so much for the kind words, come back and see us soon. regards Ray and Rita

“Superbe et confortable”

Reviewed 21 May 2015

Nous étions 15 d'une même famille avec jeunes enfants et cette maison très spacieuse et confortable nous a permis de passer d'excellentes vacances dans le comté de… More

Owner's reply: merci beaucoup. c'est tres fantastic.. regards ray

“Charming and spacious home near everything.”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2014

My only regret is that we didn't get to stay longer. Ray was a gracious and attentive host. The home was everything we hoped it would be and was within walking distance of downtown. An added bonu… More

Owner's reply: Wow! what a lovely group of people. Sometimes you just get a chance to converse with some wonderful people who you know could be great friends. but who you never got to meet in your lifes journey until now.. 'twud be great to see you all again, thank you s much for your kind words, come back and see us at Banba again.......Ray

“what a wonderful weekend!”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2014

From start to finish we ( a group of 16) had an amazing weekend! Ray was a wonderful host very help and on site very quickly when we needed a few tea bags after our long journey. The house is amazin… More

Owner's reply: thanks so much to you and all your group. We hope yuo see you all again soon . Ray

“The best holiday we ever had......”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2014

We spent a week in Banba House and I honestly have to say it was the best holiday we ever had! The owner Ray was unbelievably accommodating and even offered to baby sit out kids so myself and my husba… More

Owner's reply: yeah!!!!...but they were too good at football for me.. Ha ha !! ,, really glad you guys had a great time.. See you again soon I hope.. Ray

“Everything is Perfect”

Reviewed 25 Sep 2013

We stayed at Banba House for 5 nights in early Sept. 2013. The house and host, Ray McGrogan, were wonderful. There were only 2 of us, middle aged women from the U.S.. Ray met us at the train station a… More

Owner's reply: What can I say Linda, you ladies where so gracious during your visit and its such a pleasure for me to have you as guests at Banba. Firstly thank you so much for making a very special piece of art as a present to me while you stayed in Banba. It now takes pride of place in my kitchen and everyone who comes into my cottage remarks on your inspired talent. The owner of the local pub where you pulled your own pint of creamy guinness was asking about you guys.I think its great that you experienced the real Ireland in a small local village and had a chance to meet some real local Irish people. It is such a thrill for me to realize that the place inspired you during your visit. I love your photos, your such a good photographer, it easy to see you have a special talent, would you allow me to use a couple of your photos you posted in trip advisor as I would love to have them on the Banba House web site. Hope you will visit us again soon. very best regards ..Ray

“Felt at home”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2013

Thank you so much, Ray. These are my lines to future guests: a wonderful house in a pretty village, but the host is top of all: charming and helpful, with good reccomendations for any traveler. You�… More

Owner's reply: You guys were fantastic, so glad you enjoyed your time at Banba, we would be delighted to see you coming back sometime again soon. regards Ray

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