About the neighbourhood
BARNA offers award-winning restaurants (Donnelly's, The Twelve Hotel, O'Grady's at the pier), cafés, hair & beauty salons, health food shop, gift shop, boutiques, bakery and a great supermarket. Visit Silver Strand Beach, Barna Woods, Rusheen Bay Bird Sanctuary, Tennis Courts, Spiddal Craft Village, the Aran Islands, Salthill Promenade and many other superb amenities. Or pop into the lively city of Galway to hear traditional music, watch street entertainment or attend many of the festivals that are held throughout the year, including the famous Galway Races (end July), Galway Arts festival, Oyster festivals, Cúirt Literary festival, Medieval Festival, and many more. There are Farmer's Markets in nearby Spiddal, Moycullen and Galway.
CO. GALWAY: The Cottage is on the doorstep of the acclaimed 'Connemara' region. This area of west Galway extends out to the islands and is known for its stone-walled fields, thatched cottages, boglands, unspoiled beaches & native Irish speakers. Take the coast route through Spiddal, Inveran, and on to Ros-a-Mhil to catch the ferry to the Aran Islands, or travel the 'lakes' route through Oughterard (famous for salmon fishing & castle), Maam Cross, past the Twelve Pins Mtns to the busy market town of Clifden and on to the Connemara National Park & Renvyle or even to Inishbofin Island. There are many golf courses nearby (only a short walk to the Barna Golf Course). Explore The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Coole Park, Thoor Ballylee.