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Cormorant Cottage, Galway
- Type: House
- Sleeps: 6 (3 Bedrooms)
- Nearest Beach: Traught (14 km)
- Change Over Day: None set, please contact owner
- Access: Car Essential
- Pets allowed
- Pets considered
- suitable for children
- Winter lets available
Recently refurbished, this charming cottage is located in an eighteenth century courtyard of Lough Cutra Castle. 3 Bedrooms (2xdouble, 1xtwin) sleeping 6 people. Large dining/living room with solid wood floors and unique open fire. Adjacent well equipped kitchen with vies of the Castle. 2x upstairs bathroom and downstairs wc.
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The Galway Region
Galway (official Irish name: Gaillimh) is the only city in the province of Connacht in Ireland and capital of County Galway. The city is located on the west coast of Ireland. In Irish, Galway is also called Cathair na Gaillimhe, which is a translation of "City of Galway".
The city takes its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe, or the fort at the bottom of the Gaillimh. The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony river". (Alternative, more mythical, derivations are given in History of Galway). The city also bears the nickname The City of the Tribes, because fourteen  "Tribes" (merchant families) led the city in its Hiberno-Norman period. The term Tribes was originally a derogatory phrase from Cromwellian times. The merchants would have seen themselves as English nobility, and hence were loyal to the King. Their uncertain reaction to the siege of Galway by Cromwellian forces earned them this label, which they subsequently adopted in defiance.
The population of Galway city and environs is 72,729 (based on the 2006 census carried out by the CSO), of which 72,414 live in the city limits and 315 live in the city's environs in County Galway. Galway is Ireland's fastest growing city.
Gort (Irish: Gort Inse Guaire or An Gort) is a town in south County Galway in the west of Ireland. An Gort is the official Irish name for the town, as defined by the Placenames Commission. However the town is known by its traditional name Gort Inse Guaire in spoken Irish. The town lies just north of the border with County Clare on the main N18 Galway–Limerick road. Gort is situated in the territory of Ui Fiachrach Aidhne also known as Maigh Aidhne ("the plain of Aidhne"), which is coextensive with the diocese of Kilmacduagh / Cill Mhic Dhuach.
Gort takes its name, Gort Inse Guaire, from Guaire Aidhneach, the sixth century King of Connacht and patron of St. Colman Mac Duach. During the Middle Ages the chiefs of Cinél Aedha na hEchtghe, the O'Shaughnessys (Ó Seachnasaigh) (a clan descended from Guaire Aidhneach) had their principal stronghold in Gort, on a site which later became a cavalry barracks. At the end of the seventeenth century the O Shaughnessy lands were confiscated and granted to Sir Thomas Prendergast, 1st Bt., whose grandson was John Prendergast-Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort. In 1831, the town had a population of 3,627 and 563 houses. The Great Hunger of the mid 1840s devastated the population.
A number of historic sites around Gort are included in the Sites and Monuments Record. Kilmacduagh monastery and round tower are situated approximately 1.9 miles (3km) west of Gort. The poet William Butler Yeats renovated an old tower house near the village ("Thoor Ballylee") and took up residence there. He was also a frequent visitor to the home of Lady Gregory at nearby Coole Park.
Easy access from Shannon Airport which is served by Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Delta, etc. Car Hire is available at the Airport. For Irish travellers car is the easiest method - we are situated half way between Galway and Limerick Cities just off the N18 main road. Contact us for specifics.
Nearest Travel Links
- Airport: Shannon (45 km)
- Ferry: Killimor (80 km)
- Railway: Gort (3 km)
Suitable types of Holiday Gort
- Golf Course
- Horse riding
- Tennis courts
Exterior Facilities in Cormorant Cottage, Galway
- Parking space
- Secure parking
- Shared garden
The 1600 acre Estate is three miles from the market town of Gort in South Galway, and only 40 minutes from Shannon international airport. The cottage is only 500 metres from our own private 1000 acre lake, which can be used by arrangement.
Locally available there is golfing, riding, hunting, shooting, fishing, beaches, hillwalking and other outdoor pursuits, as well as the world famous Burren, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher and Connemara. The cities of Galway and Limerick are within an hours drive.
Facilities in Cormorant Cottage, Galway
- Clothes dryer
- Dish washer
- DVD player
- Linen provided
- Log fire
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
The original conversion tool place about 90 years ago so the house retains many original features and is overflowing with character.
Bedrooms / Bathrooms
- Bedrooms (3)
- Bathrooms (1)
- Ensuite (1)
- WCs (1)
Sleeps a Maximum of 6 people:
- Single Beds (2)
- Double Beds (2)
- Cots (1)
- Dining Seats (6)
- Lounge Seats (8)
What a pleasure, stunningly beautifal calm surroundings
We loved the place and hope to definitely return. We're also sharing the word with our close friends in case they visit.
What a treat - a beautifal relaxing escape from reality. True Irish hospitality
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