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Peaceful Cottage, Co, Mayo
Surrounded by its original pre-famine stone wall and picturesque pastures, Peaceful Cottage is located in beautiful Co Mayo on the West Coast of Ireland. Rich in history, and panoramic scenery Co. Mayo is Ireland's third largest county and the Gateway to the west of Ireland's major attractions.




Originally a pre-famine thatched cottage, the cottage was renovated in early 1990 and now offers self-catering accommodations with a wide range of amenities to assure a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
A spacious, open floor plan features a fully furnished living room, dining room, equipped eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms with three double beds to sleep up to six adults and a fitted bathroom with a separate shower. Also on hand for the convenience of our guests is a washer and dryer.
Perfect for families with children and couples young and old, who want to experience authentic Irish living, Peaceful Cottage offers the opportunity to enjoy an affordable - and unforgettable - holiday in ireland.
For complete details, please click Peaceful Cottage.

Within easy driving distance from the cottage are Ashford Castle, Connemara, the village of Cong, Galway City, the Aran Isles, world class fishing, championship golf courses, and much, much more. The cottage is also close to the town of Shrume - an area rich in history and archaeological ruins with many historical and archaeological sites to explore, including no less than six Norman castle ruins!





 
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The Galway Hooker

This unique vessel, with its distinctive curved lines and bright red sails, originated in the village of Claddagh. During the 19th century, hookers supported a significant fishing industry and also carried goods, livestock and fuel. Seán Rainey is remembered for building the last of the original boats, the Truelight, for Martin Oliver who was to become the last king of the Claddagh; as king, he was entitled to white sails on his boat. Since the mid seventies, many of the old sailing craft which were on the verge of extinction have been lovingly restored and new ones have been built. During the summer months they can be seen at festivals such a Cruinniú na mBád - the Gathering of the Boats - in Kinvara.

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