Clochard B&B is only a short distance from Galway’s Ceannt Railway station and Kennedy Park, which is named after the late John F. Kennedy former US President. Galway’s World famous Salmon Weir fishery, Cathedral and University are only a few minutes walk . Spires Gardens is also serviced by a regular bus service. Fishing, Golf, Horse riding are available locally. Information on walks and mountain walking is also available.
Pat and Helena originally came from Donegal and “Gaeilge” the native Irish language is spoken. Helena has worked all her life in the catering profession. If you so wish Pat and Helena can plan your daily itinerary. We can organise daily bus tours of Connemara and the Burren.
The tour of Connemara takes in Kylemore Abbey, the Inagh Valley, the market town of Clifden etc. The Burren tour meanders its way through one of the World’s most fascinating landscapes and takes in the famous Cliffs of Moher . At the cliffs of Moher you can view the Atlantic Ocean, The Aran Islands and the cliffs themselves which rise about 200 meters above the Atlantic Ocean. Clochard is also an ideal base for other tours such as Ashford Castle and the village of Cong. The Village of Cong was made famous by the John Ford classic film “The Quiet Man”.
Tour operators collect passengers at our house after breakfast each morning. Clochard are appointed agents for Aran Ferries and ferry trips can be booked from our premises. There are also two boat cruises of Lough Corrib that we can recommend. The Corrib Cruise which goes to Cong and the Corrib Princess which cruises the River Corrib and Lough Corrib.
Galway City nowadays if known as the Cultural Capital of Ireland. It is famous for its Street Theatre, Arts Festival etc. During the Summer Months ” Siamsa” a spectacular show of Irish music and dance perform at the Claddagh Hall nightly. The location of this show is spectacular as its situated at the mouth of The River Corrib, with views of the Spanish Arch and on arrival at The Claddagh Hall all patrons are met and greeted by the famous Claddagh Swans.
Clochard is also an ideal base for Galway nightlife.
We are only a few minutes walk from High Street, Quay Street., now famous for its fine Restaurants and Irish Pubs with traditional music. This area of Galway City if now known as the Latin Quarter of the City.
Contact Helena Hanlon
4 Spires Gardens,
Galway City, Ireland
Tel: 00 353 (0)91-521533
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