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Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

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Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

I am staying at the ConnemaCottages Aug. 20th to Aug. 27th, to celebrate my 75th birthday. I want to get back home alive. I come from Canada and have never driven on the "other side" of the road. The cottages are 6 miles from Recess. I would like to go into Recess a couple of times during the week especially for my birthday celebration. Any suggestions.....don't really want to walk it, how about taxi service, bus from cottage door to Recess and return????

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1. Re: Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

I cannot think where these are in Recess and they don't even come up on a map. following the directions on www.connemaracountrycottages.com/index.asp They are closer to Oughterard which gives a few more options. Have you got an actual address for the cottages rather than their office??

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2. Re: Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

Actual address is Liam East, apparently the directions (if I were driving) are to stay of N59 through Oughterard past the entrance to Glengowia Mines, then a double bend, then there is a tall hedge to left, following which, and suddenly, there is a turning to your left with signs for Quiet Man Bridge and Connemara Country Cottages,. Follow lane, without deviation left or right 1.5 miles and there are the Connemara Country Cottages. The picture of the cottages looks like three cottages on a somewhat desolate wind swept hill without much surrounding them and it is 1 mile to a lake but 6 miles to civilation. Thanks for your help.

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3. Re: Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

You will definitely be closer to Oughterard and you can get taxi's from there although cab's in rural Ireland can be expensive.

Oughterard Taxi, Mr. Liam Felton +353 (0)85 8429568

www.oughterardtourism.com/mysitecaddy/site3/

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4. Re: Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

YvonneC . . . how was your visit there? We're going to be staying there in April/May 2012 and cannot wait.

What did to see and what did you enjoy most during your time there?

Von (who is also "Yvonne C")

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5. Re: Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

Recess is tiny!!i'd really rent a car, so you can explore properly.

Edited: 6:42 pm, December 27, 2011
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6. Re: Connemara Cottages, Recess to Recess and back...w/o a car

Harvey - the OP was going to be in Recess back in August.

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