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Corrib Wave House
Ranked #13 of 23 Oughterard B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Delighted to report that our party has just spent another extended weekends fishing break at the Corrib Wave House. As ever the welcome was warm and humourous with reliably good hearty food. A big breakfast nicely set us all up for the days fishing ahead of us. Its very convenient with the House having its own jetty and boats for hire only a short stroll away down the garden. The convenience was made even easier when, at the end of the long days fish, we had a quick shower and popped downstairs to have very nice dinners.

Been there, seen it, loved it & been back many times - There are not many places that I feel as much at home at, as the Corrib Wave House. I cannot (and do not want to) imagine what the Corrib Wave House would be like without Michael & Maria - I definately look forward to returning and thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Every room has an excellent view of Loch Corrib and the surrounding highlands - a beautiful spot. I...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

When I think of my trip to Ireland, Corrib Wave is what pops into my mind. The stunning view of Lough Corrib was complimented by tasty, hearty Irish food, friendly smiles, banter around the warm, cosy fire and a great location to tour Connemara. The room was spacious and warm with everything you would need. A trip out on the lake on one of the boats was a highlight. It was a pleasure to step away from the hustle and bustle of life and into a relaxing piece of heaven!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

It was a spontaneous, maybe also a bit risky, decision to return to a place we had spent a wonderful vacation almost 20 years ago. We were thrilled and pleasantly surprised to find Corrib Wave House as charming as it was then, and its owners, Maria and Michael, as warmhearted, friendly and helpful as they were back in 1992. - The lively talks with them at the turf fire in the evening were the daily highlights when coming back from our day-trips around gorgeous Connemara.

Needless to say that all this, together with Maria's delicious and "honest" food, more than compensated for the rather meager catch from beautiful Lough Connemara. Being out with ghillie Mark was great fun - with or without pikes.

A big thanks to our Irish hosts. We will not wait another 20 years to be back !

Martin Ruth

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

My wife & I wanted to stay a couple of nights near Galway in a B&B and had no previous knowledge of the area. We searched the B&B website, and stumbled upon an amazing looking B&B called the Corrib Wave. We phoned the same day we hoped to stay. Lucky for us they had room. What an incredible property in an incredible location. Sits right on Lough Corrib with stunning lake views. Mr. & Mrs. Healy are very nice, and their B&B is spacious. Our trip coincided with a group of annual UK anglers, and that only added to the fun! Mrs. Healy puts out a large breakfast spread, and in the evenings you will certainly sit in the oversized family room talking with other guests. Oughterad is a lovely little town with several pubs & restaurants worth enjoying, and the location is conducive to day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Westport, and Galway. Well worth the experience and a great deal!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

I have been frequenting the Corrib Wave for almost ten years. I visit every May, normally the third weekend in the month, whereupon the most glorious hatch of mayfly takes place - the fishing is good, the company excellent and the "craic" just as good. Aside from the obvious joy at seeing my friends again for some fishing, I would like to pass on my best wishes and thanks to Michael & Maria who run the Corrib Wave. Each year without fail they have looked after us with their warm and welcoming hospitality - The food is excellent - Breakfast sufficient to keep you going all day, packed lunches and the evenings meals of wholesome farmhouse fare. Michael also has available a small fleet of fishing boats available for day hire from the Corrib Wave's own quayside on the shores of loch Corrib. Any guest will soon get a taste of Michael's quick and dry sense of humour and love of all things piscatorial - what ever you do, do not ever ask Michael the best place or method for catching the best fish - you will only ever get one of his stock in trade comical answers back in reply. We have some excellent banter with him - our group have been after Michael's so called "recession discount" for the last few years without success. The views from the house are fantastic and it is just a short drive or ride in Jonjo's taxi into Ougherard for a few scoops. I highly recommend the Corrib Wave as do all the other guests I have seen return each year for the last ten years just as I do - long may it continue. Thanks, from Kevin, Northampton

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed July 21, 2008

Just had a wonderful stay at this most homely of guest houses .we have stayed at this guest house for the last four years at different times of the year . maria and michael are the most helpful of hosts and nothing is to much trouble. the view from the house is spectacular and as one of our party said on first viewing "it is like utopia".the food is excellent ,all homemade.i would have no hesitation in recomending this guest house as we have done on many occasions.it is a good base to see all of connemara and beyond.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 23, 2007

On arrival after a long drive, Maria, our hostess provided us with a much appreciated hot cup of tea and some buscuits. The welcome was warm and sincere. The house is situated right on the shore of Lough Corrib and is just a matter of minutes on the Galway side of Oughterard, a lovely little village. Our room was spacious and clean complete with en-suite bathroom. It had a double bed and a single and we shared with our daughter. The breakfast consists of a choice: Fruit, cheese, cereals, fruit juice, tea or coffee, toast and fresh brown (wheaten) bread and a cooked breakfast, either an Irish fry, scrambled egg on toast with bacon and or sausages or poached eggs. There is no rush to vacate the breakfast room as Maria is only to please to have a chat and advise on where best to go in the locality. On return at night Maria and her husband Michael and some of the girls are always in the living room beside an open fire, burning locally cut turf. Again you are welcome to join them for a chat about the events of the day.
Michael has eight boats to hire for fishing from his own jetty. He can also arrange for expert gillies to guide the wouldbe angler around the best parts of Corrib. On display in the house are a number of specimen catches from Corrib over the years. There are perch, pike and brown trout. Some of the trout are 14lb plus.
This house is well located for those who want to explore the sights of Co. Galway and Connemara. It is 25 minutes drive from Galway city which is worth a visit and just up the road through the village of Oughterard on the left hand side is the bridge where John Wayne proposed to Maureen O'Hara in the classic film "The Quiet Man"
All in all I would recommend this house to anyone, especially the keen anglers. I did not do any fishing on this trip as I had my wife with me, but I hope to return with some of my fellow anglers on a future occasion.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Address: Portacarron | Connemara, Oughterard, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Oughterard
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Oughterard
Price Range: $92 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Corrib Wave House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Corrib Wave Farm Guesthouse is the home of Michael & Maria Healy & family. You are assured of a warm welcome to a family home with every comfort, Irish hospitality, superb home cooking, excellent wines, relaxing by open turf fire. Beautiful bedrooms, ensuite with panoramic views of lake and Connemara mountains. Peace & tranquillity awaits you at Corrib Wave, Angling specialists, boats, engines for hire. 18 hole golf course 1km. Ideal base for touring Connemara with its towering mountains, lakes , river, seashore beaches, castles, national park, Kilmore abbey,wild life, sheep pones & Wild Atlantic Way Recommended by Le Guide Routard, Georgina Campbell as best places to stay. Our guest recommends people to stay for more than one night at Corrib Wave.Free secure car parking Free Wi/Fi ... more   less 
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