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“Not too far away from the edge of Europe”
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Aoibhneas Exterior
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Aoibhneas Sitting room
Aoibhneas Kitchen and Dining Area
St MacDara's church and island
Moyrus Beach @1.5 km
The Inlet at high tide
The Ocean can also be pretty wild and exciting
Morning mist on the shore
St MacDara's day regatta (16th July)
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Carna, County Galway, Western Ireland

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FRANZ T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not too far away from the edge of Europe”
Reviewed November 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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The location of Riona's cottage is exceptionally beautiful. While in front of the door the wild Atlantic was raving, in the hinterland you may get lost among sheep, stones, erratic boulders, bogs and countless lakes. BTW bogs, unbelievable for us that sundew and butterwort just grow beside the road in the ditch. In the Alpine Foothills, South of Munich (Bavaria), you can find them only in limited areas and if you - at all - were lucky to see them, than it would be a sensation. Riona provided us with welcoming food and drinks and delivered a lot of useful information which - to say the truth - we were unable to follow completely. Caught with some particularities such as flowers, rocks, landscape formations we only could grip a small part of our resolutions. It turned out that Riona is still an expert in rocks giving us some necessary hints.
Soon we got familiar with Riona's home, especially due to her approach to protect the environment by reducing waste and separating bins, cans, paper etc. We felt like being at home. The tiny sleeping room will be kept in our mind forever. What a stunning view towards the sea! We're afraid we won’t have this in heaven again!

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Liked best: The sleeping room with the view to the sea
Liked least: Don't remember
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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MeikeClau...
Munich, Germany
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“Great week by the sea”
Reviewed August 29, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in "Aoibhneas" for one week this August and had a very wonderful week in beautiful Connemara. Riona is a great hostess and we felt welcome from the first moment on.
The apartment has 2 sleeping rooms, a living room, a small kitchen and a bathroom with shower - all nicely decorated and super clean and with views towards the sea and/or the mountains. We were welcomed with wine, cheese, eggs, butter, milk and bread - a perfect start for a week or more off.
Riona also provided us with alot of information about trips in the area and was ever so helpful.
We loved the fact that Bru Na Mara is directly by the sea and we could just leave the house, sit outside and watch the tides come and go.
Who had not yet been to Connemara, should go at once! For we fell in love with the beauty of the countryside, the great views, the coulds and sheep!
Thank you, Riona and Birdie, for everything!

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68_HOLGER
Colmar, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, landscape and very hospitable”
Reviewed August 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

we stayed for 1 week with our little kid. It was a beautiful and very clean house (only 20m to the sea). The landscape was breathtaking. We received very good information for local places of interest. Best holiday until now.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Carsten N
Bochum, Germany
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“Great flat”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We visited Bru na Mara in May 2014. It was a real great time for us and Riona was a very kind and friendly Hostess. We've had a very lovely flat and we're sure to visit it again :)

We enjoyed our hollidays there very much. Recommendable

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Liked best: Spot, the dog ;)
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Marburg, Hessen, Germany
Reviewed April 22, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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adraf
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unfogetable holiday”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We spent a week in Bru Na Mara AOIBHNEAS , from 7th to 13th of june. It was the first time we came TO Conemara, and we were delighted with the location of the house and kindness and hospitality of the owner Riona. We felt like at home, Riona gave us ideas what to do ect, especialy my wife was pregnant 7 months
She is really helpful and friendly.
The house is fully equipped and very comfortable. We enjoed long walks on the beaches apart from that we visited
Galway, Cliffs of Moher, , Aran Islands , CLIFDEN , Kylmore Abbey, Killary Fjord, Harbour, the Sky Road, Westport, and all along the road, the scenery magnifiient .Nothing else to add great wonderfull unforgetable holiday.

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Liked best: great location
Liked least: fact I had to leave
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Management Response
May 10, 2018
It was such a pleasure to have this wonderful young family visit Ireland for the first time and stay with me here at Bru na Mara. Aoibhneas is the ideal unit for a couple or a couple and young child at any time of the season. Delighted you enjoyed your trip to Connemara and look forward to a return visit.
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