Cashelmara Lodge is a family run bed and breakfast, located just outside Salthill with breath-taking views of the world famous Galway Bay, a must see on the Wild Atlantic Way. The lodge’s hostess, Christina, has over 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, and has spent the last 18 years converting that experience into a welcoming, relaxing and above all a quality destination in the form of Cashelmara Lodge.
Each room is finished to the highest standard and includes a flat screen television with multiple channels, an en-suite bathroom with an electric power shower, coffee/ tea facilities and 24 hour free WiFi.
Breakfast is prepared fresh each day and guests can choose their breakfast from our delicious and eclectic breakfast menu. If you have any dietary requirements on personal preference please do not hesitate to let Christina know, as she is always more than happy to accommodate our guests.
Our guests can also avail of the free off street parking located in front of the lodge, there is a bus stop just across the road which provides regular service to Galway City, and should it be required, taxi pick-ups can be arranged by a member of our staff.
As a tourist location, Galway is one of the most popular cities in Ireland. Lots of local tourist attractions, many are within walking distance. Galway is a cultural centre, attracting thousands to the many festivals throughout the year. A few of the big attractions include The Cúirt International Festival of Literature, the Galway Arts Festival, the Galway Races and the Oyster Festival they are famous throughout Ireland and beyond. Theatre lovers are particularly blessed with a number of superb theatre companies based in the city, including the world-renowned Druid Theatre Company. The state-of-the-art Town Hall Theatre was opened in 1993 and covers all aspects of the performing arts including concerts, ballet, musicals, and operas.
Salthill, once a small seaside resort 3 km west of Galway City, is now an important suburb of this expanding city. Salthill seems to have grown as a result and, today, it is the premier resort in Ireland. While it may have lost some of its simple, rural charms, it has gained a wealth of amenities in the process. The giant Leisureland complex, with its host of children’s entertainments, including an indoor heated swimming pool, proves very popular, especially when the weather acts the spoilsport, as it will do at times here in the west. The golden half-mile of casinos, pubs and restaurants also play their part by day and discos and musical pubs rule the roost at night.
Situated in the West of Ireland in County Galway, Connemara National Park covers some 2,957 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands. Some of the Park’s mountains, namely Benbaun, Bencullagh, Benbrack and Muckanaght, are part of the famous Twelve Bens or Beanna Beola range. Connemara National Park was established and opened to the public in 1980.
Much of the present Park lands formed part of the Kylemore Abbey Estate and the Letterfrack Industrial School, the remainder having been owned by private individuals. The southern part of the Park was at one time owned by Richard (Humanity Dick) Martin who helped to form the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals during the early 19th century. The Park lands are now wholly owned by the State and managed solely for National Park purpose.
Standing 214m (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast of County Clare in the west of Ireland. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years