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Self Catering Holiday Homes in Bearna or Barna, Co. Galway

Bearna or Barna is a coastal village in Connemara, 13 minutes west of Galway city in County Galway. A wonderful base for exploring Salthill, Spiddal, Roundstone and the scenic region of Connemara National Park. This picturesque village is also the gateway into that wild and wonderful west coast of Ireland and the beautiful Connemara region.

Bearna has a great selection of local amenities such as a beauty salon, chemist, supermarket, health shop, coffee shop, restaurants, hotel and bars on the west coast of Ireland.

This seaside village in Galway is a short 10-minute drive from Galway City on the R336, a picturesque coastal road to Connemara along part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Bearna is the only official name, the anglicised spelling Bearna has no official status.

Galway has a number of Blue Flag Beaches and one of these beaches, Silverstrand is easily reachable from our self-catering holiday accommodation in Bearna. Silverstrand is an award-winning sandy beach providing beautiful views of Galway bay. This .25 km long beach is lifeguarded during the bathing season and has toilets, a picnic area and wheelchair access. This beach has been dual awarded, achieving the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award status 2019.

Enjoy a round of golf at Bearna Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole parkland course a 7-minute drive away from this holiday home in Galway. Set amidst the beauty of the west of Ireland, savour the views of Galway Bay, The Burren, The Aran Islands and rugged Wild Atlantic Way.

There are a number of popular restaurants and cafes located in Bearna. One of Galway’s finest seafood restaurants, Donnelly’s of Bearna is situated in the village. Enjoy pizza at The Pins Gastro Bar featuring Pizza Dozzina or book a table at Upstairs @ West, a modern style club restaurant. Afterwards enjoy a delicious cocktail or two in The Twelve, a well-known boutique hotel located in the village.

Evergreen Healthfoods stocks a wide range of products including supplements, natural beauty products, speciality foods and some lovely gifts.

Bearna is also ideally situated between the popular seaside villages of Salthill to the east and Spiddal to the west. Head to Galway city and browse the many boutiques, bookshops or sit outside a café or pub on Shop Street to people watch. From Breana you can easily reach the great natural wilderness that is Connemara, fringed by the Atlantic with white sandy coves and azure blue waters. There are a number of popular festivals in Connemara during the year, including the Arts Festival in September, Clifden Traditional Music Festival and the extremely popular Connemara Pony Show held every year on the third Thursday in August.

Connemara National Park is a vast expanse of mountains, bogs, heathland and lakes which you can easily explore from Alcantara Holiday Home. This beautiful national park is home to a herd of famous Connemara ponies and the vibrant town of Clifden, has several venues for traditional Irish music and tasty restaurants, a must on your next self-catering holiday to Galway City. Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park are two of the top visitor attractions in Galway and a must on your next self-catering holiday in Galway City.

From Bearna you are also a 25-minute drive away from the harbour of Rossaveal where you and your guests can take a day trip to the unspoilt Aran Islands.

From our self-catering holiday home sin Bearna you and your guests are ideally placed to go fishing, horse trekking, cycling, wild swimming, kayaking along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way plus much more. There are an abundant of both indoor and outdoor activities in this stunning and ideal situated holiday destination.

With the rugged beauty of Connemara only a stone’s throw away, Bearna is an ideal base for your holiday in Galway. You have a good choice of eateries in the village and a selection of pubs where most weekends you can catch a “live trad” night, a wonderful base for exploring the west coast of Ireland.

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