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Self Catering Holiday Homes in Gowla, Co. Galway

Gowla is a scenic townland in County Galway, ideally located between the villages of Cashel and Carna, 70km northwest of Galway city. This is a Gaeltacht area with Carna being the Irish speaking village in this region. Gowla is a wonderful and unique holiday destination in Ireland, the perfect base for exploring the west coast of Ireland and Connemara region.

Villages near Gowla

The quiet village of Carna is just 8km away from Tí Mhaggie Holiday Cottage our holiday accommodation in Gowla. In this pretty village you will find a selection of shops and pubs with many unplanned Irish music sessions.

Cashel a 10-minute drive north of Gowla is a peaceful seaside village, situated on Cashel Bay, an inlet of Bertarghboy Bay in west Galway. Cashel lies along the western seaboard of Connemara and is connected to the Roundstone by the very scenic road known as Cloonisle. Climb Cashel Hill and you will be rewarded with breath-taking views of the rugged coastline and the unspoilt beauty of Connemara. It takes its name from a circular stone fort, the remains of which lie on the slope of a mountain about 1km to the north-east.

Things to See and Do Near Gowla

Gowla is located on the west coast of Ireland in an area of outstanding beauty. It is the perfect base for exploring Connemara National Park, a vast expanse of mountains, bogs, lakes and unspoilt coastline. Connemara National Park was established in 1980 and is one of six national parks in Ireland.

Another top tourist attraction in Connemara is Kylemore Abbey and well worth a visit on your next self-catering holiday in Gowla.

Discover tiny coves, peaceful bays and fishing villages like Roundstone, Ballyconneely and Leenane. The vibrant town of Clifden a 25-minute drive from Gowla has several venues for traditional Irish music. This town is packed with good restaurants, cosy cafes, lively trad bars and craft shops. There are numerous festivals throughout the year in Clifden, including the famous Connemara Pony Festival and the Arts Festival in September.

Connemara’s rugged coastline boasts some of Ireland’s finest beaches, with stretches of pure white sands and turquoise waters. You will be spoilt for choice with the selection of sandy dotted along the coast on Galway’s Wild Atlantic Way. Two of Connemara’s must-see beaches are Dog’s Bay and Gurteen Bay are a 30-minute drive from our holiday accommodation in Gowla.

Some of the most beautiful places you should visit on your next holiday in Gowla can be seen off the beaten track and should be explored either on foot, by bicycle or on a boat! From our holiday accommodation in Gowla watch the ever-changing tide against a backdrop of the unspoilt Connemara hills with all its colour and beauty.

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