The property is located overlooking the glacial lake known as Loch Nafooey “Lake of the winnowing winds”. Loch Na Fooey is set in a steep-sided valley, surrounded by the mountains of Galway to the south and Mayo’s Partry Mountains to the north. A number of rivers feed the lake, including the River Fooey, which rises from the Devil’s Mother mountain and enters the lake at the western shore.
Finny is approximately 10 km to the west of Clonbur, County Galway, 11 km to the east of Leenaun, County Galway and 17 km south west of Toormakeady, County Mayo.
The cottage is within a 20 minute drive of Galway’s famous Lough Corrib at Golden Bay, and also a ten minute drive from Lough Mask.
It is a superb location for those who seek the peace and majesty of the great western lakes, with a wealth of water based activities available, and beautiful woodland and mountain walks not far.
The pretty fishing village of Clonbur is 13 minutes away. Here you will find a well-stocked supermarket, three cosy pubs with fine food, a bakery, a post office, a hotel, a garage and a Medical Centre.
Just 20 mins away is the world famous Ashford Castle, part of which dates from the 12th century. Here you will find fine dining in elegant surroundings set in beautiful parkland. There is a golf course as well as a falconry and an equestrian centre.
Knock Airport is a one hour drive, Shannon Airport approx. two hours, and Dublin Airport approx. three hours. Galway City, with it’s wealth of culture, the arts, theatre and fine restaurants, is a mere hour’s drive.
A short drive will take you through the dramatic beauty of the Connemara Mountains to the many magical beaches around Leenane, Tully Cross, Carraroe, Cleggan and Clifden.
All distances and times are approximate.
Note: Planning permission has been granted to extend the property.
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