Explore Galway City & County
Furbo is more a town-land than a village located between Barna and Spiddal, only 10 minutes drive from Salthill in Galway city. The area is a typical Gaeltacht style of settlement with no village street or centre, but even though it is only a short distance from Galway city it has managed to maintain its rural nature quite successfully in recent years due to strong opposition to large scale development. As a result the spectacular views of Galway Bay, the Burren and the Aran Islands has remained un-obscured in Furbo and this adds to its attraction and charm.
It is this charm and uniqueness that makes the location of the Connemara Coast Hotel both breath-taking and relaxing.
Connemara is one of the most scenic areas in Ireland and stretches from Galway up into Mayo. There are a vast number of driving, walking and cycling routes throughout the region and it would take weeks to truly explore all of Connemara but there are many one day routes that can be taken from the Connemara Coast Hotel to give you a true sense of the beauty of Connemara. These routes include a visit to Kylemore Abbey and its gardens, the landing place of Alock and Brown in Clifden, the only Fjord in Ireland in Killary and the location for films such as The Quiet Man and The Field.
Galway City is a vibrant town with activities for all ages, interests and budgets. The earliest records of settlement date back to 1124 so the town is steeped in history. The city has a pulsating night life of traditional bars, live music venues, wide variety of dining options and modern clubs. There is something for everyone.
Explore Galways Activities
The region is dotted with small lakes, magnificent beaches, the majestic Twelve Pins mountain range and the Wild Atlantic Way. Due to these wonderful natural resources there are many activities available in the county including water-sports and walking & cycling routes.
Only a few minutes drive from the hotel is the sheltered Rusheen Bay, the location of the Rusheen Bay Windsurfing School. This school is open from Mid April to mid October each year and offer lessons and hire options for Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking. They offer a variety of options from 5 day kids camps to 2 hour hire for individuals, couples and groups. Check them out on www.rusheenbay.com
The Corrib Princess
Hop on board the luxurious Corrib Princess from Woodquay in the heart of Galway city and enjoy a 90 minute morning, afternoon or evening cruise along Lake Corrib experiencing the lakes traditional trade routes. Cruises are available from April - November each year.
For further information check our www.corribprincess.ie
Give It A Go Kayaking
They are a locally based sea kayaking business who operate from a number of locations close to the hotel such as Furbo Beach, Silverstrand, the Prom in Salthill and beyond. They provide all the equipment that is required including life jackets and wetsuits. The trips last up to 90 minutes and are operated by experienced qualified instructors. www.giveitago.ie