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|Weir Haven is an old world, thatched, country lodge, situated in a tranquil setting at the edge of Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland. Once you drive through the entrance, you feel you are in a different world.
You will be amazed by the unique fairytale design of the house, with its curved thatched roof, eyebrow windows and climbing roses. The charming cottage gardens, nurtured with loving care, complete this oasis of peace, an ideal retreat from your busy life and is ideally located just twenty minutes from Galway City.
The accommodation at Weir Haven is five star standard, comprising four magnificent guest suites. Each unique suite is elegantly and luxuriously furnished, with carefully selected antiques and designer fabrics, creating an exceptional standard of comfort and luxury and rates start from €60pps.
This truly is a perfect base from which to explore the world renowned Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Connemara. It is also only five minutes from Moran's Oyster Bar, one of the most famous lobster and oyster bars in Ireland. The lodge overlooks the Kilcolgan River, a tidal estuary, featuring the famous weir, with clear views of neighbouring Kilcolgan Castle and Moran’s Oyster Cottage.
It offers a peaceful retreat from the busy world and guests can relax in the spacious drawing room furnished with an eclectic mix of Victorian, Edwardian and French antiques and rare books. You can wander in the pretty cottage style gardens, or perhaps enjoy a coffee or glass of wine or other refreshments, on one of the terraces. Other areas of the garden are suitable for quiet reflection or meditation.
On arrival at Weir Haven, guests will be treated to tea, coffee or juices, with perhaps, some freshly made scones from our kitchen, or our signature ginger cake from a wonderful old recipe. Light supper or evening meals can be provided by prior arrangement and the emphasis is on delicious home cooked food using fresh, quality, locally sourced produce ( organic where possible ) Breakfast includes fresh fruit and juices, freshly laid eggs from nearby Jan Allum’s hens, organic Irish bacon and fresh breads from the kitchen, organic porridge from an Irish mill and homemade jams and marmalades.
Weir Haven is built on land steeped in history at Tyrone Avenue. The area formed part of St. George’s Estate dating back to the 17th Century and the ruins of Tyrone House, a neo-classical cut stone mansion, is only one mile away, as is St. Sourney’s church and well, a religious site, dating from the 6th Century, with a fine gothic carved doorway, a 19th Century mausoleum, celebrated by the poet John Betjeman and adjoining graveyard. Less than two miles away is Clarenbridge, a pretty village with shops, famous pubs and restaurants, which sits on the banks of the river Clarin at the mouth of Dunblacan Bay.