The cottage is quietly located in a low density development, many properties of which are full time homes.. There is an excellent Spar supermarket, a local pub and restautant/carry-out establishment a short walk away. The property is clean, well furnished and comfortable with a large conservatory and easily lit turf fire.The journey from the ferry port of entry, Larne outside Belfast, is straight forward. The toll motorways in Ireland are reasonably priced, fairly lightly used as you go west with no commercial traffic to speak of, and are easy to navigate. The 2 hours from Dublin to Galway was an easy drive, the countryside becomming more interesting the further west you go. Connemara with its lakes and mountains is breathtaking and villages such as Cong and towns such as Clifden should not be missed. At 42 miles long Lake Corrib is special, Ashford Castle a good setting out point for a Loch cruise, and Galway itself a continental experience, even on a wet day. The town museum is well worth a visit covering local history and culture. The area has been in occupation since Neolithic times and there is a lot to see if you seek it out.