4 Bed Cottage


Enjoy the extraordinary setting overlooking Mace Harbour on the Atlantic Seaboard. Dara provides high standards of comfort and convenience and easily accommodates up to eight people.

Outside there is a low maintenance garden separate to an entertainment area with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining. This property is suitable for people with disabilities.


Eco friendly Connemara Seaside Property: 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom. Sleeps 8 comfortably. Minimum stay 7 nights.


Located at the south west corner of Connemara just outside Carna on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Rooms are large and bright and well-lit in some cases by by both windows and skylights. The huge fully-quipped kitchen houses an 8-seater table, the large sitting room with open fire seats 11, and there are 2 generous bathrooms and plenty storage throughout.

The very large open plan reception room has been set out for conversation, TV viewing and a child’s play area. Also on the ground floor, a seperate lobby affordsprivacy and leads to the master bedroom and large bathroom with bidet.

Over a BBQ on the patio, guests can enjoy an unobstructed view of the fishermen bringing their catch while the sun sets over the bay.

About Dara

Dara is a unique spacious two storey house (built 2002) decorated along a nautical theme. It is an entirely Eco Friendly house with timber floor throughout except for tiled bathrooms.

It consists of four bedrooms – double bedroom with large bathroom on ground floor and three bedrooms on first floor a one single bed studio, a twin bedroom and a three single bed bedroom with ample space to add a fourth bed if necessary.

Bru na Mara is a beautiful complex just outside Carna on the Wild Atlantic Way, that combines traditional design with modern comfort. The site overlooks a small harbour, and has spectacular views of the sea, the historic Mason and St MacDara’s islands, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Situated in the south west corner of Connemara, the complex is an ideal location for touring and exploring Connemara and South Mayo. Carna, which is situated in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) is an important centre for Traditional singing, music, and dancing, with weekly sessions in neighbouring Kilkieran. There are a host of activities within easy reach, including a number of spectacular, unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus, (1.5 km) Mynish (7 km) and Callowfinish (8 km). The area is also ideal for walking or cycling, with little traffic, stunning views, and the cleanest air in Europe.



WIFI internet free and fast

Satellite TV

All your favourite channels


Real wood or turf burning fire for that real Irish welcome

Iron & board

Steam iron and ironing board

Washer & Dryer

Easy use washer dryer with full instructions provided


Full central heating throughout the property

Linen provided

All bed linen and towels provided


Plenty of parking right outside property

We come highly recommended

A perfect getaway. From our table on the patio we could watch the Irish-speaking fishermen come and go, and watch teams rowing curraghs in preparation for the festival – a scene straight out of the Bord Failte brochure.

After some exploring, we returned often to Moyrus and Mweenish beeches, both within easy cycling distance. We brought bikes, and it’s perfect cycling and running country – beautiful, varied scenery with very little traffic. The house was pristine and spacious. Riona was always friendly and helpful but never intrusive. Highly recommended.

Lisa H.

We had an amazing week at Bru na mara with our two boys (1 and 4). We absolutely loved exploring the rocky shore and walking around the quiet country roads (complete with cows, sheep, and donkeys which my boys loved). The house was immaculate and nicely decorated. Riona made us feel very welcome and we really appreciated her local expertise. This is the perfect location for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city (the closest large town is 45 minutes away). For any allergy sufferers, my sinuses never felt better; probably a testament to the cleanliness of the house and the fresh Wild Atlantic Way air.

John H.

Our stay at Bru Na Mara exceeded our expectations. Riona was a wealth of knowledge and took time to share loads of local tips. It was also lovely to hear about the history of the property. The location of this home is perfection…to wake every morning to the sound of birds and take a stroll down the lane or along the water is something we will never forget. The location is remote but the little village has a couple of shops and pubs. We fished from the pier and caught Mackrel and Pollack for dinner one evening. Day trips are easy with Clifden, Galway, Kylemore Abbey and more within an hour or so away. Our children loved it – they were free to run, climb, hunt for crabs and simply enjoy the fresh air! If we could go back tomorrow we would! We couldn’t recommend this home more!

Danielle C.

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Wild Atlantic Way

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Brú na Mara

Carna, Galway

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+353 862575773

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