The gorgeous fishing village of Cleggan can be found nestled by the beautiful Cleggan Bay in County Galway
, western Ireland by the North Atlantic coast, and is a lovely settlement to visit on a self-catering break with friends or loved ones. With a picturesque harbour, pretty coastal cottages and a beach, this little village has plenty to recommend it.
About Cleggan for Cottage Holidays
The pier is a very popular place for all who come to visit the stunning shores of Cleggan, and it is historic as it was built way back in 1822. This pier is lovely for relaxing strolls with those dearest to you, and as it is by the harbour, it is a very picturesque place with views that will rejuvenate your soul. Cleggan’s beach is mainly rocky although it does become sandy during low tide. This part of Ireland is ideal for romantic cottage getaways and family holidays alike.
Cleggan has the amenities that visitors would wish for when staying in a quaint Irish village, including four bars, one of them being The Pier Bar by the harbour. There is also a grocer for everything you need if staying on a self-catering break in the village, as well as a restaurant. There are many things to do in Cleggan, and besides talking lovely ambles through the wonderful scenery of the settlement and its surroundings, horseback riding is a popular activity to partake in. Animal lovers, children and anyone who just wishes to enjoy and see Cleggan in a tranquil way will love hopping on to a horse and trekking through the backdrops.
Trips to the nearby islands by Cleggan can be taken from the village, and this is a popular thing to do and a fun way to see a different side to Ireland and County Galway. The pier is the nearest mainland connection for several of the islands including Inishbofin and Inishturk, and the charm of these islands is apparent the moment you get off the boat and see the sweeping and rugged landscapes, where populations are very sparse.
Keen climbers and hikers may wish to ascend to the top of Cleggan Head, which has an interesting feature of the relics of a watchtower which was amazingly built during the Napoleonic Wars at the beginning of the 19th century. Views from here are spectacular as the bay, the village and the islands will be spread out beneath you, making brilliant photo opportunities.
Other sites of interest nearby to Cleggan to discover on a cottage holiday include the ruins of St. Feichin Church on Omey Island. This church dates back to the 7th century and should definitely be visited if you have an interest in history and architecture. Cleggan is also home to lots of activities including pitch and putt, diving and of course, sampling some delicious fresh local seafood from the Atlantic coastline.
A stay in this corner of Ireland has plenty to offer you when it comes to inspirational cottage holidays. Whether you opt for a beach cottage
or a cottage close to the coast
, we hope you have an unforgettable self-catering holiday in Ireland.
Book a Cleggan cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Galway on holiday.