Recess is a rural village located near to the western coast of Ireland in Galway, with its official name in Irish being Sraith Saileach. This has a beautiful translation into English which is ‘stream of the willow tree’ and Recess is as picturesque as this name suggests, as it sits by the banks of several gorgeous loughs including the sweeping Lough Garroman and Lake Glendalough, as well as towering mountains. Choosing to rent a holiday cottage in this lovely village filled with absolute splendour and natural beauty is a great way to get away from the busy city and soak up a part of Ireland that is truly underrated.
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Recess
There is a lot to do in Recess on a self-catering holiday in terms of exploring natural scenery and the village is located along the Connemara Loop which is a popular tourist spot for lovers of blissful nature and serene backdrops. Day trips to Connemara National Park are one of the many possibilities on offer. The glaciated valley of Lough Inagh is beautiful, as are the Maamturk Mountains in the distance. Also worth seeing is the green Connemara marble quarries which can be found in Recess in the lower inclines of the hills and mountains.
An interesting monument to visit is the holy shrine dedicated to St. Patrick, the Mamean. Set in a tranquil and visually incredible area, this shrine is popular with those who hold religion dear to their hearts, and during the first Sunday of August each year, many people go for a pilgrimage to see the shrine. If you are just curious about Mamean, then it is perfectly possible to see it at any time of year and it makes a wonderful morning strolling route.
Golf lovers will be pleased to know that there is a pitch and putt course in the village of Recess, which has an unbelievably beautiful setting of rolling hills with the lakes and mountains in the distance. The village is also home to a local shop and lots of self-catering accommodation for you to rent and relax in on a break to this part of County Galway. There are also great links to other parts of the Connemara area from Recess so you can explore the rest of this region easily.
Recess is a wonderful little village full of friendly people and amazing scenery to recommend it. Kicking back in a quaint cottage overlooking the loughs and hills is the perfect way to unwind and soak up the pure beauty of Ireland. What’s more the beautiful Galway coast is close by so those who love to spend time by the waterside will be in their element with a cottage holiday here.
When it comes to finding self-catering accommodation to match the unique scenery, options include romantic cottages, family cottages and pet-friendly cottages, to name just a few of the available options in Ireland.
Book a Recess cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Galway on holiday.