Spiddal, Co. Galway., Ireland

Galway Docks on a summer morning

Galway Docks on a summer morning



View from above our house looking out on Galway Bay and the Burren

View from above our house looking out on Galway Bay and the Burren


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House on the Wild Atlantic Way, West coast of Ireland, in Spiddal, Co. Galway.

We are open to exchange from January 2022 and are open to all offers and lengths of stay. We are, ideally, looking for an exchange near the sea or lake with good walking.
Also open to exchanges in Ireland throughout the year, long weekends etc.

Where we live:

We live in Connemara, on the west coast of Ireland, near Spiddal village and 17km west of Galway city. Our house has lovely views over Galway Bay, the Clare hills and the Aran Islands.
We live in a three bedroom, dormer bungalow. There is one ensuite bedroom downstairs, a toilet, kitchen , living room & an office / snug . Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Our house is very comfortable and has all modern conveniences.
We have two daughters, Aoife and Cliodhna,. It is unlikely that they will travel with us but, they may visit for a while with their partners. We are open to exchanges for short or long periods.
We live in a particularly beautiful part of Ireland. Connemara is that rugged portion of West Galway, bounded on three sides by the sea with spectacular scenery. It offers infinite possibilities for walking and exploring. It is one of Europe’s last great natural wildernesses and part of the Wild Atlantic Way
Spiddal is a very pretty seaside village with some good restaurants, pubs a craft centre and beaches. The local pubs offer live traditional music and Spiddal is also home to many writers, poets, artists and sculptors.
Medieval Galway is a university town steeped in history. It is a whirlwind of activity with pubs and restaurants, arts, crafts and culture. There are many summer festivals; The Galway Races and The Galway Arts Festival are world renowned. The Oyster Festival takes place in September.
There is a lot to do in Galway whether your taste is for active sports or gentle leisurely pursuits—pony-trekking, fishing, sailing, surfing, swimming, golf—the list is endless.
We have exchanged more than 30 times and in many different countries. We have exchanged widely  in Europe, The United states, Canada, Australia and North Africa.  Each exchange  has been a very positive and enjoyable experience. We have found it to be a wonderful way to travel and have made many new friends. 

Some useful websites: 
Galway Races take place at the end of July and runs for one week
The Arts festival is held annually in mid July
The local newspaper ' The Galway Advertiser'  will have all you need to know about  'whats on in Galway and the surrounding district'
Galway Tourist Information

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 30 Exchanges made


  • Retired
  • Education

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2


  • No smoking
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Canary Islands, Spain
  • Malta
  • Corsica, France
  • Ireland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood



  • Retired
  • Education


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.