Galway, Ireland


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Exchange dates Duration
June 20, 2020 - August 25, 2020 2 weeks

Seaside Village in Kinvara, West of Ireland

Looking for an Irish / UK Swap Summer 2020 for 1-2 weeks

Kinvara is a picturesque coastal town on the Wild Atlantic Way, set in rural countryside in South Galway with a population of approx. 2000 people. It is a very safe place with a strong community spirit. Our home is situated a 10/15min walk from the village and overlooks the beautiful Burren Hills. We enjoyed building our home and have orientated it to maximise sunlight, it has a bright modern airy feel and is ideally designed to suit family life with a large open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room (it is 176m2). We are have 0.75 acre garden surrounding the house with a secure children's play area (trampoline, swings, sand-pit, goal post) and sheltered patio area for outdoor dining and enjoy amazing sunsets!

We are 15mins walk from the village where there is one small hotel, two small supermarkets, 2 cafes (inc. internet), a fish restaurant and 3 traditional restaurants (inc. good take out pizza), chemist, clothes shop, post office, 2 gift shops, tennis court, playground, health food shop, a number of pubs and bed & breakfasts. The village has a lively farmers market every Friday morning. Local people are friendly and very happy to chat to visitors.

We have a local beach 10minutes drive away and are 20mins drive from Coole Park our local forest park. We are 30mins drive from Galway city and ferries to the Aran Islands and 1.5 hours to the wild beauty of the mountains and lakes in Connemara.

There's lots to do locally and we are ideally located for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and the West Coast of Ireland. Hillwalking, guided cycling, coastal foraging or walking tours and fishing are all available locally. Golfing is available in Gort (20mins drive). Just over the border in county Clare: Lahinch (40mins drive) features surfing and golf, Cliffs of Moher (40mins drive) Doolin (1 hour drive) features features ferries to the Aran Islands for a very enjoyable day trip.

A selection of summer events in 2020 in the area:
- Galway is European Capital of Culture 2020
- Galway Film Fleadh 9th July-14th July
- Galway International Arts Festival 13th-16th July
- Galways famous Horse Racing 27th July-2nd August
- Cruinniu na mBad Festival in Kinvara 14th-16th August

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 3 Children
  • 9 Exchanges made


  • Manager
  • Administrator & Art Student

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Sleeping Capacity: 7
  • Living Area: 1760 m2


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Piano


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4


  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Wales, UK
  • Ireland

Spoken Languages

  • English


  • Manager
  • Administrator & Art Student


  • Boy - Age: 16
  • Girl - Age: 13
  • Girl - Age: 19


  • 6 Hens
  • 1 Dog (Who will be on holidays!)