Costelloe Lodge a Titanic Retreat
Costelloe Lodge is an eight-bedroom Edwardian country house, designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for Bruce Ismay, chairman of the white star the owner of the Titanic. Bruce Ismay resided here from 1912 – 1937. The lodge is situated in Connemara, along the Wild Atlantic way with spectacular sea, river and mountain views overlooking the twelve pins. The gardens designed by the renowned Edwardian gardener Gertrude Jekyll overlook the Casla river adding to the tranquillity and atmosphere of this very special place.
Local beaches include the famous coral strand just five minutes’ drive to Carraroe, a nearby village with pubs, cafes and local supermarkets, here you will find picturesque piers and secluded coves to sunbathe, swim or maybe fish for shrimp with the children.
Island hopping is a must when you visit Connemara. The Rossaveal Aran island ferry is a two-minute drive from the lodge. The trip takes approximately 40 minutes aboard the locally operated modern ferry, you can choose which of the three Aran islands to visit first.
A 35-minute drive along the coast road and you could be enjoying a day’s shopping in Galway, a harbour city on Galway’s west coast or perhaps deciding which of the many wonderful restaurants to choose from. Enjoy a round of golf in Salthill or take in a spot of culture in one of the cities many museums. Don’t miss an evening’s entertainment enjoying a pint of Guinness and listening to live Irish folk music in the Galway pubs it’s an essential part of your holiday in ireland!
Some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches are located around the rugged coastline of Connemara, with many and varied options for exploring, beachcombing, swimming, walking and more.
In this part of the world, you will never find yourself too far away from the great Atlantic Ocean and a beach visit should certainly be a part of your Connemara experience.
Trá an Dóilín in An Cheathrú Rua (Carraroe) is an outstanding beach. It is known for its white coral and blue waters and is a great place for swimming and snorkelling.
Trá an Dóilín is a Blue Flag beach with a lifeguard on duty in the summer months. This beach is situated approximately 6km from Costelloe Lodge.
Kayaking: Situated in Gorumna Islands, Lettermullen, Co Galway .
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Connemara Isles Golf Club, Annaghvane, Co Galway
www.connemaraislesgolf.com Tel: +353(0)91 572498
Costello & Fermoyle Fisheries, Bridge Cottage, Casla, Co Galway
Galway Fishing, Spiddal, Co Galway
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Lettermullen & Gorumna Heritage Centre, Lettermullen, Co Galway
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Moycullen Riding Centre, Moycullen, Co Galway
www.moycullenriding.com +353(0)87 2043944
Killary Adventure Centre, Leenane, Co Galway
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Parks and Gardens
Connemara National Park, Letterfrack, Co Galway
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Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, Kylemore, Co Galway
www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie +353(0)95 52001
Bridget’s Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway
www.bridgetsgarden.ie +353(0)91 550905
Loughwell Farm Park, Loughwell, Moycullen, Co Galway
www.loughwellfarmpark.ie +353(0)91 868631
Corrib Princess, Woodquay, Galway
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Island Ferries, Rossaveal Pier, Rossaveal, Galway
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Aer Arann, Inverin, Co Galway
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Craft Centre & Shops
Spiddal Craft Centre & Café, Spiddal, Co Galway
Tigh Standún, Spiddal, Co Galway
www.standun.com +353(0)91 553115
Galway City & Salthill: www.discoverireland.ie/placestogo/galway
Cliffs of Moher, Clare: www.cliffsofmoher.ie
Burren National Park, Clare: www.burrennationalpark.ie
Royal Garden Oriental Restaurant & Takeaway +353(0)91 869884
Bia Blasta Café & Takeaway +353(0)91 869996
6 Café +353 (0)91 869817
An Chéibh Bar & Restaurant +353 (0)91 572207
An Builín Blasta Café & Bakery (located in Craft Centre)
Giblin’s Restaurant +353(0)91 504787
Fiordigrano Pizzacafe +353(0)85 1730764
Supermac’s Fast Food +353(0)91 558130
An Cruiscín Lán +353(0)91 553148
The Coffee Shop +353(0)91 558889
Oriental Garden +353(0)91 558558
O’Grady’s on the Pier Oyster & Seafood Restaurant +353(0)91 592223 www.ogradysonthepier.com
Donnelly’s Seafood Restaurant & Bar +353(0)91 591258 www.donnellysofbarna.com
Twelve Restaurant & Pizzeria +353(0)91 597000 www.thetwelvehotel.ie
Dulse Restaurant +353(0)91 592123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali’s Fish Shop, Barna Village +353(0)91 596623 www.alisfishmarket.com
White Gables Restaurant +353 (91) 555 744 E-mail: email@example.com
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Costelloe Lodge is a beautiful 8 bedroom Edwardian country residence recently restored to its former glory. An ideal property and grounds for family gatherings, weddings and special events. Originally designed and built for Bruce Ismay – owner of the ill-fated Titanic.