The Branches B&B

13 Woodhaven, Merlin Park, Galway, Ireland
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St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast

by factorx

Hello,

I would like to contact "St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast" in Galway, but I haven't found a website or email-address. If someone is possible to get this, I would be very pleased.
If you have been in this B&B before, could you give me your opinion of this b& b (or better alternatives).

RE: St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast

by nettyfitz

Galway , Republic of Ireland

CommentsSt. Martin's Bed and Breakfast
Rest and relax!



2 Nun's Island Street

Galway





+353 91 56 8286

Neighborhood City Centre (Galway)

If you happen to stumble upon this little bed and breakfast without someone recommending it to you, then you should consider yourself really lucky. Located just two steps away from Galway's well-known Shop Street and also the City Centre, this accommodation makes for a cozy and relaxing stay away. Although it sits pretty on the canal side facing River Corrib, this place is not really well-known to a normal tourist visiting Galway for the first time, a good thing for those who like it the quiet and serene way. The rooms may not be equipped with modern luxuries, but are clean and have the basic amenities, including special comforts like a hot water bottle at night. In addition, the owner Mary Sexton looks after every detail and need, making the stay homely and unforgettable. Dog lovers would love it here even more as the owner's friendly dog is generally around to give you company. With all these features, it's no wonder that St. Martin's gets a thumbs-up from all its clients!

Breakfast Available 1

Number of Rooms 4

Room Rates :

Single Rooms From : EUR 36


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RE: St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast

by zuriga

There's a very nice B&B just outside Galway City and located on Connemara Bay. It's called Son Amar.

RE: RE: St. Martin's Bed and Breakfast

by WhispersWest

Talk about a flood of pleasant memories! If you should decide to stay at ST. Martin's, you will not be disappointed. Mary epitomizes everything you expect of an Irish Grandmother or Favorite Aunt. The beds are so comfortable you almost hate to climb out of them to explore the heart of Galway, which is almost right outside your front door. It isn't extravagantly decorated but most homes in Ireland aren't furnished out in antiques. It is definitely a taste of the real Ireland, gracious hospitality, excellent, plentiful food and a comfortable place to rest after a day of exploring. Oh, Tubbs, you must remember a treat for Tubbs! He is the most adorable dog, not at all under foot but very friendly. Mary doesn't have email or a website you will have to call over to arrange your stay, 00 +353 91 56 8286. There is a five hour difference if you are on the east coast.

Slan Agus Beannacht,

Bit Devine
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Travel Tips for Galway

Saturday morning market

by iaint

We stumbled on this as we did some "normal" shopping. All kinds of stalls from organic veggies to celtic silver jewellry. Indeed my other half got a nice pendant for her daughter.

The main action tho', was the appearance of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to film a demonstration at one of the stands. The locals came running from all around!

No f... words that I could hear, but the producer (aawfully English) was getting a bit agitated by all the Gaelic rubberneckers!

To be found in Market Street (and surrounding streets), oddly enough!

For those who love a good walk

by racheljapi

The Blackrock - Silver Strand walk is an excellent way to get a little excercise and see great views at the same time.
Being roughly 5 miles long, this path is excellent for the serious walker. You will take in features such as the diving board at the end of Blackrock, passing the Galway Golf Course and the impressive Rusheen Bay. The Bearna Woods appear en route and if you turn left at Bearna Church, which features a unique picture window, you will find yourself upon Silver Strand.

A very traditional bar

by sourbugger about O'connell's

Situated right on Eyre square this pub changed hands in 2006. It is nowadays a well run little pub with a good mixture of customers : students, businessmen, resident drunks, shoppers and the odd lonely wierdo.

Some the bar is listed - so it's not going to change in a hurry. The frontage, bar, floor and ceiling and preserved by order for posterity. The best bit is however the rear rooms. You could swear you were in a kitchen / sitting room from some peasant house of the 1930's. Apart from the massive aga that is. The outside courtyard is also a great little area, with it's own bar as well !

Whilst all this is reason enough for having a pint here, there is another reason. Take a look at the upstairs rooms. They are now thankfully empty except for the dirtiest net curtains in the world. It was in these rooms that some of the characters in one of the most bitter of family fueds lived in absolute poverty (despite the fact the pub was worth over 14 million). The whole tale was the subject of a TV documentary last year, and good viewing it made. The owner Mary O'connell, it was claimed wanted to leave the who property to charity. When other family member from abroad got wind of the plans all hell broke loose. Dodgy solicitors, court cases, skeletons in cupboards - it's all in there.

Spud Murphys - great for brunch!

by Waoife about Spud Murphys

Not the place for romantic meal but definitely good value in the breakfast department! Sunday morming breakfast (actually they serve it all day for those of you that are really lazy!!!) - big fry (they do a really good veggie one too), orange juice, tea, coffee & plenty of toast/bread. Perfect for recovering from the night befoe!!!

Depending on what you choose the price is between €5 and €7 although you can get a breakfast roll with rasher, sausage & egg for €2.80.

Cannon at Eyre Square

by al_mary

The Cannon at Eyre Square
were presented to the
Connaught Rangers at the
end of the Crimean War that
was fought from 1854-1856
in recognition of their military
achievements ......

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