There is now a wide range of websites and companies offering holiday rental accommodation.  Here, we list just a few options which we think you'll like - a large and luxurious one, and a smaller and truly cosy one, and we just couldn't leave out the Cleggan Farm Cottages. 

See also a few links to holiday rental companies at the bottom of this page.

Norah's Cottage

This is a beautifully maintained and beautifully situated house, right beside Omey Strand, on 12 acres - and with lovely views across the Strand to Omey Island, and the beach right by your doorstep.  Just look at the photo below, and imagine waking up every day to that gorgeous view!

Once upon a time, this was a small cottage, but it has been carefully extended and restored, with great attention paid to every detail, and providing the perfect location to spend your holidays. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, and the ambience is all about style, relaxation and comfort.  What more could you want?

Norah's Cottage is the last house on Strand Road.  It's as close to the Strand as you could get, yet it's an easy stroll to Claddaghduff village and Sweeney's shop/PO and Sweeney's Strand Bar.

To find out more about this lovely holiday rental, visit:-

Or click here to view Norah's Cottage on Instagram.

The view from Norah's Cottage at high tide: 
Omey Island to the left, Aughrus Pier and Point to the right.

Two-Bed Cottage: Emlough-Rossadilisk

If you pass through Cleggan village, along the Aughrus Peninsula, for 3km (about 1.4 miles), you will come to the turning (to the right) down to the beautiful area of Rossadilisk, with its lovely, flower-filled meadows, its wide strand and sheltered beaches, and the tiny Rossadilisk which provides shelter to fishing currachs and other small boats.  Just at the top of that road, and facing it, is a two-bedroomed cottage offered for holiday rental.

It's a lovely cottage, surrounded by secluded gardens, and with a view over Rossadilisk towards the islands of Inishbofin and Inishark. It's in the same grounds as the main house belonging to the owners - but is well secluded from it so that you'll have all the privacy you want! - and this is useful in case you have any queries or needs.  You'll find that the owners are the loveliest of people (and we write this from our own direct experience), who will leave you to yourself as much as you need, but will also go out of their way to be pleasant or helpful or just make you feel welcome and at home!
In addition to Cleggan village, the cottage is an easy 10-15 minute walk to Claddaghduff, where you'll find Sweeney's shop and Post Office, and the Strand Bar, church, and of course the road leading down to Omey Strand and Omey Island.

The cottage has a comfortable feel to it.  It's heated throughout via a solid fuel stove, with the water heated by an immersion. And, unlike most cottage rentals, there are NO extra costs - electricity and turf are provided as part of the rental package, and you'll find there's as much fuel as you'll need, right outside the door. The owners provide all linen, plus towels.
As well as its comfy living space, the cottage has two bedrooms, one with a large double bed, and the other a single.  The bathroom has a bath, and although it doesn't have a separate shower, it has a shower attachment in the bath.  The cottage has TV, washing machine (no dryer, though the cottage has an outside clothes line, and a clothes horse - rack - for indoors use), microwave, and solid fuel stove which burns turf.  Outside, there's a sheltered/secluded seating area, with table and chairs. The owners prefer to have no pets. DO get to enjoy HONKY THE DONKEY, the pet donkey so well loved by Pat and Tony.

It's a good sign that many of the guests make repeat bookings year after year. Many of those who rent the cottage come from continental Europe (and elsewhere, of course); and the owners find that initial contact by email is the easiest way to communicate. So... email to obtain further information: is the address, and you'll receive a friendly, prompt response.
The gallery of photos below has a few additional photos, and will give you a further idea of this lovely cottage (we expect to add more photographs later, but these will give you a good idea of the cottage, inside and out). And we have included also some photos of the road to Rossadilisk, and of Rossadilisk itself - close to the cottage, and a lovely stroll, down to beautiful beaches and peaceful views.

Cleggan Farm Cottages

Opposite Cleggan village, on the other side of Cleggan Bay (easily reached along the causeway road running between the head of the Bay and a freshwater lake), is Cleggan Head. On Cleggan Head, as part of the old stone complex which at one time formed dwellings and other buildings for the farm (and some of it still does, for it's a working farm), are Cleggan Farm Cottages.

                                  The photos above and below come from Cleggan Farm Cottages' own website

The setting is gorgeous, and the cottages themselves are old-world charm, though comfortable and tastefully furnished, and managed with great attention to detail (and friendliness) by Josephine and Greg White Yule. There are six cottages in all, each one named after a bird or an animal - "Wrens", "Otters", "Foxes", "Badgers", "Herons", and "Mallards" (left). One of these will be your comfortable holiday home in this wonderful part of Cleggan.

Click here to read all about Cleggan Head and farm, on this website; and click here to read more about the Cleggan Farm Cottages and to make enquiries.



Connemara Coastal Cottages (click here) offer over 100 rental holiday homes throughout Connemara, including on the Aughrus Peninsula. It is a personally run self-catering holiday agency, based in nearby Letterfrack. Click here to visit their website; and from their Home Page select either Cleggan or Claddaghduff, if it's the Aughrus Peninsula you're interested in (and of course we hope you are!).

Shamrock Cottages are a UK-based company, but they manage the rental of many holiday homes throughout Ireland, and several on this Peninsula and on Omey Island. They have a real hands-on approach, and the manager of the company visits each location and  rental property every year, to check it out.

Click here to visit their Co Galway page. The Aughrus Peninsula is just North-West of Clifden; click on the "house" symbols to check out what's available.

- Sykes Cottages are also a UK-based holiday home/cottage rental  company, with holiday homes for short term rental throughout the British Isles, including in Connemara and on the Aughrus Peninsula.  Click here to head straight to a set of pages showing holiday cottages available on or near the Aughrus Peninsula.