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Carrick Shore
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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
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An Fhairche, or Clonbur in English, is a Gaeltacht village in County Galway, Ireland. The village of Clonbur sits between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask and is some 6 kilometers away from the picturesque village of Cong. Cong is a village straddling the borders of County Galway and County Mayo and is situated on an island formed by several streams that surround it on all sides. Cong is located on the isthmus connecting Loughs Corrib and Mask, near the towns of Headford and Ballinrobe and the villages of Neale and Cross. Cong is known for its underground streams that connect Lough Corrib with Lough Mask to the north. It was also the home of Sir William Wilde, historian and father to prominent playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer Oscar Wilde.

Cong is the home of Ashford Castle, one of Ireland's finest hotels, converted from a Victorian faux lakeside castle, built by the Guinness family and is a tourist attraction in its own right. Cong also has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey, where Rory O'Connor, the last High King of Ireland, is buried. It also is the origin of a piece of Celtic art in the form of a metal cross shrine called the Cross of Cong. The Cross of Cong' is now held in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. There is a High Cross in the village.


Built on approx. 2.8 acres of mature gardens, beautifully landscaped and maintained to a very high standard over the years, Carrick Shore was built around 30 years ago.The previous owner used Carrick Shore as their shooting and Fishing Lodge, where they would usually spend the winter months shooting and the springtime fishing. Guests included former French prime ministers and French aristocracy.

The interior of the house has been thoughtfully laid out to derive maximum benefit from the spectacular setting and views over the lake. Practically all of the rooms in the house enjoy lake and mountain views, for a house widely regarded as having the best views


Entering the property from the right of the residence you walk into the welcoming family kitchen with its vaulted ceilings making this a wonderful space for family dining and indeed entertaining. The kitchen has tiled floors, and is fitted with oven, hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. To the rear of the kitchen on the upper level are 2 guest bedrooms with ensuites and access to the rear. Going down from the kitchen we walk into the space suitable for dining and a fabulous family area for everyday use. This room is stunning with its panoramic views over Lough Corrib and the surrounding countryside. There are double doors leading to the front patio area that would be perfect for summer barbecues and during the winter with a stove that makes it a comfortable room for all year round. Continuing through the house there is a beautiful reading area for those Sunday mornings with your coffee again to admire the views reading the papers. This leads to the drawing room that is complete with an open fire, wood floors and recessed lighting. The master bedroom to the front is a large double room with a good sized ensuite to the rear. Just off the drawing room is a further guest bedroom again with an ensuite.


The house links seamlessly with the gardens and pleasure grounds, this being exemplified not only by the abundance of windows offering a plenitude of sunlight but also doors which directly link the sitting/dining room and hall to a beautifully maintained terrace overlooking the front gardens with the spectacular views. The gardens are extremely private and secure with two entrances through double gates and has mature hedging along the boundaries.


Within a few minutes stroll from the Residence is the property's own private fishing jetty that is accessed through a private road and has capacity for two boats. This is laid out on the lakeshore on approx. one third of an acre which also lends itself to bathing and picnics.
Carrick Shore, Clonbur, County Galway, F12K060, Galway, Ireland
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