Beach Haven Cottage,
Mweenish, Carna, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Phone: + 353 95 32502, Mobile: + 353 (0) 87 2844269



Fáilte -- Welcome

Beautifully restored traditional cottage, on Mweenish (accessed by bridge). Only 3km from Carna: 50 miles west of Galway city. Just 50 metres from a safe sandy beach and within walking distance from a number of other beaches.
Restaurants 5 minutes away.

If it's peace and quiet you want, this is the place for you.

Rates - 2015

Jan, Feb, March, April ........................ 350 euro per week
May, June, September..........................595 euro per week
July, August............................725 euro per week
October, Nov, Dec.......................350 euro per week

Beachhaven Cottage is a three - bedroom cottage, newly redecorated and sleeps 6 people.

Beachhaven Cottage is a member of Discover Ireland, Self Catering. Visit our Facebook page.



Accommodation includes:

  • Linen and towels are provided.
  • All modern conveniences in the kitchen, a washer/dryer, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and electric oven.
  • Electric shower in the bathroom.
  • Eelectric panel heaters in all the bedrooms and there are two solid fuel stoves; one in the dining and one in the sitting room.
  • A cot for children and a safety gate for stairs.
  • Safety features: The cottage is installed with a fire alarm system along with fire extinguishers and a fire blanket.
    We have an upstairs open gallery-style sitting room to avail of the ocean views. There is a meter box that takes 2 Euro coins to cover cost of electricity.

    Sorry no pets.


Mweenish is situated in the Connemara Gaeltacht where the Irish language is spoken daily. The area is steeped in ancient culture and tradition agus is renowned for its traditional sean-nós singers and musicians. Among the other traditions still alive and well in this area is that of the skilled boat-makers.

We are also fortunate that the National University of Ireland, Galway has located its centre 'Arás Shorcha Ní Ghuairim' in Carna and is now in the process of archiving material from our strong tradition of folklore and storytelling.
Local Attractions

St. Mac Dara's Island
In the sixth century St. Mac Dara built a small church on one of the islands off the coast, namely 'Cruach na Cara'. The Saint's feast day is celebrated on 16th July when people make their way to the island for the celebration of Mass. The feast day also incorporates a festival of hooker and currach racing in honour of St. Mac Dara, the Patron Saint of all seafarers.

There are many local lakes nearby if you wish to try your hand at a spot of fishing, not to mention the wild Atlantic ocean thats right on our door-step if sea-fishing is more to your liking!

Along with centres in Clifden and Ballyconneely, the famous 'Connemara Trail' has its main base in Carna.
The area is ideal for walks and cycling. And don't forget our many beautiful beaches.
Enjoy shore walks, shore angling, and explore nearby uninhabited islands!

Killary Cruises

Directions from Galway City via N59:

Take the Clifden road (N59) out of Galway, travel past Maam Cross and Recess. Then take the left turn at the sign for Carna & Cashel (R340) and travel straight ahead to Carna cross. Drive straight when you come to Carna cross & take the next left to Mweenish and continue for 3 miles.

Directions from Galway City via Coast Road (R336):
Take the Connemara Coast Road (R336) through Barna, Spiddal to Costelloe, where you turn right for Screeb. At Screeb (R340) turn left for Carna. When you arrive at Carna Cross, take a left and another left for Mweenish, continue for 3 miles.