Local Area Information

The house is situated in the heart of the West Connemara Gaeltacht and is surrounded by some of the finest scenery in Ireland, and is an ideal base for touring the Connemara region.


Our best kept secret in the Carna area are our several white sandy beaches all within a 5 min drive from 'Red Sails'. Mynish, Moyrus, Callowfeenish & Feenish Island are wonderfully secluded, quiet and safe beaches. We have provided a map that helps you to find them.

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, Connemara National Park, and the Aran & Inishbofin Islands are some of the many Connemara attractions that are only a short drive away.

We are perfectly located for all types of walking enthusiasts with the Twelve Pins & Maamturk Mountain Ranges. There are also some lovely local walks near the village where you can explore local beaches, bog lands and our local flora and fauna.


Carna is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht, an area where Irish/Gaelic  is the everyday language. This is an area rich in ancient culture and tradition. In the sixth century St. McDara built a small church on one of the islands off the coast. Thc unique stone roof of the church has recently been restored. The saints feast day is celebrated in mid July when people make their way to island for the celebration of mass. This is also an area renowned for its skilled boatmakers the best known of these being the Galway Hookers and the small craft used commonly along the west coast called the currach.

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