Carna Self Catering Holiday Cottages, County Galway


Carna is in a strong Gaeltacht region, so most of the people speak Irish at home. The population is bilingual with English being the second language spoken.

During the Spanish Armada’s flight around Britain, a Spanish ship, the Conception Delcano went onto rocks off the Carna coast in Mace. The sailors were brought to Galway and were publicly hung in Eyre Square by Governor Bingham of Connaught. No wreckage is left but it is believed that some sailors escaped capture and settled in Carna.

Off the coast of Mace Head in Carna Parish is Oileán Mhic Dara (Mac Dara’s Island). This is the site of a stone-built early Christian church and the cross of Saint Mac Dara, who is the Patron Saint of fishermen and sailors in the area.


Beach Haven Cottage : Carna : Prices on request

Awaken to a sunrise framed by the Twelve Bens in the distance and catch glimpses of the lighthouse beacon on the horizon from the open, gallery-style sitting room. Sitting just 50m from a safe and sandy beach, if it’s peace and quiet you want, this is the place for you. Email: Tel: + 353 (0)87 284 4269









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