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Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace, books

Overview of Luxury renovated old Irish cottage



Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Barbecue grill
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
Clonbur, Cong, Galway

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCong Abbey4 min walk
  • Popular LocationQuiet Man Museum6 min walk
  • Popular LocationAshford Castle14 min walk
  • AirportGalway (GWY)43 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
139 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

This 200 year-old cottage is stepped in history - John Flynn, who lost his life in the HMS Titanic tragedy in 1912, was born and reared here. Indeed, it was from here he set off to Cobh, Co. Cork, just a few days before boarding the ill-fated ship.
The cottage fell into disrepair after John' sister Bridget passed away in 1925. The roof caved in and it looked as if the house would be lost forever. However, owner Michael Walsh has lovingly renovated and extended it in recent years, and, indeed, in 2012, a Titanic commemoration took place at the property.
We have renovated and modernised the cottage while retaining all the key original features. . All mod cons have been installed but the home still boasts many of the essential characteristics of the traditional Irish cottage in a beautiful north Connemara location. - it is rural, it is one floor in height and the open plan kitchen/living/sitting room area is the heart of the property.
Adjacent to world-renowned Ashford Castle and the surrounding lake district.,
In this cottage, the old meets the new.
John's story is lovingly recalled in the property. His memory will never die.
Emigration claimed many Irish people throughout successive generations. This part of the world suffered more than most. These days, it is our pleasure to welcome back ancestors of those who had to leave.
Live the Titanic story in this historic cottage.

More about John Flynn: In the late 1800s, he emigrated to Pittsburgh, USA, like so many of his friends and relations. He found work in the steel mills and married a neighbour from home, Mary Cassidy from Dooras, Corr na Mona, on August 26th,1891. They reared six children.
In 1912, John was holidaying at home here in this home when he got a sudden letter urging him to return to the USA. It has never been established if that letter related to work or family matters, but John went to the local shipping agent in Clonbur, bought his ticket, walked the ten miles to Ballinrobe Railway Station and made his way down country to Cohh to get on board the Titanic.
His body was never found. It later emerged that his sister-in-law had wanted to return to America with him to join her sister, but her family forbade her from doing so - an intervention that almost certainly saved her life.

Property manager

Michael Walsh



Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking
  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Ice maker


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Unit size: 1500 sq ft (139 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law, including the right of withdrawal, will not apply to your booking. The cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Luxury Renovated Old Irish
Luxury Renovated old Irish Cottage Cong
Luxury Renovated old Irish Cottage Cottage
Luxury Renovated old Irish Cottage Cottage Cong

About this area


Located in Cong, this cottage is in a rural area. Cong Abbey and Ashford Castle are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Ashford Castle Golf Club and Oughterard Golf Club. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Cong Abbey - 4 min walk
  • Quiet Man Museum - 6 min walk
  • Ashford Castle Golf Club - 13 min walk
  • Ashford Castle - 14 min walk
  • Ballymagibbon Cairn - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Claremorris Station - 34 min drive


  • George V - 16 min walk
  • Breakfast At Ashford Castle - 16 min walk
  • Mellotte's Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Puddleducks Cafe - 5 min walk
  • The Crowe's Nest Pub - 4 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Is Luxury renovated old Irish cottage pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

Where is Luxury renovated old Irish cottage located?

Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Cong Abbey and Quiet Man Museum. Ashford Castle Golf Club and Ashford Castle are also within 15 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Jan c.

Liked: Cleanliness
It was beautiful and had an amazing history
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2023

10/10 Excellent

Mary C.

Liked: Cleanliness
Titanic Cottage in Cong
The cottage is beautiful and in a lovely location. We enjoyed the quiet serenity of the location and the closeness to Cong village and Ashford castle.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Denise C.

Liked: Cleanliness
We have had a brilliant week reuniting with family in Ireland and the cottage has been an excellent base. After searching through many holiday cottages, this one stood out online and we were not disappointed. It is a beautiful mix of old and new. It was spotlessly clean and had many touches which we really appreciated such as white towels, plenty of quality hangers and wardrobe space and super comfy beds. We would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely be back! Thank you Michael.
Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Karen G.

Liked: Cleanliness
Lovely Cottage
We cannot say enough good about this property - it was perfect in every way. In the country on a quiet lane, but close enough to town for dinner and supplies. The cottage is beautifully updated and has a most interesting history. Michael is a wonderful host, and always there when you need him
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stacy R., United States