Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, fireplace, books
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

Entire homePrivate host

Luxury renovated old Irish cottage

10.0/10 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
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

Cottage in Cong with kitchen and fireplace
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.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, stovetops, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Michael Walsh



Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 4
  • 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

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 Cong Mini 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
  • Cong Mini Golf Club - 10 min walk
  • Ashford Castle Golf Club - 13 min walk
  • Ashford Castle - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Claremorris Station - 32 min drive


  • Puddleducks Cafe - 5 min walk
  • George V - 16 min walk
  • Cullen's at the Cottage - 14 min walk
  • The Crowe's Nest Pub - 3 min walk
  • Pat Cohan's Bar - 3 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, Quiet Man Museum and Cong Mini Golf Club. Ashford Castle Golf Club and Ashford Castle are also within 15 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

Denise C.

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.

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

Best Stay in Ireland
We can’t say enough great things about how wonderful it was to stay at the Titanic Cottage. It was our best stay in Ireland. Our requirements for a property are safe, clean, and well-located. It goes well beyond those requirements. It is beautifully restored with an addition in the rear that compliments while making the cottage spacious, bright, and very well appointed with everything you could possible need. It is spotlessly clean. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in, the lovely bedrooms are comfortable and very tastefully done. The closets are better than most homes. You won’t be disappointed. Maybe even better is that Michael, the host, is a lovely, kind, and ever-helpful person. He was always available and made our stay extra special with his stories of the restoration and his cousin who once lived in the cottage. He is the finest host we have ever had. Our only regret was not booking for longer. Your expectations will be surpassed. Enjoy every minute.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sarah P., Barnham, West Sussex, england

Perfect holiday home
The property is perfectly located for exploring County Mayo and County Galway. A beautiful property in a quiet setting away from everything - you do need a car though. Exceptionally clean and comfortable. Michael was available if needed and communication was excellent. Would highly recommend.
Stayed 9 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jeanne M.

Idyllic cottage on the Emerald Isle!
We had an incredible stay at Te'ach Titanic. Michael was a wonderful host. Sharing local gems to visit & the history of this beautiful cottage and the original family that built it. The cottage itself was just as pictured. Cozy, yet airy with all the modern ammenities. It sits on a quiet road with rolling hills all around. Idyllic stay in a wonderful location!
Stayed 13 nights in Apr 2022

General hotel information

Hotel location
Nearest airport
Galway (GWY)
Accommodation type
Entire home
Nearby landmarks
Cong Abbey, Quiet Man Museum, Ashford Castle
Number of beds
2 bedrooms