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Bru Na Mara - Anna-Bru na Mara

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Updated: 17-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Anna-Bru na Mara

Anna is a fully furnished, two bedroomed cottage. Set right at the sea's edge, it combines cosiness, with an unrivalled view of the historic St MacDara's Island and Mace Harbour. This cottage is suited for family holidays and touring groups, and is the ideal base for exploring and enjoying South and West Connemara, with its panoramic views of coastline, islands, inlets, hills and mountains. The spectacular surroundings, rich in both flora and fauna are also ideal for fishing and birdwatching. The beautiful unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus and Mynish are also extremely popular with children. The house is the ideal base for a comfortable, restful and relaxing holiday, with so much outdoor activity on your doorstep.

About the property

Bru Na Mara

Bru na Mara is a beautiful complex just outside Carna that combines traditional design with modern comfort. The site overlooks a small harbour, and has spectacular views of the sea, the historic Mason and St MacDara's islands, and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Situated in the south west corner of Connemara, the complex is an ideal location for touring and exploring Connemara and South Mayo. Carna, which is situated in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region) is an important centre for Traditional singing, music, and dancing, with weekly sessions in neighbouring Kilkieran. There are a host of activities within easy reach, including a number of spectacular, unspoiled white sand beaches at Moyrus, (1.5 km) Mynish (7 km) and Callowfinish (8 km). The area is also ideal for walking or cycling, with little traffic, stunning views, and the cleanest air in Europe.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Riona Connolly Green
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Irish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

Available Rentals

31 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Bru Na Mara

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Cottage was lovely, clean, well equiped and charming. Owner was helpful and very kind. Safe for children. Property is walled so children can't get down to the shore very easy. Lovely place for walking. Beautiful sandy beach nearby. Highly recommended restaurant/bar/craft place within 5mins drive (Glynsk House). Bridget's Garden's (near Oughterard) is also a great place to visit if you have children. Rural, need a car.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful peaceful place surrounded by exquisite views.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely part of Ireland. The house was just as described. Clean comfortable with excellent facilities.

Exceptional customer service from the property owners. Helped us enormously when my husband was hospitalised.

The local hotel and restaurants provide lovely meals with great service.

A must for a re-visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location - Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

My fiancée and I stayed at Anna-Bru na Mara for one week in April 2016. Overall the experience was fantastic.

Location: Anna-Bru na Mara overlooks a beautiful bay and the Atlantic Ocean. We enjoyed waking up every morning to sunlight dancing over the rocks and sea. On land, Anna-Bru na Mara is surrounded by rolling rocky hills and miles of stone walls. Apart from being picturesque, these provided unforgettable hiking and walking experiences. Anna-Bru na Mara is a 10 minute drive from the town of Carna and about 45 minutes from Clifden. We found it a very nice balance between seclusion and convenience.

Accommodation: Anna-Bru na Mara is modern with all the amenities of home and more (including a dishwasher and washer/dryer!). We personally loved the electric fireplace that provided some extra warmth in the colder nights and mornings. The cottage has been redone recently and is far better than the average hotel experience.

Host: Riona is a friendly, warm, and hospitable host. She greeted us with a lovely welcome basket and gave us a detailed overview Connemara, including its best restaurants, activities, drives, and history. She also has a dog named Spot who accompanied us on our nearby walks and loved to greet us every time we came and left the property.

Summary: This was easily the best overall holiday we have been on. We hope to return again in the near future to re-experience everything Riona and Connemara have to offer.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

Very warm welcome in an cost little house with astonishing view over the ocean. Close to the impressive connamorra national parc, but best was just to sit and look over the bay. We stayed with our family of 4 (kids aged 11 and 9) for a week in the cottage.

We waited very long to write this review because we rather keep this terrific place our secret. We certainly plan to return, we love to see the ocean in all seasons, and our kids too.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this extremely well-maintained cottage. The view is awesome, the location is great to tour around Connemara.

The beds are very comfortable and we had everything we needed to spend a great time!

Rhionna is very kind, eager to share some good spots or addresses, and she is always there if we need something (but not intrusive at all).

It took us a while to write this review...but 1 year after our stay, we still have fond memories of our wonderful holidays at Anna-Bru na Mara.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage with spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The cottage ANNA is situated in a beautiful place offering spectacular ocean views. We appreciated Riona’s warm welcome and the fact that the cottage was impeccably clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. All the suggestions made by Riona were of interest. We had a wonderful time at the beach in Roundstone, and enjoyed our trip to the Aran Islands. It is ideal place for touring Connemara and we would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Knock at 133 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Carna at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Dublin at 300 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Connemara Championship Golf links at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Galway at 80 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M6 at 80 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Carna at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Mace at 20 Metres Car: recommended

Bru Na Mara is 5 km South West of Carna village beside Mace Pier. Go through the village of Carna, take the first left turn after approximately 2.5 km west of Carna. At the next Y junction keep right and turn right at the next junction after approximately 300 metres. Continue down this road until you reach the house at Mace Pier.

Bru na Mara provides traditional yet ultra modern self-catering accommodation 'at the quiet end of Europe'.

Ideal for cycling, hill-walking, rock-climbing, treeking, horse-riding, golf, pitch and putt, swimming, surfing, scuba-diving, canoeing, fishing, boating, sailing and sailing festivals. A haven for botanists, bird-watchers, artists and writers. Renowned for Irish language, traditional singing, music, dance, pre-historic and mediaeval remains.

Good food and drink available locally in a relaxed athmosphere. The area is famous for its lamb and seafood. Within driving distance of Roundstone, Clifden, Letterfrack, Kylemore Abbey, Killary , Aran Ils.

Other Activities: painting, pitch and putt ,Scuba Diving.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Very Low
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Very Low
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £87

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €100
Deposit required.
HomeAway Payments
Check-in-time after 6 pm
Check-out-time 10am

Owner's Cancellation Policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • 1 double, 1 twin


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • There is a small fee to cover usage of electricity and heating.

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