The Wild Atlantic Way



Wild Atlantic Way Artist’s Studio, Clarinbridge, Co Galway, Ireland

Get away from it all. Wake up to the sound of the birds singing.

The artists studio is built adjacent to the ruin of a traditional Irish cottage. The small farm shed and the gable of the traditional farm house are what remains of the small holding giving a glimpse into the past and what life was like for the peasant farmer in the west of Ireland.

This newly built two bedroom stone cottage comes with a painting studio. It is full of character and plenty of inspiration to spark prompts to help you create your own work of art. In the studio, curl up in the warmth and draw more creative inspiration from the host’s collection of art and books during your stay. Or on the other hand if you’d prefer just sit back and admire the artwork without getting your hands dirty and enjoy emerging yourself in a creative space then that’s okay too.

The space has standing, table top and portable easels. A tranquil space overlooking a small-country garden and patio. In this hideaway, you’ll be surrounded by pure nature to collect your thoughts and let the creative juices flow.

Just a ten minute walk from kilcornan estate and the beautiful walled garden. The perfect location for painting in the great outdoors. Be inspired by nature and tranquility. Bikes available if you feel like cycling through the woods. Lots of cosy nooks for romantic picnics or some quiet mediation.

Draw authentic inspiration from your hosts Mary Rose, a contemporary artist and husband, Brendan, a design engineer. Painting classes/ workshops are available upon request by Mary Rose. Outdoor painting excursions to the Burren are also an option weather permitting.

With numerous flat surfaces, blank walls to hang canvases on, this is the ultimate artist retreat. Be it painting, writing, or photography, guests can feed their curiosity from the west of Ireland rugged landscape. The hosts also have lots of materials and crafts available to inspire the younger explorers.

This private studio space is detached and sits in the grounds of the owners' home, in Clarinbridge , County Galway. It is wonderful space for touring the local area and this piece of the wild Atlantic way. The property is all on one level.The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms with a living room/ Kitchen/studio. One double bed and 2 single beds and one Bathroom. There is a fold out child’s bed available upon request.

The location is wonderfully positioned between the city of Galway and County Clare on the wild atlantic way, meaning there are plenty of surrounding activities to tempt you. The Burren is just a short drive from Clarinbridge , and walking trips to the burren can be arranged. The vibrant city of Galway can be reached within 15 minutes' drive, hosting a variety of festivals and celebrations throughout the year and offering a plethora of shops, pubs and restaurants. Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan are both 5 minutes drive away.

Guest access

Driveway for parking and Private Garden with outdoor seating area. Access to bikes.

Local attractions

Paddy Burke’s traditional Irish bar and restaurant

Moran’s on the weir- traditional Irish bar and restaurant specializing in locally sourced seafood.

Kilcornan estate and walled garden

Oranmore village

Renville park

Galway bay golf club


Kilcolgan castle

What’s on? 
Galway city and county : 
We are situated 3 miles outside Clarinbridge just 15 mins drive to the heart of galway city. The city is famous for its fun carnival atmosphere attracting tourists from all over the globe. 
It features many festivals throughout the year including:

Galway 2020

Claregalway garden festival 
Galway international Arts festival 
Galway Oyster festival 
Clarenbridge oyster festival
The Galway Races

Galway film fleadh

Galway fringe festival

Galway Food Festival

Babaro Children’s Festival

Macnas parade-Halloween 
Christmas Market