Welcome and fáilte to Carraroe Hotel or Óstán Cheathrú Rua on The Wild Atlantic Way.
Located 40km from the medieval city of Galway on the coast road R336, Carraroe is in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht or Gaelic speaking region, situated 128 Km from Shannon airport and 118Km from Knock airport.
Historically, Carraroe has attracted many artists to the region on account of its scenic beauty, notably the RHA artist Charles Lamb. Roger Casement was a frequent visitor to the area, and Titanic owner Bruce Isme retired to the nearby Costello Lodge.
Throughout your stay at Carraroe, you can enjoy the many sea activities such as the unique Coral beach, traditional sailing festivals, scuba diving, kayaking and deep sea fishing on Galway bay from nearby Rosaveal port.
A trip to Connemara would not be complete without visiting one of the three Aran Islands and world heritage site. There are two ways to transport to the islands, by ferry from the Rosaveel port, located five minutes from Carraroe village, or by plane (8 minute journey) from the airport of Inverin.
The award winning Connemara Isles Golf Club is just 8km away and there are many looped walks around the islands. Experience traditional turf cutting and saving on nearby scenic Screebe Bog or spend an afternoon harvesting seaweed on one of our many small islands.
The Atlantic sea around Carraroe is rich in shellfish such as scallops,oysters,lobster, crab and mussels and you can experience these when in season in our Coral restaurant as well as local organic salmon and Connemara lamb.
In our Brig St. John bar you will find a replica of the ill-fated famine ship which left Galway for America in 1849 and diaspora gatherings are especially welcome to our hotel.
From our hotel, you may also visit Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park or historic Pearse’s cottage and interpretive centre or make Carraroe Hotel your base for Galway arts and horse racing festivals. We are happy to organise your transport plans during your stay with us too.
Má tá suim agat do ghaeilge a chleachtadh i measc gaeilgóirí duchais beidh fáilte mór romhat go dtí Óstán Cheathrú Rúa.