Accommodation choices near my studio Cross Cong

Hotel, B&B, Hostel and Self-Catering Accomodation in the Cong area

(including Cross and The Neale)

My studio is just north of the village of Cross, half an hour’s drive north of Galway, on the main Galway/Headford/Castlebar road - the R334.  Cong and The Neale are about two miles from Cross, Ballinrobe is about 6 miles north, and Clonbur village is about 6 miles west of Cross.

Here are some details of local places to stay in the Cross/Cong/The Neale/Clonbur/Ballinrobe area.

All these locations are within a few miles of my studio.   Please make your bookings as soon as possible, as sometimes accommodation is booked months in advance, due to festivals, fishing and special events.

Those travelling from Dublin or similar distances are advised to travel on the evening prior to the start day as it will take about three  hours car travel from Dublin.

I haven’t included rates as they change so much each year, and vary depending on length of stay, room sharing etc.

SELF CATERING             Margaret Collins 094 95 46068

Modern, very clean, compact one or two bedroomed apartments in Cong village, very handy for shops and pubs. About 8 minute drive to studio.

HOTELS – Mention you’re doing my art workshop – the price may be better!

Ashford Castle Telephone 094 95 46003

Five Star luxury hotel.   Expensive. Exclusive. On edge of Cong village. Wonderful grounds.  For a special treat!      About 10 mins drive to studio.

Lisloughrey Lodge Hotel Tel 094 95 45400      

A superior hotel, owned by the owners of Ashford Castle, just outside Cong Village within the Ashford Castle estate.   Very friendly, nice rooms. Approached by taking the left turn for Lisloughrey Quay as you approach Cong from Cross. About 8 mins drive to studio.

Ryan’s Hotel, Cong  0949546243  Denis Lenihan, Michael Crowe   Nice small hotel in centre of village. Rooms recently refurbished. Nice food.  Car park behind hotel, Beside Cong Art Gallery.

Danaghers Hotel, Cong. A small hotel right in the village. About 8 minutes drive to my studio

Lydons Lodge, Cong.  A small guest house/hotel in the village, rooms recently refurbished. Good food.  Tel 092 46053/46715

Fairhill House Hotel, Clonbur   094 95 46176

Newly refurbished to high standard; Clonbur is lovely village 8 mins drive from Cong and about 15-20 mins drive from studio.  Good choice of restaurants in Clonbur including this hotel.

B&B ACCOMODATION – you should try to get a better deal as you’re staying 5 or 6 nights

Nymphsfield House 094 95 46320       Mary and Gerry Hynes

Been used many times before; good reports; within walk of Cong; 200 yds from main entrance to Ashford Castle on The Neale Road from Cong. About 8 mins drive to studio.

Breezy Heights 094 95 46212       Chris(tina) and Patrick Moran

Comfortable and friendly.  Often used. Within 300 yds of Cross village. Three mins drive to studio.

TempleCarrig House 094 95 46818       Monica Clancy

Been used several times before; good reports; 200 yds from The Neale village about 5 mins drive to studio.

Michaeleens Manor 094 954 6089  Gerry and Margaret Collins

About 1km outside Cong village, about 5 mins drive from my studio.

Ashfield House 094 95 46759       Caitriona Dunleavy            087 6520119

Been used several times before; good reports; 5 min drive from Cong or Studio, near The Neale village


Cong Hostel Margaret & Gerry Collins  094 95 46089
Very clean modern hostel accommodation. 1 mile outside Cong village towards Cross – turn at sign for Lisloughrey Quay.