When you've confirmed there's a place available, you may need accomodation when attending my courses.

For Roundstone courses, go to www.roundstone-connemara.com/ Eldon's Hotel usually offers special prices if you mention you're attending my workshop.


For Wexford courses, go to www.booking.com/wexford or google 'accomodation wexford'

For Cross/Cong based courses at my studio in south Mayo, read below for all you need:



Hotel, B&B, Hostel and Self-Catering Accomodation

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 are advised to travel on the evening prior to the start day as it will take nearly 4 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

Five Star luxury hotel.   On edge of Cong village. Wonderful grounds.  For a special treat!

Telephone 094 95 46003  www.ashford.ie About 10 mins drive to studio.

Lisloughrey Lodge Hotel Tel 094 95 45400   www.lisloughreylodge.ie

A new superior hotel, opened May 2007, just outside Cong Village within the Ashford Castle estate.

Very friendly, nice rooms. Approached by taking the left turn Lisloughrey Quay as you approach Cong from Cross. About 8 mins drive to studio.

Ryan’s Hotel, Cong  0949546243  Denis Lenihan, Michael Crowe

Fairhill House Hotel, Clonbur   094 95 46176  www.fairhillhouse.com

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.


Nymphsfield House 094 95 46320          Mary and Gerry Hynes

Been used many times by participants; always good reports; within 15 min 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.  Within 300 yds of Cross village. Three mins drive to studio. Regular participants continue to stay at this B&B because of the warm welcome.

Michaeleens Manor 094 954 6089  Gerry and Margaret Collins

Long established accommodation, offering €45 single, €32 sharing, €5.50 packed lunch, €15 evening meal.

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

Kinlough House 094 95 46358  Patricia

Recent addition to my list.  In Cong village, very handy to shops, restaurants and pubs. No reports from participants so far.


Cong Hostel 094 95 46089   www.quietman-cong.com/quietmanhostel
Very clean modern hostel accommodation. 1 mile outside Cong village towards Cross – turn at sign for Lisloughrey Quay.