A residency on the west coast of Ireland
Claggan Cottage is a division of Polranny Pirates. The cottage is located in Western Europe’s one and only wilderness, in Ballycroy. It is a 50 minutes’ drive from Polranny House, the main residence of Polranny Pirates. This cottage is an exquisite ‘retreat’ for the hermit, the ‘loner’ among the creative individuals. But you can also work with a maximum of two people. There is no public transport and your own transport is therefore necessary.
The residence is a traditional Irish cottage dating from 1938. There is no Wifi, but every now and then you can access internet with your smartphone.
Later in the last century a small bathroom was attached at the back.
Claggan cottage consists of a small porch, a living room with open fire, a kitchen, a bedroom, a separate room to work and a bathroom with a shower and a toilet.
the living room with a fireplace and on your right the door to the kitchen.
It is quite agreeable in front of the fire. ©Peti Buchel
We are quickly fully booked, so do not leave it too long. Go to the contact page!
To reach the Bellagraher Boat club, turn right onto this wooden path
Bellagragher Boat Club
Across from this inlet lies a pink house, with a boat house on the left at the waterfront. This is the famous Rock House dating to 1838 when the West of Ireland was a hunting ground. The book Wild sports of the West (1832) is situaed around this bay.
Ginger & Wild cafe
The Ginger & Wild cafe is part of Ballycroy Visitor’s Centre, in Ballycroy Village. It’s modern white building is visable from the N59. An excellent day time dining facility that also caters to vegetarians! It also hosts expositions every now and then. Ongewijzigd: The Ginger & Wild cafe is part of Ballycroy Visitor’s Centre, in Ballycroy Village. It’s modern white building is visable from the N59. An excellent day time dining facility that also caters to vegetarians! It also hosts expositions every now and then.
In the basement you will find a small information center concerning Ballycroy National Park, the only wilderness left in western Europe!
There is also a Mayo Dark Sky Park, in case you are interested in stars. Ginger&Wild café is open from April-September 10.00-17.30 uur and has wifi.