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Our Oasis in the Connemara Bog

Derrykyle Cottage and Gardens

In 2012 we bought about 5.5 acres of land with a 1980,s single story cottage in Derrykyle near Rossaveal where the ferries leave for the Aran Islands. The views from the house towards the Maam Turk mountains across the bog and Costello River were stunning and a main selling point. The house had not been lived in and was needing some TLC and the garden well it was like one big bramble bush. Anyway we took the plunge and I have been doing wee projects ever since. To give you an idea of how things were in the early days below is the google street view taken in 2009
All those scruffy trees are down now and most have been burnt for firewood. And you can actually see the house from the road.