The town of Woodford is located in a scenic area of South East County Galway, nestled between the River Shannon and the Slieve Aughty mountains. Woodford is equidistant from Galway and Limerick, an hour from Shannon airport and three hours from Dublin. There are two golf courses within easy reach of the town, in both Loughrea and Portumna, and fishing and boating on the nearby Shannon River. The area also boasts some of the finest forest trails County Galway has to offer.

If you’re thinking about coming to this year’s Pieta Wren Run, why not stay for the Wren Rising Traditional Music Session and stay in some of the fantastic accommodation the local communities have to offer. For more information on Woodford see

Barkhill House, Woodford, Co. Galway (0km from event venue)

Barkhill House has gained a considerable reputation over the last few years providing top class accommodation to guests from all over Ireland and the world. Located in the village of Woodford, Co. Galway, it is surrounded by idyllic woodland and countryside with beautiful views of Lough Derg on its doorstep. The location is both a tranquil and perfectly equipped venue for a family get-together, while being within walking distance of local pubs and shops. Originally a convent, the house was lovingly refurbished in August 2017 for a family wedding and has since played host to a range of events. A hidden gem that can cater to its guests needs as well as providing comfort and quality. The owners are local and widely known to be great to deal with, as well as always being available to help with any query, big or small. Child friendly property.


Cartron House, Ballinakill, Co. Galway (8km from event venue)

Cartron House was originally built in 1770 and retains a wealth of the original character and style, reflecting the warmth and informality of the atmosphere you will experience during your stay with us. Nestled in the lush Galway countryside in the parish of Ballinakill, there are spacious lawns and fields surrounding the house, accentuating the air of rural serenity that Cartron House offers its guests.

The proprietors are very proud of the exceptionally personal and complete services they provide to their guests. Many hotels and guest houses can claim to provide such a service, but at Cartron House, the warmth and welcome guests receive is as genuine and heartfelt as it gets. They offer real flexibility and choice to guests in terms of menu, mealtimes, and check-in, and they do everything they can to cater their service to people’s individual requirements.

All of the internal spaces and guest rooms have been lovingly improved with emphasis on comfort and convenience. There is a large and cosy sitting room with a television, a delightful conservatory, and an outside deck for those sunny days. Pets are welcome outside, where they can enjoy the extensive grounds. The property is extremely child friendly.


Lough Atorick North Farm (10km from event venue)

Lough Atorick North Farm, which comprises of the Lake House and Shepherd’s Cottage, offers breath-taking views right from its doorstep. Guests are steeped in local flora and fauna with the beautiful Lough Atorick Lake, renowned for its trout fishing, just a stone’s throw away.
Both the Lake House and Shepherds Cottage are welcoming homes situated in the countryside, which are a haven of peace and tranquillity. Rooms are equipped and furnished to the highest of standards, with a garden and other amenities for guests’ use. These properties are the ideal location for enjoying the outdoors, with hiking trails and fishing close by. You have the best of both worlds while staying at Lough Atorick North Farm – being surrounded by the lush, rural landscape whilst also being close to local amenities. 


The Wren’s Nest (0km from event venue)

The Wren’s Nest is a new, stylish and modern space located on Main Street, in the heart of Woodford village. The accommodation, located above the Wren Bar, offers guests a base from which they can avail of the local restaurant, shop and of course, sample the vibrant nightlife.

The property contains en-suite bedrooms, bathrooms, a full range of cooking facilities, as well as boasting fridges and TVs. If one wants comfort, convenience and ease then the Wren’s Nest could be the ideal place for you.


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