25 May 2022

See inside a traditional stone-built Gaoth Dobhair cottage which is for sale

How would you like to wake to the call of the seagulls and the smell of the salt sea air from the comfort of your bed in a charming stone-built cottage? 

Steeped in history, Pier Cottage dates back to the 1830's and is located on the Bunbeg harbour in the heart of the Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht. 

The cottage has been lovingly maintained, upgraded and cared for by its current owners and overlooks the Clady River and Loughlin Island.

The harbour dates back to the late 1830's when it was developed by Lord George Hill, in Penal times, to encourage fishing activity. By the 1890's Bunbeg was a thriving harbour landing catches of lobster, crab, herring and mackerel which were transported overseas to London.

The harbour remains busy today with the growing of oysters in the adjacent bay and the catching of Wild salmon on the nearby River Clady. Fishing trips are available to nearby Tory and Arranmore Island.

Three Spanish Armada Galleon shipwrecks lie off the harbour which perished in a sudden storm in 1588 offering a haven for divers. Those who love the sea can enjoy launching their own boats from the slipway at the pier. 

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Pier cottage is on the market, priced at €190,000. 

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