Be aware that the local clamping company are a zealous lot here and will clamp your car pretty much straight away, so it makes sense to pay for the passes that the Herons Rest provide. No need to worry then about tickets running out etc. Also be aware of the week that you are booking, if you are looking for a peaceful break away then booking in Galway Race week is not the best idea. These are by no means faults of the Herons Rest who went above and beyond to make my stay as peaceful and comfortable as possible but it is a consideration when booking your stay.
What a beautiful place. A lovely cuppa when you arrive, what a nice welcome. Lots of advice on what you can do in the area. Friendly, welcoming staff who do their very best to accommodate your needs. Breakfast was delicious, all home cooked by the landlady, locally sourced and organic. Good location, near the sea and the town, it's a lovely walk in the evening.