Luxury holiday/vacation rentals in Ireland

Welcome to Connemara Rentals, a family-run business providing a unique and luxurious experience in self-catering holidays and vacation rental properties in Clifden town in Connemara on the Wild Atlantic Way and the west coast of Ireland.

The O’Grady family have been in Clifden for generations and Shane’s parents originally purchased Sunnybank House, our flagship property, in the 1970’s.  Located on Church Hill in its own grounds overlooking the town, Sunnybank is historically significant as one of the original big houses built in Clifden.

Sunnybank House has been renovated and upgraded over the years and is available exclusively as a luxury holiday/vacation rental property for family groups, special celebrations, including birthdays and weddings, gatherings, specialised activities, filming and adventures.

As part of our business we renovate and develop old and interesting houses which are available to book once they are complete. Our latest venture is Coyne’s Townhouse on Market street.

We also own and operate Guys Bar and Snug on the Main Street and always look forward to welcoming our guests for gourmet food, drinks and live traditional music.

Our aim is to provide a luxurious home away from home. When you arrive you will find the house fully set up, warm and cosy with fires lighting, and a welcome pack. The bedrooms and bathrooms are presented like hotel rooms with crisp white linen, towels and toiletries.

We also provide good quality WiFi, satellite TV, year round complimentary use of the private leisure centre in the Station House Hotel (5 mins walk) and useful things like a  comprehensive information folder, with details of local amenities and services. Having been  in the restaurant business most of our lives, we feel a well-equipped kitchen is essential. All kitchens have quality appliances, including large gas hobs, ample fridge and freezer space, washer/dryer, loads of crockery, delph, glassware, and utensils.

We look forward to welcoming you to Clifden.

About the properties


The House

The O’Grady Family purchased the Sunnybank estate in 1977. One of the oldest buildings in the locality, the Main House was built by John D’arcy who founded Clifden town in 1823.

During 2002, it has been largely restored and redecorated as a luxurious holiday property with an outdoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court.

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The Lodge

The Lodge is adjacent to the large house set in the main grounds. It is a newly-built property on the site of the old servant’s quarters.

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The Townhouse

Located in the centre of Clifden, the newly refurbished townhouse combins luxury with elegant surroundings. The Townhouse is walking distance from shops, restaurants and bars.

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