Thyme Cottage, Turloughmore, The Neale, County Mayo; € 189,000


Thyme Cottage, Turloughmore, The Neale, County Mayo: Price € 189,000

Live the Country dream here in this most exquisite Traditional Irish cottage! Viewing highly recommended.

This cottage has been beautifully renovated, and is offered for sale in superb decorative order. Located in a most attractive, serene country setting, private yet not isolated.

Suitable for an Artist, Writer, Gardener, Retiree….. A Very attractive smallholding of approx one acre laid out as follows; .

Lawned area to the rear and fore, with fine gardens, well established shrubs, herbs, and colourful flowers, full of attractive features.

Paddock, suitable for a pony or two, and some hens or wildfowl.

Historic stone barn, which could lend itself to a multitude of uses.

Far enough away, yet not too far away!

The property is located just two miles from the village of The Neale, with Cong village 4 km to the south-west,

Cross 4 km to the south and the town of Ballinrobe about 5 km to the north.

The Neale is steeped in historical and archaeological wealth, as many unusual and unique artefacts and ruins surround the village,

dating from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. These include cairns, stone circles, raths, ringforts and crannogs.

Spread over the landscape are the ruins of the Norman castles occupied by the McDonnell mercenaries.

Adjacent to The Neale village is the home of the first Englishman to settle in the country – sheriff and map maker – John Browne.

The Neale village also hosted the great uncrowned king of Ireland, Charles Stewart Parnell, and Michael Davitt during the Land League era.

The Pyramid of The Neale is an example of a folly.

This step pyramid was built around 1760 and is a 30 foot structure rising from a series of steps from the base nearly 40 feet in width.

Gods Of The Neale : about 200 yards east of The Neale village, inside the old demesne wall and close to the ruins of Lord Kilmaine’s house, is a stone monument that is known as The Gods of The Neale. A collection of stone slabs with carvings of three mythical figures, a griffin, a unicorn and an angel is enshrined in a stone structure.

The inscription refers to the sculptured figures as Deithe Feile, Diana Ffeale, and The Gods of The Neale, from which The Neale gets its name. Among other mythological characters mentioned in the inscription is Loo Lave Adda (Lú Lamhfhada) whose hand is reputed to be buried under a nearby “Long Stone”.

The Long Stone, The Lia Lugha)is said to mark the burial place of Lugh Lamhfhada   who was slain in the Battle of Moyturna. Lu was the son of Nuadha, King of the Tuatha De Danann.

The stone is at the fork of the roads from Cross and from Cong, south of the Neale village. It is known locally as the Long Stone.

The Neale also boasts beautiful scenery and scenic walks in and around the village  with facilities and services in the area include Mellottes grocery shop and bar, and Pyramid restaurant. Within a 100m walk of Mellottes is Gibbons Bar which is a traditional Irish pub complete with a thatched roof. Temple Carrig House B&B is within walking distance of the village.

St John the Baptist Church & Calvary is in the centre of the village, built in 1875, the foundation for which, was laid by Rev Fr. O’Malley.

The General Area;

The property is within easy driving distance of Connemara, an area of outstanding natural beauty with a wealth of activities to enjoy.

Other nearby attractions include :-

World renowned fishing on Loughs Corrib and Mask.

Historic Ashford Castle where many heads of state have stayed.

Ireland’s School of Falconry gives you the chance to fly a hawk around the spectacular

grounds of Ashford Castle in a private Hawk Walk.

There is also an Equestrian centre at Ashford Castle. Boat trips can be taken on Lough Corrib.

The magnificent 19th century Kylemore Abbey.

An 18 hole golf course is 15 minutes away at Ballinrobe, the local market town.

Shopping in Galway and Old Galway City. 45 mins.

Lots of lovely pubs, restaurants and shops.

Cong Abbey ruins are very beautiful, if you are looking for peace and tranquility.

Ballintubber Abbey is just 35 mins. away.

The Property Itself;

The accommodation comprises;


Two large double bedrooms,

open plan fully fitted Kitchen/Living room with wood burning stove. Full bathroom.


Two further bedrooms.


there is a fine big stone barn that could lend itself to many uses.  The garden is beautifully presented, with herb garden, shrubbery, lawned area, patio area, and water feature. Gravelled area for parking, charming stone walls, large meadow/paddock for a pony or livestock.

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property only and are in no way

guaranteed, nor do they form part of any contract. They are issued on the express condition that

all negotiations are conducted through Helen Cassidy. All properties are offered subject to

contract and to being unsold.

For further details, maps, plans, and brochure please contact;

Helen Cassidy, MRICS B.A.(Mod)MSCSI, Auctioneer and Valuer, Clonbur House,

Clonbur, County Galway, Ireland. 353 949546868/ 00353 87 2463748

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