Salthill is an ideal base for exploring Galway City and the Wild Atlantic Way

Salthill is 3km from the centre of Galway, on the western coast of Ireland. Bus tours of the loop of Connemara, The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher, Cong and the Maam Valley leave Salthill daily, as do boats to the Aran Islands. We can arrange for you to be collected from Marless House for these trips.

For those with Sat Nav or GPS units, Marless House is located at

Lat: 53.258579N , Lon: -9.090159W

Many of our guests prefer to copy and print Mary's written directions and her simplified, easy-to-read map


DIRECTIONS FROM DUBLIN city/Dublin AIRPORT

As you leave Dublin airport, take M50 South motorway
From the M50 take Exit 7 on to M4 WEST towards the WEST of Ireland (N6).
At Exit 11, take the M6 WEST all the way to the outskirts of Galway city,.
As you approach Galway, there are a number of  “roundabouts” all of which are named.
At the end of the M6  Motorway is the first roundabout called “Coolough”
At the Coolough roundabout, take the 1st exit on to the R446 in the direction of Galway city EAST (N6)
At the Martin roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Galway city EAST (N6) & (R338)
From now on, its straight through (12 o’clock exit) all traffic lights and all roundabouts until you reach Marless house as follows:
Drive straight through the next 3 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Galway city
At the Skerritt roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction of Galway city, passing GMIT on your right
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Clifden (N59)
At the Joyce roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction  Clifden  (N59)
Go straight through the next 2 sets of traffic lights (12 o’clock exit), in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Browne roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Salthill (R338)
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Deane roundabout, take the 2nd exit in the direction Salthill  (R338)
At the traffic lights, go straight ahead on to Threadneedle Road (R338).
As you drive down this road, you will see the ocean in front of you.
Marless House is the 4th house on your left up from the ocean.

Distance from Dublin Airport: 217 km (135 miles) - 2.5 hours


DIRECTIONS FROM SHANNON AIRPORT

As you leave the airport, take the N19 towards Galway.
Join the M18 and go North towards Galway. Take Exit 18 towards Galway, on to the M6.
As you approach Galway, there are a number of “roundabouts” all of which are named.
At the end of the M6  Motorway is the first roundabout called “Coolough”
At the Coolough roundabout, take the 1st exit on to the R446 in the direction of Galway city EAST (N6)
At the Martin roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Galway city EAST (N6) & (R338)
From now on, its straight through (12 o’clock exit) all traffic lights and all roundabouts until you reach Marless house as follows:
Drive straight through the next 3 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Galway city
At the Skerritt roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction of Galway city, passing GMIT on your right
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Clifden (N59)
At the Joyce roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction  Clifden  (N59)
Go straight through the next 2 sets of traffic lights (12 o’clock exit), in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Browne roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Salthill (R338)
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Deane roundabout, take the 2nd exit in the direction Salthill  (R338)
At the traffic lights, go straight ahead on to Threadneedle Road (R338).
As you drive down this road, you will see the ocean in front of you.
Marless House is the 4th house on your left up from the ocean.

Distance from Shannon Airport: 88km (55 miles) - 70 minutes drive


DIRECTIONS FROM CLIFDEN

DIRECTIONS FROM CLIFDEN VIA N59

Take the N59 towards Galway, drive straight through Oughterard and Moycullen.
Continue until you see a sign to turn right to SALTHILL (R336).
Just after this sign, at the next traffic lights, turn right on to Thomas Hynes road to Salthill (R336).
At the Browne roundabout, take the 4th exit, in the direction Salthill R338
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of  Salthill (R338)
At the Deane roundabout, take the 2nd exit in the direction Salthill  (R338)
At the traffic lights, go straight ahead on to Threadneedle Road. (R338).
As you drive down this road, you will see the ocean in front of you.
Marless House is the 4th house on  your left up from the ocean.

DIRECTIONS FROM CLIFDEN VIA COAST ROAD (R336)

Take the R336 towards Salthill, driving through Spiddel and Barna until you reach the traffic lights at Threadneedle Road R338 (exactly 5km).
Turn right on to Threadneedle Road R338.
As you drive down this road, you will see the ocean in front of you.
Marless House is the 4th house on your left up from the ocean.

Distance from Clifden: 78 kms (49 miles) - 80 minutes drive


DIRECTIONS FROM The cliffs of moher

DIRECTIONS FROM THE CLIFFS OF MOHER VIA N67

Take the R478 via Lisdoonvarna and Ballyvaughan onto the N67.
Continue on N67 to Abbey Rd/L1016.
Take the L1014 until you reach the N67. Turn right on to the N67.
Go straight through the next three roundabouts, staying on the N67 as you go.
At the Martin Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the R338 towards Galway City EAST.
From now on, its straight through (12 o’clock exit) all traffic lights and all roundabouts until you reach Marless house as follows:
Drive straight through the next 3 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Galway city
At the Skerritt roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction of Galway city, passing GMIT on your right
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Clifden (N59)
At the Joyce roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction  Clifden  (N59)
Go straight through the next 2 sets of traffic lights (12 o’clock exit), in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Browne roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Salthill (R338)
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Deane roundabout, take the 2nd exit in the direction Salthill  (R338)
At the traffic lights, go straight ahead on to Threadneedle Road (R338).
As you drive down this road, you will see the ocean in front of you.
Marless House is the 4th house on your left up from the ocean.

Distance from the Cliffs of Moher: 79 kms (49 miles) - 99 minutes drive


FROM NORTH (SLIGO/DONEGAL) to GALWAY

Take the N4 from Sligo in the direction of Dublin. After about 12km, take the third exit (9 o’clock) from the Tobar Bhríde roundabout towards Galway (N17).
Follow the signs to Galway, driving through/around Tobercurry, Charlestown and Claremorris.
As you approach Tuam, stay on the N17 towards Galway.
The N17 will turn into the M17 towards Galway.
From the M17, take Exit 18 towards Galway on to the M6.
Continue on the M6 until the Coolough roundabout.
At the Coolough roundabout, take the 1st exit on to the R446 in the direction of Galway city EAST (N6)
At the Martin roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Galway city EAST (N6) & (R338)
From now on, its straight through (12 o’clock exit) all traffic lights and all roundabouts until you reach Marless house as follows:
Drive straight through the next 3 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Galway city
At the Skerritt roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction of Galway city, passing GMIT on your right
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Clifden (N59)
At the Joyce roundabout, take the 2nd exit, in the direction  Clifden  (N59)
Go straight through the next 2 sets of traffic lights (12 o’clock exit), in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Browne roundabout, take the 3rd exit, in the direction Salthill (R338)
Drive straight through the next 5 sets of traffic lights in the direction of Salthill (R338)
At the Deane roundabout, take the 2nd exit in the direction Salthill  (R338)
At the traffic lights, go straight ahead on to Threadneedle Road (R338).
As you drive down this road, you will see the ocean in front of you.
Marless House is the 4th house on your left up from the ocean.

Distance from Sligo: 144 kms (90 miles) - 2 hours, 9 minutes drive

Distance from Donegal: 208 kms (130 miles) - 3 hours drive