Sea Breeze Lodge B&B ****
Overlooking beautiful Galway Bay !
9 Cashelmara, Salthill.
Tel: 00 353 91 529581
Bearna or Barna.
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53°15'N 9°09'W / 53.25°N 9.15°W
Barna Irish: Bearna is a village west of Galway city in County Galway, Ireland, on the R336 regional road. Once a satellite of Galway city, the village is now rapidly becoming one of its suburbs. Officially the village is regarded as Irish speaking and is therefore a constituent part of the regions of Ireland that make up the Gaeltacht. However, because of its absorption into the city, it has recently become a mainly English speaking village. Nonetheless, Irish is still the main language of its western and northern hinterland and the village has now effectively become the gateway to the largest Irish speaking region in the country, Connemara.
To try to control the major development which has been undertaken in recent years in Barna, a very strongly supported local action group has been set up (Pobal Bhearna). In 1976 a community development group called Comharchumann Bearna Teo was formed after five local men put up the purchase money for 2 acres (8,100 m2) at Troscai Thiar to be used for community purposes and has succeeded in developing several recreational facilities.
Barna or Irish: Bearna.