Simplicity rules in light-filled converted old boathouse on Galway Bay

Sea views are a given, an immense old wall a challenge in this authentic conversion

The glories of Galway Bay have been celebrated in story and song for as long as anyone can remember. Those huge skies, those spectacular sunsets. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place where the full moon casts, as Steve Earle puts it, “silver light over green and blue”?

So when one particular family found its dream house on the bay’s south-eastern shores – and not just any house but an 18th-century boathouse in a dreamy location at the edge of a peaceful inlet – you might think, well, there’s a happy ending right there.

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