Title panaromic view

Celtic pattern

 

Technical Info

The following information is just a manual for the use of the house. Before you go to stay in the house it would be a good idea just to glance through to get an idea of what is what.

Contacts

Brid Griffin looks after the cottage when we are not there.  She holds the keys and can help you with local queries.  Her house is marked on the map of Errislannan under the Location link. It's the first house (nice green colour) on right hand side after Alcock & Brown Memorial.

Brid Griffin
Errislannan
Clifden, Co.Galway
Ireland
Tel. 00 353 (0)877693281

Mrs. Brooks at Errislannan Manor can also be a great help. If you wish to fish the lakes for brown trout please ask permission from her first.

Mrs. Brooks
Errislannan Manor
Clifden
Co. Galway
Tel. 095 21134

During the summer I, Rory Brooks, can be found living at the gate lodge to the manner. If we are in residence please come to me first with any problems you may have. My local mobile, when we are there, is 0864 0873 43.

Rory Brooks
Croftway House
298 Finchley Road
London NW3 7AG
UK
Tel. 00 44 207 4333297
email: Rory@HolidayHouseIreland.com

Doctor: Dr.K.McCloughlin 
Clifden Tel. 095-21141
Next to chemist            Surgery 10-12

Keys:

Located on back of cupboard door in Hall

spare House Key
Garage Key
Window locks Key
Key out from Sunroom is in the door

Heating:

 

Immersion heater switch in hall cupboard. Leave on bath and turn ‘on’ if there are lots of you and boiler not sufficient.

Picture of immersion switch

 

Central heating Control on wall over breakfast bar in main room.

Heating switch

Hot water and Heating are set to come on in the morning and again in the evening.

Picture of central heating control

  If it’s a bit chilly push the Heating boost button. This turns it on for one hour.

If you have come in early and want the heating to come on now, push the heating advance button


Picture of central heating control with open flap
If you open the flap you can use ‘select’ to scroll through option of
‘Auto on and off in morning and evening’    ‘On All Day’     ‘On all the time’.. ‘Off all the time’

Fireplace:

Damper leaver on inside left of hearth. Adjust using fire tongs.
Fire-screen: Always clip it onto hearth whenever the room is left empty and to protect children.

Open hearth fire]

 

Fireguard

Fuel: Turf is the natural dried sods dug from the bogs that you see on the side of the road. It is bulky but gives a lovely smell and glow. Brickets are made from compressed turf and is the most convenient fuel. Coal is good for keeping a hot fire. Be very wary of burning wood as some timber can send sparks a long way into the room. You can buy fuel at Clifden Supply Centre on the Galway road.

Hairdryer Iron Hoover:

All found in hall cupboard

Hall cupboard

Washing machine Dryer:

Found in Garage

Garage

There is a washing machine with spin drying

Washing machine

and also a separate tumble dryer.

dryer
Instructions on cupboard doors.
Pull out line in garage room over mirror.
Drying rack upstairs or sunroom.
Outside line at back of house

Oven:
Oven at StFlannans Cottage Ireland
Dishwasher:

Typical wash:

Salt is not required as the water is so soft.

dishwasher

Refuse:

Glass bottles to bottle bank in Clifden (Saturday + Monday) or Ballyconneely (always accessible)

Recycle paper & Cardboard.  Use special (clear) bag provided or buy more in Clifden. Stainless steel bin in kitchen.

Landfill rubbish. Use small bag below sink and use special (green) bag provided in garage or buy more in Clifden.

Bags may be left out on day of collection only. Alternate Tuesdays landfill and recycle. See calendar for dates. Please not that the lorry can come as early as 8am.

I am sorry that you may have to deal with the previous persons rubbish. Please bear in mind that the next family will have to deal with yours. It's not ideal but we are not given the choice.

Drains:

The house is connected to a cesspit. All you need to know is that it does not like anything that is not bio-degradable. This includes any rubber, plastic, etc. Please use the rubbish bin.

Water Tank
You shouldn't need this but just incase of an emergency it is located in the cupboard on the stairs. All water comes from well in bottom of field.
Dehumidifier:

Found upstairs over kitchen.
Its main purpose is to keep the
dampness out the house when
not inhabited.
If it annoys you turn it off.

Dehumidifer

Fridge Freezer:

There is a fridge in the kitchen with a tall fridge/freezer in the garage.

Freezer

Cold Water:
All the cold taps in the house are drinking water which comes from a well in the bottom of the field. It is usually powerful stuff and very good to drink.
Hot Water:

Normal positioned taps and  showers are fed from the conventional hot water cylinder located in central chimney stack. This is heated usually by the gas boiler but may be done by electric immersion heater by using switch in broom cupboard under the stairs.

The third tap (Harry Lime) is the central one on the baths. This should only be used on its own to avoid reducing the water pressure. It is heated instantly by the gas fired water heater above the boiler in the garage.  It takes a moment or two to run warm but means you should never be caught short without hot water.
The hot tap in the sink in the garage also runs off this system. 

Gas Hob:

Push button for ignition spark

Gas hob

Microwave Oven:

The clock must be set before you can use it. It must be set after every power-cut. See the instructions on the back of the door above the microwave. NB. It is a 12 hour clock

To heat up plate of food.
Do not use any metal
Place food in oven
Push 'POWER' button once
Push 'MIN 1' button twice
Push 'START' button

Extractor:

Pull out to turn on. switches are underneath.

Extractor hood at StFlannans Cottage

Outside:

If you are interested in gardening or you wish to mow the lawn etc. please feel free. Tools will be provided. Or if you don't feel up to it yourself but feel it should be done then please let Mrs Brooks know at the Manor and we will organise it.


Electrical:

240v 50Hz
The fuse board is located under the stairs. They are MCB's which switch themselves off when there is a short. Correct fault and reset switch.

Meter box outside front door

Door to meter box at St Flannans Ireland Access to meter box at St Flannans Ireland Meter box at St Flannans Ireland

Doors & Locks:

The front door can be used as a half door or full door by altering the position of the
lower latch.
Please make sure all windows and external doors, as well as the garage, are locked whenever the house is left vacant. This is required for insurance purposes.

Always shut or wedge open with horseshoe the garage doors as they catch the wind and the glass can break when they slam.

Half door to St Flannans Cottage, Ireland Latch to stable door at St Flannans, Ireland

Check-List:

BEDROOMS

  1. Open all curtains.
  2. Check under beds
  3. Put back electric blankets, mattress covers etc if removed
  4. Make beds up alternating bed linen.
  5. Dust
  6. Vacuum
  7. Empty waste paper basket
  8. Lock window locks (don’t bother tightening just push flap over)
  9. Set radiator knob to 5
  10. Leave towel on each bed only if asked for.

 BATHROOMS

  1. Clean
  2. Vacuum/wipe floor
  3. Empty and clean pedal bin
  4. Leave one toilet roll in each bathroom
  5. Leave one bar of soap in each basin. Old soap can be left by bath.
  6. Set radiator knob to 5.
  7. Leave 1 hand towel on rail
  8. Leave bathmat on radiator dryer

LIVING ROOM

  1. Leave on fridge
  2. Check dehumidifier is unplugged.
  3. Set radiator Knobs to 5
  4. Check CH (central heating) & HW (hot water) controls are set to ‘TWICE’
  5. Clean grate and put fireguard in place
  6. Put away folding chairs upstairs
  7. Remove cobwebs especially upstairs around windows & ceiling.
  8. Dust
  9. Remove armchair cushions and vacuum underneath making sure the cushions are in the correct place
  10. Shake hearth rug outside.
  11. Move furniture to one side and vacuum main carpet also folding it back to vacuum underneath.
  12. Vacuum rest of wooden floor in living area and gallery area.
  13. Vacuum conservatory including cobwebs above
  14. Wet wipe floors where necessary

 KITCHEN AREA

  1. Set clocks on oven & microwave if necessary.
  2. Change hand towel and drying up clothe and take dirty ones for washing
  3. Clean cooker, oven and microwave etc.
  4. Check crockery and cooking utensils are in correct cupboards and reasonably tidy
  5. Empty all rubbish bins, put new liners.
  6. Make sure there is a good cloth and washing up sponge
  7. Check there is bleach cream, WC bleach, cleaning cloth under sink.

BEDROOMS

  1. Open all curtains.
  2. Check under beds
  3. Put back electric blankets, mattress covers etc if removed
  4. Make beds up alternating bed linen.
  5. Dust
  6. Vacuum
  7. Empty waste paper basket
  8. Lock window locks (don’t bother tightening just push flap over)
  9. Set radiator knob to 5
  10. Leave towel on each bed only if asked for.

 BATHROOMS

  1. Clean
  2. Vacuum/wipe floor
  3. Empty and clean pedal bin
  4. Leave one toilet roll in each bathroom
  5. Leave one bar of soap in each basin. Old soap can be left by bath.
  6. Set radiator knob to 5.
  7. Leave 1 hand towel on rail
  8. Leave bathmat on radiator dryer

LIVING ROOM

  1. Leave on fridge
  2. Check dehumidifier is unplugged.
  3. Set radiator Knobs to 5
  4. Check CH (central heating) & HW (hot water) controls are set to ‘TWICE’
  5. Clean grate and put fireguard in place
  6. Put away folding chairs upstairs
  7. Remove cobwebs especially upstairs around windows & ceiling.
  8. Dust
  9. Remove armchair cushions and vacuum underneath making sure the cushions are in the correct place
  10. Shake hearth rug outside.
  11. Move furniture to one side and vacuum main carpet also folding it back to vacuum underneath.
  12. Vacuum rest of wooden floor in living area and gallery area.
  13. Vacuum conservatory including cobwebs above
  14. Wet wipe floors where necessary

 KITCHEN AREA

  1. Set clocks on oven & microwave if necessary.
  2. Change hand towel and drying up clothe and take dirty ones for washing
  3. Clean cooker, oven and microwave etc.
  4. Check crockery and cooking utensils are in correct cupboards and reasonably tidy
  5. Empty all rubbish bins, put new liners.
  6. Make sure there is a good cloth and washing up sponge
  7. Check there is bleach cream, WC bleach, cleaning cloth under sink.