A Carrabeag Specification

In life we’re all searching for our place, somewhere that lives up to our vision, and can grow with our dreams. It’s got to be a place with breathing space,
where everything is nearby, and the countryside is never far away.

Carrabeag offers more than just a new home. It offers a new lifestyle. Every aspect of this contemporary, architecturally designed, mixed development has been carefully considered to create spacious, calm, light, warm and welcoming living spaces.

Within easy reach of everything Castlebar town has to offer, yet only a stones throw from the natural beauty that is everywhere in Co. Mayo, Carrabeag is both the perfect beginning for first time buyers and family living.

Concrete built homes are better built homes

The more concrete elements in your home, the more likely you are to have a home which is strong, durable and fireproof. In addition, your home is more likely to enjoy a high level of soundproofing which is so important in an increasingly noisy environment.

Concrete acts a thermal reservoir, absorbing and retaining heat and eventually returning it to the atmosphere. Concrete floors also facilitate under floor heating systems, which utilise the thermal mass of concrete.

Plus buying a concrete home will ensure that you have an excellent chance of getting a premium price should you decide to re-sell.

In a concrete home you will enjoy the comfort of a quieter, safer home.

Energy and efficiency

  • All homes are environmentally friendly ‘A’ Rated and incorporate sustainable and renewable technology resulting in lower energy costs.
  • High levels of insulation incorporated in roofs, walls & floors.
  • All homes are constructed to provide a high level of air tightness in order to retain heat.
  • Extra wide wall cavities, filled with insulation to exceed current regulations.


  • Pre-wired for lighting to wall cabinetry.
  • Generous lighting & power points.
  • Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors & heat detectors fitted as standard.
  • T.V. connection in living room, master bedroom & den.
  • All homes are wired for high speed broadband as standard.


  • A full heat recovery air exchange unit is fitted to all homes to provide a constant air exchange throughout the home for comfortable living. This ensures excellent levels of humidity and moisture.


  • Air to water heating system to provide all central heating and hot water in the most efficient and environmental system available for reaching “A” energy rating.
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor of all homes.
  • Underfloor heating on first floor of The Clydagh, The Carra, The Dowros & The Feale homes.


  • High quality bespoke kitchens, with contemporary style, provided by professional craftsmen.
  • All kitchens with tiled backsplash.
  • Stainless steel sink featuring a high quality and elegant tap.


  • All homes feature fully open attic space left ready for future use as storage.
  • Airtight stira access ladder fitted for easy access

Internal Finishes

  • Walls painted throughout in a mid tone easy neutral paint.
  • Ceilings painted in white throughout.
  • Quality interior joinery to include;
    • Streamlined profile skirting and architrave finished in off white satin paint.
    • Moulded panel doors, complimented by chrome finish ironmongery.
    • All doors finished in off white satin paint.

Bathroom & En-suite

  • Stylish contemporary bathroom, en-suite and guest W.C. with elegant sanitary ware.
  • Streamlined white sanitary ware, featuring oversized shower trays, semi-pedestal wash hand basins with monobloc taps chosen by an Interior Designer.
  • Dual Flush W.C. Cistern for water conservation.
  • Carefully chosen tiles by an Interior Designer on all bathroom floors and wet areas to include walls around shower and bath in all homes.
  • High quality thermostatic controlled showers fitted as standard.
  • All homes have pressurised water system to ensure powerful showers at all times.

Sound Proofing

  • All homes are tested & certified for sound proofing to comply with latest regulations. This enhances the comfort for each home owner.

Windows & Doors

  • Windows are high performance pre-finished u.P.V.C. in a contemporary colour.
  • Front doors are pre-finished highly insulated composite door with 5 point locking system.
  • Sliding door to back garden.

External Finishes

  • Black aluminium fascia and gutters.
  • UPVC soffit and downpipes.
  • External tap fitted as standard.


  • Seeded gardens to rear with secure concrete post and concrete infill panel fencing.
  • Side gates fitted to all homes are galvanised steel framed, built to last.
  • Driveways finished in brick paving with ample parking for two cars for all homes.
  • Tasteful planting to front of all homes, and gardens seeded.


  • All homes are traditional concrete built structure, with concrete block cavity walls as party wall to enhance soundproofing between houses.
  • All homes covered by 10 year structural warranty.

Reduced Draw on Grid

Having primarily reduced the energy requirement by maximizing energy efficiencies and minimizing waste energy, McConway Homes then introduced features to more efficiently supply the need by using an air to water heating system.


  • Each home is covered by 10 year Global Home Warranties Ltd structural guarantee.
  • 12 month guarantee for electrical and mechanical.
  • McConway Homes provides a 12 month maintenance guarantee.