A unique hotel with an excellent location, a long and varied history and renowned for its food, service and entertainment. Over several centuries, Renvyle House has been built, pulled down, rebuilt, burned to ashes and rebuilt once again. A chieftain of one of the oldest and most powerful Gaelic clans in Connacht once lived here. It was also the home of Oliver St. John Gogarty (Buck Mulligan of James Joyce's "Ulysses") and, since becoming a country house hotel in 1883, Renvyle House has played host to many famous people - Augustus John, Lady Gregory, Yeats and Churchill among them.
Some of our bedrooms do still have turf fires; they are infinitely more spacious and luxurious these days. The restful color schemes reflect the beautiful surroundings and cater to your every need. Family suites and family rooms are also available. Our bedrooms have magnificent views of lake, sea and mountains. The cosy Long lounge with its open fires and the Conservatory with commanding views of the Connemara landscape offer you a quiet place for undisturbed reading, mid-morning coffee or the famous afternoon tea, or simply time to reflect on the peace and comfort of it all.
We also offer:
- 2 all weather tennis courts.
- Croquet, lawn bowling.
- 18 hole golf course.
- Seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool.
- Horse riding nearby or on-site during July/August.
- Boating and fishing on our own private.
- Clay pigeon shooting.
- Childens play ground and indoor play room, board games and videos.
Nearby attractions and activities:
Connemara National Park, Letterfrack: The Connemara National Park is situated 10 minutes drive from Renvyle House Hotel. It provides a unique opportunity to view the flora and fauna and boglands of Connemara at first hand.
Kylemore Abbey: Only a 12 minute drive from Renvyle House Hotel, Kylemore is the home of the Benedictine Nuns and stands at the edge of the lake surrounded by woodlands. Open to the public are the Victorian Walled Gardens, the Gothic Chapel, part of the Abbey and a beautiful craft shop.
Ocean's alive and Connemara Leisure: A unique visitor center experience. Rain or shine there's something for everybody. Sea life exhibits, local maritime history, old days old ways exhibitions, seaside park and picnic area, scenic and wildlife coastal cruises and sea angling trips and Sunday afternoon specials, traditional Irish music sessions on board the boat from 3-5 pm.
Walking: Micheal Gibbon's Connemara Walks: Michael's knowledge of the area, combined with his intimate knowledge of the landscape means that every walk will be a treasure trove of history and information. Walkers of all abilities will be exhilarated by the sheer beauty and tranquility of Connemara. The Walking Centre is based in Clifden, 12 miles from Renvyle House Hotel.
Sea Cruises: Killary Harbour Cruise: A beautiful cruise in Killary Harbour, only 15 minutes drive from Renvyle House Hotel, on the "Connemara Lady" is a must. Recognised as Ireland's only fjord, this 9 mile inlet shows off some of the foremost scenery in the West of Ireland. The "Connemara Lady" can accommodate up to 132 passengers and is designed to offer a maximum of comfort and safety to it guests.
Scubadiving: Scubadive West: This is Ireland's most perfectly located dive centre with diving guaranteed all year round. Located on the sheltered Killary fjord it is divided by high mountains on either side and has a depth of 40 m in the middle. It is washed by the mild Gulf Stream which brings with it an abundance of colourful marine life. Scubadive West is a full PADI school and provide activities and courses for both beginners and the more advanced diver. The centre is located 15 minute from Renvyle House Hotel.
Golf: Connemara Golf Club is about a 40 minute drive from Renvyle House Hotel. The golf course is on the Mannin Peninsula, west of Ballyconneely. Situated in an area of outstanding beauty renowned for its scenery, it is a full-blooded links course with none of the duneland features of its north Connaught neighbours.
Located 80 km north west of Galway City at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
- Credit Card details must be given to secure a booking.
- Cancellation within 7 days of arrival sate results in no refund - more than 7 days -full refund.
- Official check-in time is 2:00 p.m. and check-out is 12 noon.
- Minimum stay of 1 night is acceptable.
- Children sharing parents accommodation receive a minimum 50% discount based on partaking of the children evening meal at 5:30 p.m.
- Baby listening in service available from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Renvyle House Hotel has teamed up with Kylemore Fishery to provide you with the fly-fishing fest! Salmon and trout fishing on Kylemore lake and trout fishing on our own Rusheenduff lake. We also provide professioanl instruction Jackie Coyne, our local championship fly fisherman. Jackie will show you how to tie knots, explain the different flies and instruct you on the fine art of casting. He will also divulge when and where are the best times to fish. Once your fish is caught, Tim (head chef) will cook it for you! Please bring your own rods and where possible flies and equipment as the Hotel has a limited supply.
- Fly-fishing: (from 9th February to 31st October)
- Instruction Cost: €25 per person, per lesson.
- Accommodation Rates: as per rate sheet.
- Tuition Price: €25 p/p, per session.
- Daily Fishing Rate: €50.00 p/p, per day and includes license and permit.
- Fishing on Rusheenduff, Renvyle is complimentary to fly-fishing guests.
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A romantic old country house, set in the wild splendor of Connemara, amid the magical beauty of sea, lake and mountains. The keynotes are warmth and comfort with award winning fine fare. Turf fires and cosy lounges make you relax and feel at home. Golf, tennis, horse riding, swimming, snooker, boating, fishing,...