Connemara Equestrian Escapes

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22/05/2013
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We have a very exciting new venture underway.  We are working with Connemara Equestrian Escapes who will provide mountain treks and beach trails throughout Connemara on Connemara Ponies and will be using Renvyle House Hotel & Resort (and our newly refurbished Stables on the hotel grounds) as one of the bases for these 5 to 6 day tours.

This idea came about during the winter and work on re-vamping the stables commenced earlier this spring with great help from the Connemara Equestrian Escapes crew and of course our own team at Renvyle House.  The stables were re-plumbed and the electricty supply was upgraded.  The stables were cleared out (a big job), power-washed and then painted.  The new stable doors arrived 3 days in advance of the first group arriving!

The first group of Irish guests along with their trusty steeds (I have always wondered how I'd fit that into a blog!) arrived last Friday.  The weather was not as brilliant as we would all have liked but they had a great excursion to Omey Island and around that area on Saturday returning to the hotel for a round of golf, a great meal and some fun in the bar.  On Sunday they left the hotel to trek to Renvyle Strand in more favourable weather.

The last of the group checked-out on Monday morning.  We hope they will return again soon.

We will keep you posted on this venture's prgress, it's one we're very excited about.  We will be working with overseas markets next year... what an amazing way to discover Connemara!

 

New Therapist Joins Renvyle House

Date Posted:
13/06/2012
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Rebecca Heanue is an ITEC qualified Beautician.  Qualified in 2009 where she received the accolade of MassageTherapist of the Year.

Once qualifying Rebecca worked at Knockranny Hotel Spa in Westport for a year. Followed by a year in Australia where she was able to further improve her skills.

Rebecca (Becky) will be operating the Simran Rooms at Renvyle House Hotel on a full time basis.  She will be using the Kaeso Skincare range for her facial treatments. Kaeso’s unique formulations are made with the finest, natural ingredients to assure the highest quality skincare. Natural ingredients are fundamental to the formulas.  Becky will be offering an array of specialised treatments to address the individual preferences and skin’s changing needs. For manicure and pedicure treatments, the nail varnishes used are from the 'Filthy Gorgeous London' line.

The Simran Centre at Renvyle House Hotel & Resort is discreetly situated in a peaceful location just off the Herb Garden.  A further place of calm on the grounds of the historic house.

Bookings should be made with Becky directly.  You can email >>Becky or telephone her on 087 1921465

You can download a list of treatments >>Click Here

 

Food and Wine Weekend Success

Date Posted:
02/04/2012
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A Full House for International Food and Wine Weekend
at Renvyle House, Connemara

A full house, fine weather, a seven course banquet on Saturday night together with a superb selection of wines was had at the Renvyle House Food and Wine Weekend last weekend. Renvyle House Hotel and Galway city wine distributors J&C Kenny joined forces to stage a very successful weekend with talks and wine tastings culminating in a super banquet on Saturday night.
J&C Kenny brought award-winning producers from Tres Palacios vineyard in Santiago and Carrille vineyard in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux to Renvyle House Hotel to participate in a weekend of wine tastings and talks.  Also represented were vineyards from Calamar from Spain, Sensi from Italy, Chakana from Argentina and Graf Josef from Austria.
Executive Chef at Renvyle House Hotel, Mr. Tim O'Sullivan and Chief Executive Mr. Ronnie Counihan hosted a seven course banquet on Saturday night with wines carefully selected from the visiting producers and were matched by Elizabeth Fox, lecturer at GMIT and Chris Harrison from Select Wines in Dublin from the wine producers represented team at Renvyle House.

The Menu for the evening with matching wines are below:

Dinner Menu
Saturday 24th March, 2012

Wines generously sponsored by J&C Kenny, Galway.

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Prawn & Asparagus Risotto
Garlic & Tomato Dressing

Accompanying Wine: Graf Josef Grüner Veltliner (Austria)

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Potato & Spinach Soup

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Salmon Gravlaux
Dill & Anchovies Potato Salad
Beetroot Chutney, Avocado Mousse

Accompanying Wine: Famille Excellor Entre-deux-Mers (France, Bordeaux)

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Apple & Calvados Sorbet

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Parcel of Irish Beef Fillet
Wild Mushroom & Pate Stuffing
Garden Vegetables, Red Wine Jus

Accompanying Wine: Chakana Reserve Malbec (Argentina)

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Strawverry Tartlette
Chantilly Cream

Accompanying Wine: Veuve D'Argent Sparking Rose (France)

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Cheese Platter
Tipperary Brie
Crozier Blue
Oak Smoked Gubbeen
Knockanore Black Pepper & Chive
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Petit Fours
Tea, Coffee, Herbal Teas

Re-Opening!

Date Posted:
01/03/2012
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After a couple of months of cleaning, polishing, repairing, maintaining, replacing and painting....we're re-opening today!  The house is not the same without lots of people in it and we are thrilled to be expecting our first arrivals of 2012 this afternoon.

We have a sample of behind the scenes photogprahs of some of the work undertaken this year.  Along with some photos of what nature provides, year after year, with less care from us but giving equal enjoyment to the beholder.

We have a great line-up of activity breaks coming up in March alone which include a Murder Mystery Weekend this weekend, A Digital Camera Workshop Weekend on the 9th & 10th of March.  The 23rd & 24th bring you an international Food & Wine weekend which has been a great success over the last couple of years.

We have also joined Pinterest with board of recipes, things to do, garden ideas, information on the architecture of the house and more.  We would love feedback on what would be of use to you when planning a holiday with us and we'll collate that information.

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Map of the Renvyle Grounds

Grounds Map for Renvyle House HotelA lovely map of the grounds at Renvyle House Hotel designed by Sophie Coyle, who also designed our Herb Garden 5 years ago.  This map gives the layout of where everything is and most of the activities that are free to our residential guests during their stay with us.

We will printing this in the new year so you will have it to hand when you are staying with us.

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Christmas Party Nights

Date Posted:
23/09/2011
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Christmas Party NightsRenvyle House Hotel, one of the founders of the overnight Christmas Party, are renowned today more than ever for the quality of the night that they provide. We still lead the market with a party to remember.

You will arrive to turf fires, music and a hot bath if you can find the time. A Hot Punch reception will be held before dinner. An extensive Table D'Hote Menu will be served at your leisure. At this point the party will really begin to take off.

Available Dates: Saturday 3rd December, Friday 9th December, Saturday 10th December and Saturday 17th December

Tel: 095 46100 Fax: 095 43515 E-mail: info@renvyle.com Web: www.renvyle.com

Bridgestone Guide "100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland", 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007……

Conamara Sea Week, October 2011

Conamara Sea Week 2011

Conamara Sea Week 2011

An action packed week and more with all things maritime, music, literature, history, ecology and lots more.

This annual Festival has been running for over 20 years and always worth a dip into. It runs from October 21st to 31st, 2011 in Letterfrack, Connemara.

Click for Festival Programme ->Conamara Sea Week, October 2011 Programme

Autumn Activity Breaks

Date Posted:
17/08/2011
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Renvyle House Autumn Breaks

Autumn Breaks

We have some of the tried and trusted activity breaks and a couple of new ideas this Autumn. We have super midweek breaks in September and October with lots of free activities including a digital photography evening, a movie classics night, morning yoga class, a morning guided walk, quiz nights and entertainment. We have some free extras run for September Weekends also so be sure to check them out.

Painter John Hoar will be back this October (by popular demand) to run a great 5 day midweek painting break. So far, this break has been a great success and guests return home with a lovely piece of art, created by themselves. The Murder Mystery weekend will run in November and should tax the grey matter of ones brain. Follow the clues and deduce the culprit for a great prize. Halloween is also celebrated at Renvyle House with fancy dress parties for guests of all ages. For the October Midterm we have a great line up of activities

Here, the only stress is on Relaxation

VAT Reduction Passed On

Date Posted:
01/07/2011
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The beach at Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara

We are delighted to be able pass on the new reduction in VAT which comes into play today, 1st July.

We will not have to compromise on our standards, the food will still be top-notch and the welcome as warm as ever. This will not affect any of the free activities put on this summer for hotel residents, nor will it affect the free use of on-site facilities which will also remain free to our guests.

We have super breaks in July and August and we have Great Summer Family Holidays with loads of free extras.

Here, the only stress is on relaxation

Bog Week 2011

Conamara Bog Week 2011

Conamara Bog Week 2011

May 27th to Jne 6th in Letterfrack and the Renvyle Peninsula
"A Festival comprising of music, cycling, walking, dancing and a hint of madness!Conamara is probably the largest area of outstanding beauty in the whole of Ireland. It is a complex area and we will be attempting to create a warm, nonthreatening space in which people can somehow touch this magical landscape."

With great walks and talks held at Renvyle House Hotel. Hotel residents can join the guided walk for free:
Thursday 2nd June, 9pm at Renvyle House Hotel: 'New Discoveries in Conamara' – a talk by Michael Gibbons (free admission)

Friday 3rd June, 11am at Renvyle House Hotel: a guided walk with Michael Gibbons, archaeologist. 15.00 to non-residential guests

Click here for more information –> Conamara Bog Week 2011 Programme

A snippet from last year's Festival:

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