The Renvyle Video

Date Posted:
14/07/2014
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The very talented John Conway (of Bulabosca) and Conor Maguire filmed and put together a video to capture the essence of Renvyle House Hotel & Resort, the preparations that go on behind the scenes in anticipation of our guests arriving.  We think he did a great job....let us know what you think!

 

The Gardens Coming to Life

Date Posted:
12/05/2014
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The Orchard at Renvyle House Hotel & ResortThe gardens at Renvyle are all coming in to their own.  The Orchard is in full blossom, we're hopeful for a bounty of fruit in the autumn.  The Herb Garden and  Fruit Garden are all doing very nicely.

We even have a couple of olives on our olive tree this year which was a lovely surprise after the blustery winter we experienced.

The seaside planting continues and the beds in the horseshoe garden and to the front of the house are doing very well and we hope to have a great array of colour coming into June.

 

Connemara Equestrian Escapes

Date Posted:
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!

 

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.

View PDF Format of this Map

 

Mrs. Coyle’s Crabapple Jelly

Date Posted:
04/09/2011
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Crabapple Jelly

Crabapple Jelly

It's nearly that time of year again. The time where we start gathering our Autumn produce from the Orchard at Renvyle House. With trees full of apples, plums, crabapples and pears, Tim and his crew in the kitchen will have a busy time of it. This recipe, from Mrs. Coyle, produces a beautiful jelly of clear rose colour, good with pork, cold meats and cheeses but especially on hot bread or toast.

  • Gather the apples as soon as they are ripe; don't wait for them all to fall.
  • Rinse them in a sink of cold water, picking them over for mushy bits, discard these or cut them out.
  • Empty apples into a large saucepan (no more than half- way up the side) cover with fresh, cold water and bring to the boil, stirring now and again.
  • When all the apples have burst and are now mushy take them off the heat and spoon into a jelly-bag. Suspend this overnight. Don't squeeze it as this will make the jelly cloudy.
  • Next Day, measure out the apple liquid and for every pint allow one lb of white sugar. Pour the apple liquid into a large, clean saucepan, bring to the boil then add the sugar and stir well to dissolve. Then keep boiling and stirring till setting point is reached, test either by waiting till the last drop on a stirred wooden spoon does not drop but holds on, or until a small spoonful on a saucer left in the fridge till cool forms a skin when pushed with a finger, or use a sugar thermometer.
  • Pour into sterilized jars (a jam funnel is a great help and avoids sticky rims) and cover with waxed discs and screw-top lids or cellophane discs as desired.Crabapples will also freeze well, but use only the prettiest, and are a lovely accompaniment to turkey, chicken and pork. Put straight from freezer into roasting pan with joint of pork, a chicken or turkey for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking. Remove carefully to place around roast on serving dish.

Food & Wine Awards 2011

Date Posted:
22/08/2011
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Food and Wine Awards 2011

Food and Wine Awards 2011

A great day was had by all who attended the Food & Wine 2011 Restaurant Awards held at the National Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday.

There was a great gathering of very well respected Chefs and Restaurant & Hotel proprietors in attendance and a great number of new restaurants on the secene.

A wonderful 5 course meal was had by all and accompanied by beautiful wines supplied by Penfolds. We had great company at our table with the proprietors and chefs from Ginger restaurant, Belfast. There was a great attendance from the West with Jess and Dave from Kai and Alex and JP from Cava and Fergus from the Twelve.

Renvyle received two accoldades on the day which was an added bonus! Tim O'Sullivan was Highly Commended under the category of 'Connacht Best Chef Award 2011′ and Renvyle House Hotel was Highly Commended under the category of 'Connacht Best Restaurant Award 2011′.

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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

Nesting Sparrows at Renvyle’s Family Suites

Date Posted:
28/07/2011
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Renvyle House's Sparrow Family

Renvyle House's Sparrow Family

There is a nest of young sparrows outside the Island Family Suites at the moment. Weren't they were very appropriate when choosing a venue to raise their young family?

We watched them for a time and tried our best to get some close up (amateur) photos so that you'd have a chance to see them too. They're facinating. The mother and father sparrow are over and back within a minute from each other to feed the four young sparrows. The young ones never seem to get full!

It's a full time job for both parents but as you'll see from the photos, the clutch of young sparrows appear to be doing really well.

photographs taken by Zoe Fitzgerald

Renvyle House’s Breakfast Menu

Date Posted:
09/06/2011
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We are launching our new breakfast menu later this month with some lovely new additions which have been prepared by Tim O'Sullivan and his Team in the kitchen.

You can preview the Renvyle House Breakfast Menu

photographs taken by Aoife Herriott

Photoshoot for new Website

Date Posted:
20/05/2011
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Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara Bread

Bread being prepared for the day

Yes, we will be renovating our website very soon. We hope it will be even easier for you the user to us, even moreso than the current one. Yesterday's excercise was to update our photographs with the updated bedrooms and of course Tim and his team's delicious food from breakfast through to dinner.

A busy morning and have to admit, I buckled at the warm chocolate pudding and once the photo was professionally taken I had a taste which led to a pretty clean plate!

Please find a gallery below. Keep in mind that these images are taken from my mobile phone so really don't do the food justice, but Aoife will have the real ones for us soon.

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