A regular guest at Renvyle House gave us a tip-off on this old brochure of Renvyle House on sale on e-bay. The seller was from the UK. We're assuming the brochure is from the 1930's as it refers to the Galway to Clifden Railway which was in operation for forty years from 1895 to 1935. It also mentions that if you left Euston Station (London) at 8.45pm you would arrive in Renvyle House the next day at 2pm.
The main rooms in the house have not changed much since then, we are still keeping to the Arts & Crafts design of the late 1800's and early 1900's. To back up our assumption that this brochure is from the 1930's, on the Tariff sheet there are separate charges for Visitor's Servants' quarters. Mrs. Gogarty appeared to charge for everything!
It's also written very well with paragraphs starting: "Visitors desirous of being met at Clifden Station by the Hotel Servants should kindly advise the Manager in advance. A comfortable car for this purpose is provided by the Hotel, at a nominal charge."
Leisure facilities in the 1930′s included "Sea and Surf Bathing, Sands for Children, Ponies, Sea and Lake Fishing, Shooting, Beautiful Scenery, Tennis Courts" We hope you enjoy reading through it. We will have a pdf format of it available for anyone who would like a closer look, please email us for it.