This has been organised through Conamara Sea Week and is a free event during the festival
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 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.
Two beautiful detached lodges for holiday rental beside the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and on the grounds of Renvyle House Hotel & Resort. The lodges enjoy a tranquil setting close to the hotel and all its services, with views on to the sea and are situated on the Wild Atlantic Way.They are are now available as holiday rentals.
The holiday lodges at Renvyle House are located within an easy stroll of the main hotel building yet in a quiet and secluded setting. The lodges are detached and provide quality, spacious and bright accommodation. They comprise of four bedrooms (2 double rooms, 1 twin room and 1 single room), two bathrooms, a sitting room and kitchen. Each house benefits from under floor central heating, double glazed windows and an open fireplace in the sitting room.
Holiday residents of the lodges are entitled to use the recreational facilities of the hotel free of charge, which include developed gardens, wild walks, sandy beaches, a large well stocked fresh water lake, a par 3 golf course, tennis courts, outdoor heated pool. It also has an award winning restaurant and a bar.
RENVYLE HOUSE LAUNCHES WILD ATLANTIC WAY, 'LAND AND SEA' SIGNATURE DISH
In early December 2013, Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, launched the Renvyle House 'Land and Sea' Wild Atlantic Way signature dish at the award winning restaurant at the hotel in Connemara on Saturday. Head Chef at Renvyle House Hotel & Resort has created a signature dish representing the Wild Atlantic Way. 'Land and Sea' is a delicious creation made from core ingredients sourced from the Wild Atlantic Way which include Connemara Island Lamb, Lobster from the Atlantic and Newport Black Pudding. This dish is accompanied by root vegetables and a cucumber and melon salsa. The lobster is dressed with a tomato and spinach fondue and the Connemara lamb with a mustard and herb crust.
Renvyle House Hotel & Resort is located on the shores of the Atlantic and celebrates over 130 years of hospitality. Mr. O'Sullivan's recipe includes Connemara island lamb, lobster from the Atlantic and Kelly's Newport black pudding. "The Wild Atlantic Way is a very positive project for Ireland and is a world class attraction" said Mr. Ronnie Counihan, Chief Executive of Renvyle House, "we are delighted Minister Ring is here to launch our signature dish which we hope will be the first of many along this 2,500km route".
The Pink Footed Goose Receives a Warm Welcome at Renvyle House's Rusheenduff Lake
We have a very special visitor staying with us at the moment. It has received a great welcome from our gaggle and it loving the Irish hospitality afforded at Renvyle House!
The Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) is a scarce visitor to Ireland associating with other wintering geese such as Greylag and White-fronts. It breeds in eastern Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard. It is migratory, wintering in northwest Europe, especially Great Britain, the Netherlands, and western Denmark. The name is often abbreviated in colloquial usage to Pinkfoot (plural Pinkfeet).
It is a medium-sized goose, 60–75 cm (24–30 in) long, the wingspan 135–170 (53–67 in) cm, and weighing 1.8–3.4 kg (4–7.5 lbs). It has a short bill, bright pink in the middle with a black base and tip, and pink feet. The body is mid grey-brown, the head and neck a richer, darker brown, the rump and vent white, and the tail grey with a broad white tip. The upper wing-coverts are of a somewhat similar pale bluish-grey as in the Greylag Goose, and the flight feathers blackish-grey. The species is most closely related to the Bean Goose Anser fabalis (having even been treated as asubspecies of it at times in the past), sharing a similar black-and-coloured pattern bill, but differing in having pink on the bill and legs where the Bean Goose is orange, and in the paler, greyer plumage tones. It is similar in size to the small rossicus subspecies of Bean Goose, but distinctly smaller than the nominate subspecies fabalis. It produces a medley of high-pitched honking calls, being particularly vocal in flight, with large skeins being almost deafening.
There are two largely discrete populations of Pink-footed Goose. The Greenland and Iceland population winter in Great Britain, while the Svalbard population winters in the Netherlands and Denmark, with small numbers also in Norway (where it is common on migration), northern Germany, and Belgium.
This route will be well signposted with a number of 'Discovery' and 'Viewing' points which will be carefully incorporated along the way, enticing the traveller to explore more. Fáilte Ireland have said that work is already well underway with the project being launched in March 2014.
One of these Discovery and Viewing points will be on the Renvyle Penisula and the Connemara Loop will feature as an additional itinerary off the main route.
With adventure tourism on the increase and time-poor travellers looking for new experiences, we feel the Wild Atlantic Way will have something to suit everyone and there is a lot to offer on the Renvyle Peninsula and coastal villages close by.
Aren't we so lucky to have such a long spell of brilliant weather? All the facilities on the grounds of Renvyle House Hotel & Resort are getting tremendous use. I don't think I've ever seen the outdoor swimming pool so well used. Not to mention the number of guests availing of a cooling swim on our beach at the back door. Golfers are out at about. The tennis courts are being well used. Lovely weather for boating or canoeing on the private lake at the front door - not great for fishing but a great excuse to be out in a boat on a sunny day trying your hand at fly-fishing!
A Wonderful Evening for the 130 Year Celebrationary Gourmet Weekend
We had a feast fit for many kings produced by Executive Chef Mr. Tim O'Sullivan and his talented team for the weekend celebrations.
Amazing food together with delicious accompanying wines which were very kindly sponsored by J&C Kenny Wine Distributors for all the dining guests to enjoy. These were carefully matched by Roz Crowley, food writer and journalist who also undertook the role of Master of Ceremonies for the night, giving a succinct insight into the reasons why each wine was chosen for each course.
After enjoying a prosecco reception all guests who travelled near and far to be with us, were seated in the dining room where the banquet commenced.
From beginning to end, the meal was waonderful with so many gentle flavours masterfully put together to put together a beautiful seven course meal.
RENVYLE HOUSE HOTEL & RESORT TAKES HOME A GOLD AT THE IASI AWARDS
Renvyle House Hotel & Resort won the Gold Award at the Irish Accommodation Services Institute Awards (IASI) which were held in Co. Clare earlier this year. This award is in acknowledgement of the excellent standards achieved in accommodation; quality, hygiene and cleanliness of of the hotel in the three star category.
Ronnie Counihan, the Chief Executive of Renvyle House said he is "very proud of Roisin Coyne and her team and delighted their hard work as been recognised on a national platform". Roisin Coyne joined Renvyle House Hotel early in 2012 as Accommodation Manager. Roisin previously held a position in reservations for a time with Renvyle House.
The Irish Accommodation Services Institute, which was founded in 1985, was formed as a forum to promote standards and share experiences within the Hospitality Industry. It is active in promoting best practice standards for accommodation providers as well as a forum for professionals to network within.
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