Land and Sea

Date Posted:
14/02/2014
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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".

Pink Footed Goose

Date Posted:
27/11/2013
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Pink Footed Goose is Welcomed at Renvyle's Rusheenduff LakeThe 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.[2]

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.

Wild Atlantic Way

Date Posted:
18/09/2013
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The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance route, with the spine of the route stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in Cork.  A variety of looped itineraries off the spine are also planned to further develop the experience for visitors.

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.

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Glorious Summer Weather

Date Posted:
17/07/2013
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Map of the Grounds and Activities at Renvyle House Hotel & ResortAren'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!

 

The International Gourmet Weekend

Date Posted:
25/03/2013
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 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.

Taking Home the Gold at the IASI Awards

Date Posted:
18/02/2013
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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.

CULINARY HAVEN OF THE YEAR

Date Posted:
03/12/2012
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Good Food Ireland 'Culinary Haven of the Year' - Renvyle House Hotel & ResortAn Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny presenting Mr. Ronnie Counihan (General Manager Renvyle House Hotel & Resort) and Mr. Tim O'Sullivan (Executive Chef Renvyle House Hotel & Resort) with the award of 'Culinary Haven of the Year' along with  Mrs. Margaret Jeffares (Managing Director Good Food Ireland) and Mr. Pat Connors (Managing Director Marine Harvest) at the Good Food Ireland Awards in Dublin on Tuesday 20th November.

            Renvyle House Hotel & Resort in Connemara was recently awarded the accolade of  'Culinary Haven of the Year' by Good Food Ireland.  The award ceremony was attended by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny who presented the award to Mr. Ronnie Counihan and Mr. Tim O'Sullivan of Renvyle House.  The Taoiseach said the food sector was critical to the economy and the key role that locally produced and artisan foods would play in the economic recovery.

            Renvyle House is an historic country house hotel and resort and is situated on nearly 200 acres on the shores of the Atlantic in Connemara.  The grounds comprise of a 9 hole golf course, a private lake for fishing, a beach and many other amenities on the hotel ground.  It was first opened as a hotel in 1883 and will be celebrating 130 years in operation next year.  It is an independent hotel and will also be celebrating six decades of ownership within the Coyle family next year.  It has a long established name for really good Irish hospitality and great food.

 

Homing Pigeon Finds Second Home

Date Posted:
07/09/2012
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This is a rather sweet story of a homing pigeon who holidays at Renvyle House!

Around about this time last year, Ronnie Counihan (our GM) had a fairly unique little visitor.  This little visitor was a Homing Pigeon.   He chose to stay in the nook beside the generator outside Ronnie's office, and he stayed for a week.  (Not one of  the most glamorous parts of the hotel to choose to stay but he's a clever little fellow as it's quite cosy and located outside Ronnie's office so there was no chance of him being left without food.)  After a couple of days, Ronnie contacted the carrier pigeon association with the number on the tag.  This little fellow had travelled from Northern Ireland (our advertising campaign obviously worked very well for us!).  His owners said that he would make his own way back.

Sure enough, about 5 days later, after a relaxing break with good food and fresh Atlantic air, this little fellow made his journey north.

To my amazement earlier his week,  I noticed this little fellow had returned and taken up his 'regular' nook, he looked very relaxed and comfortable and enjoying the fine leftovers from Tim's kitchen.   I suppose he'll stay for his weeks holiday and head back up north all refreshed again.  I'm personally not a huge fan of pigeons but this little fellow is very cute, very well cared for both at home and here at Renvyle and it's such an endearing story.

We'll see what happens next year.  I don't know if he has a name, he has is a yellow tag with a number.  I suppose we should give him a pet name for his holidays.....any suggestions?

Old World meets Old World Charm

Date Posted:
17/05/2012
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A beautiful collection of Vintage Cars were at Renvyle House during the week.  Their lovely drivers and passengers, staying at Renvyle House, were on a 14 day driving tour of Ireland from the UK.

Beautifully maintained cars were also able to avail of the on site 'garage' to tweak any engine requirements.

We hope to have a list of the cars with more of their details to have on this.  Their years, where they are from and hopefully get some more information for you all.  We're keen to know more too.

Our Youngest Guest at Renvyle House

Date Posted:
02/05/2012
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We are delighted with our latest arrival at Renvyle House.  Between the 7 gaggle of geese at Renvyle we have one, bright yellow gosling!  We're hoping there may be other siblings or cousins to follow.

The ducks are also hiding away so we hope to have some photos of their little families soon.

Spring is certainly in the air, the carpet of blue in the woods at Renvyle House , kindly provided by pretty bluebells.  A perfect backdrop for any wedding couple or family photo at the moment.

 

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