The Gathering 2013

Families on the Renvyle Peninsula for the 1901 censusWe've heard some talk of a great reunion of Irish people from all around the world taking place in Ireland in 2013. 

This year long celebration is called 'The Gathering 2013'.  With 70 million Irish descendents worldwide this should make a great party!

The National Archives provide a great online service for you to check your lineage from the 1901 census and the 1911 census, this is free for your use - all you need is some time.  There are also geneology services which will be able to delve deeper into your family tree should you wish to find out more.

On the National Archives website there are features written on aspects of life in Galway and Connemara in the early 20th Century.  If you scroll down that link you will see information convering the Galway to Clifden Railway line which was built in 1895.  It also features information on the Marconi wireless and telegraph company which established the first commercial transatlantic telegraph service, connecting Clifden to Glace Bay in Nova Scotia in 1907.

Some of the families from the 1901 census on the Renvyle Peninsula include Blake, Connely, Coyne, De Morgan, Flaherty, Hare, Loughlin, Rane, Ribbon, Salmon, Kilcoyne, Heanue, Conneely, Faherty, Malley, Connolly, King, Cannon and Connis.

'House 1' in Rusheenduff was Renvyle House Hotel and there are details of all who were in the house the night the 1901 census was taken, their ages and their titles.

1901 Census Results for Renvyle House Hotel

The 1901 Census Page for Renvyle House Hotel  Click >> HERE

 

There is also a very interesting book on line for the Renvyle Blakes (1600 to 1700) - for any Blakes doing research.  Click >> HERE

We will be doing more research in the coming weeks but if you have time, enjoy looking into your family background in the meantime.

 

 

Nesting Sparrows at Renvyle’s Family Suites

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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

VAT Reduction Passed On

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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

Photoshoot for new Website

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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.