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!