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Connemara - for Cyclists and Tourists

With the Mayo Greenway a huge success and the Connemara Greenway in the planning process, which is wonderful as it will be a great benefit to both visitor and local alike.  We might think we're pretty innovative in creating these cycling routes.....well, we've been pipped to the post by R. J. Mecredy & Company Limited (c. 1930) at the Irish Cyclist Office in Dame Court, Dublin!

An old friend of the proprietor of Renvyle House came across 'Mecredy's Road Map - Connemara, for Cyclists and Tourists' taking in "Dangerous Hills, Nature of Road Surfaces, Scenery, etc."  I cannot find a date on the map but assume it's from the 1930's as it mentions the Clifden Railway, which was closed in 1935.  The cycling routes in this map take in Connemara, Galway, Achill and the West.  It is a beautiful map and lists various hotels along the way, one of them being Renvyle House with Mrs. Blake as the proprietor.

Other hotels in Connemara mentioned on the reverse side of the map include The Railway Hotel in Clifden, Mongan's hotel in Carna, John Wallace's hotel in Maam, the Zetland Arms Hotel, King's Hotel in Leenane, Lyden's Hotel in Clifden, the Leenane Hotel in Killery Bay, the Letterfrack Hotel with proprietress Mrs. O'Grady and many more gems.

I particularly loved the helpful advice to cyclists in the west of Ireland 'Hints and Explanations' and they are worth sharing:

"Our Standard of good and bad roads is based on the average of the United Kingdom.  Cyclists, therefore, who are used to snad-papered surfaces which obtain on roads such as the Great North Road, between Biggleswade and Peterborough, in England, must not be disappointed if the roads marked Blue do not come up to their expectations.

Head winds and mud make a great difference in one's impressions.  Roads vary very much at different seasons of the year and under different circumstances.  For example, a long drought will sometimes make an otherwise excellent road like a bed of a torrent, and wholesale metalling will make the surface seem atrociously bad.

In Connemara, high winds are very frequent and usually blow from the West.  Consequently it is better to enter the country from the North-West, as at Westport, and leave it at Galway."

The Gardens Coming to Life

Date Posted:
12/05/2014
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The Orchard at Renvyle House Hotel & ResortThe 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.

 

The Lodges at Renvyle House

Date Posted:
22/04/2014
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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.

For more information please visit the website >> http://www.renvylehouselodges.com

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".

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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