A Low, Long, Sea Grey House
On the verge of Ireland's west coast, stands a low, long, grey house. Over several centuries it has been built, pulled down, rebuilt, burned to ashes in the civil war and rebuilt once again.
Its often-turbulent history has mirrored the change of circumstances and troubled history of Ireland, but it has been resilient and survived. Renvyle House was once home of the Chieftain and one of the oldest and most powerful Gaelic clans in Connacht; that of Donal O’Flaherty, who had a house on the site since the 12th Century where the hotel stands today.