Renvyle House is a four-star, family-owned country house resort with a very rich history, which first opened as a hotel in 1883.
The grounds, located on a 150-acre estate on the shores of the Atlantic, include a private freshwater lake, a beach, woodlands, gardens, and numerous activities on site including tennis, croquet, outdoor heated swimming pool (summer months), fly-fishing, canoeing, shore angling and more.
The Hotel and the Rusheenduff Restaurant at Renvyle House have won many awards over the years including Best Customer Service, Best Chef and for Irish hospitality. The team at Renvyle extend a warm welcome to each and every guest.
For a unique location, delicious food, comfortable bedrooms and a truly uplifting break, here, the only stress is on relaxation.
Renvyle House was rebuilt in the Arts & Crafts style of the 1920’s after the Irish Civil War. It is considered a building of architectural importance and, it has been the ethos of Renvyle’s owners over the last few decades, to source bedroom furnishings designed and made in Ireland in keeping with the movement.
The bedrooms vary in size and style but all in keeping with the features of the historic house. The characteristics are simple, clean lines and the use of solid Irish oak and furniture are apparent throughout. The fabrics and furnishings are, as much as possible, made and woven by skilled local craftsmen.
Roisin Dubh Restaurant
The hotel restaurant, lead by Tim O’Sullivan – Head Chef for over 20 years and a Commissioner of Eurotoques Ireland – features a wide range of Irish and Continental cuisine. Tim is an award-winning chef and has previously won the Best Chef in Connacht at the National Food & Wine Awards.
Irish beef, Connemara lamb and game dishes feature alongside seafood dishes using fresh fish caught daily off the Irish shores.
The wine list is extensive and offers a selection from the best European vineyards complemented by a wide selection of “New World” wines.
The ambiance is relaxed with open fires, friendly efficient service and all complemented by Count John McCormack’s concert Steinway.
On the Map: Connemara encompasses a large area northwest of Galway City in the west of Ireland. It is most easily accessed via the N59 road that loops around the region and connects the cities of Galway (to the southeast) & Westport (to the northeast).
Northwest of Galway lies the rocky, barren, but breathtakingly stunning region of Connemara. This area is one of the few remaining in Ireland where the native tongue (Gaeilge) is still fluently spoken as a first language. Stop off in the fishing village of Roundstone, where currachs, old style featherweight rowing boats are still in everyday use. The village also boasts an impressive crafts complex, selling everything from teapots and sweaters to traditional Irish music instruments. Clifden, Connemara’s capital is well worth a visit and the scenic Sky Road drive just outside town should not be missed. From here travel north to see the exquisite neo-gothic Kylemore Abbey, nestled in a lush forest on the edge of Kylemore Lake. However long you spend in Connemara you will be constantly enchanted by the ever changing scenery of mountains and valleys, lakes and beaches and bays. This is Ireland’s big sky country.