Renvyle House Hotel
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BEST DAY YET!!!! And so incredibly FULL!!. We knew we wanted lots of walking after a
fairly long sitting in the car day yesterday so off we headed to Connemara
National Park with not high expectations, just knew the scenery looked awesome
so we knew we'd have a great walk. The signs indicated 3 routes, easy, medium and hard. We just plodded along – easy was pleasant,over wooden paths through the bogs and led nicely into the next so on we went, ...
... by Mark Foyle. His grandma saw the potential of the place (a former 6 bedroom home now 20) and all the lovely land around and purchased it in 1968. Of 3 grandson's he has this one while his 2 brothers manage the Foyle hotel in Clifdon. Great fun to learn all these things about interesting people.
To begin the day though, breakfast at Ardara with Paul - what the heck?? we've had ...
... picturesque! We loved it!
We stayed at a B&B here also called Buttermilk Lodge in Clifden.
The day we arrived, the arts festival was starting and so they had a lot of activities happening including live music playing at pubs all around. Upon hearing this were delighted as we'd decided to try and find an Irish pub with some traditional Irish Music! There were a lot to chose from within a block. We had meal at one of the pubs and listened to two guys playing on ...
... the night with great music and even a dance!
On our last morning we enjoyed the spa facilities at Hotel Westport, had another amazing meal, and made one last visit to Croagh Patrick Visitor Centre and pilgrimage site before headed home. Croagh Patrick, even covered in mist, was a site to see overlooking the beautiful Clew Bay. There were many people, young and old, from near and far, beginning their walk up the beautiful mountain. It was a nice ending to a ...
... bus driver stopped and let us all fed apples to one of the these Ponies. The Connemara Pony is know to be hardy and strong from living in the rugged conditions of Connemara.
Overall, the bus tour was a lot of fun. This was partly due to the beautiful weather and the people I was with. Through the university, we got a deal with a local tour bus company and now we can go on other bus tours for free! This weekend we plan to take the Cliffs of Mohr bus tour.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility