Connemara, County Galway

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Ballynahinch Castle

As one of the premier luxury Castle Hotels in Ireland, Ballynahinch Castle is located at the heart of the Ballynahinch Estate at Connemara, Galway.

Comprising of 450 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens, lakes and rivers, this sporting country estate offers a secluded retreat of peace for any visitor.

Ballynahinch Castle and Connemara both offer a wealth of activities and pursuits.

Formerly owned by Humanitarian Dick, a nineteenth century member of the British Parliament, this castle specialises in fly fishing with its beautiful Ballynahinch river running by.

Pony trekking, hill walking, cycling, golfing and shooting are all close at hand. Please contact reception who can organise pony trekking on the beach or contact the walking centre for guided walks through the Twelve Bens.

Connemara Coast Hotel Connemara Coast Hotel

The hotel is located just 9.5km from Galway City.

With extensive grounds that sweep right down to the shores of Galway Bay and panoramic views across the Bay, the Burren and in the distance, the Aran Islands, this is the ideal place for that special break.

All rooms are luxuriously furnished, colour teletext TV, direct dial phone, tea/coffee making facilities with some having individual sound systems, video recorders, fax machines and turf burning fires.

Some rooms have been especially equipped for disabled guests. Babies cots are available on request.

Both restaurants, The Gallery and Dalys overlook Galway Bay and feature International cuisine coupled with the best of local seafood and fresh produce, with an emphasis on high standards in an informal setting.

A baby grand piano in The Gallery provides a soothing background to the dining experience.

There are also two great bars to choose from, Players Cocktail Bar or the Award Winning Traditional Pub "Sin Sceal Eile".

Connemara Gateway Hotel, Galway Connemara Gateway Hotel

All of our guest bedrooms are tastefully decorated with views overlooking the gardens.

Our Oak Panelled Restaurant offers an attractive five course table d�hotel menu which changes daily.

All meals are cooked to order and all our produce is sourced locally ensuring the freshest and finest quality at all times.

O�Nuallain�s Bar offers a variety of musical entertainment from traditional Irish to Country Ballads.

Our bar menu is available between the hours of 12noon and 7pm daily.

The menu is updated every couple of months with new appetizing dishes cooked to order.

Corrib Haven Guesthouse, GalwayCorrib Haven Guesthouse

Location: Corrib Haven's motto is quality hospitality for discerning people. AA Selected 4 diamond.

It is purpose built, located in Galway City on the N59 leading to Connemara. Convenient to city centre, good restaurants, nightly entertainment. 20 minutes drive from Galway Airport.

Situated close to NUI Galway and hospital.

Renvyle House Hotel, GalwayRenvyle House Hotel

A romantic old country house, set in the wild splendour of Connemara, amid the magical beauty of sea, lake and mountains.

Some of our bedrooms do still have turf fires, they are spacious and luxurious. The restful colour schemes reflect the beautiful surroundings and cater to your every need.

The hotel enjoys an award winning restaurant which features a wide range of Irish and Continental cuisine.

Irish beef, Connemara lamb and game dishes feature alongside seafood dishes using fresh fish caught daily off our shores.

The bar at Renvyle House is renowned for old style sing-songs and spontaneous entertainment.

During the day it has an award winning afternoon tea menu which includes fresh crabmeat sandwiches, chowder and hot scones with jam and cream.

Zetland Country House Hotel, GalwayZetland Country House Hotel
Cashel Bay

Zetland Country House is situated overlooking Cashel Bay in the heart of Connemara surrounded by acres of garden.

From Galway take the N59 in the direction of Clifden via Oughterard, Maam Cross and Recess (Srath Salach on some maps). 1.5 miles after Recess take a left turn where the hotel is signposted.

Three miles further on there is a right turn where you will see another signpost. Zetland Country House is situated on the right hand side 0.8 of a mile from there.

Nearest Airports: Galway - 1 hour. Shannon - 2.5 hours

Each of the 19 ensuite bedrooms is individually designed to the highest standards.

The rooms feature a collection of specially commissioned contemporary Irish art.

The rooms are serviced by elevator and equipped with direct dial telephone, cable television, safe and optional fax facilities.

Gourmet and Traditional Irish Breakfast is served in the dining room

The Hotel is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks

Built in the early 1800's Zetland Country House is situated overlooking Cashel Bay in the heart of Connemara surrounded by acres of garden.

The House originally built as a sporting lodge derives its name from the Earl of Zetland, a regular guest and Lord Viceroy to Ireland in the last century.