Upcoming this Autumn - Painting tuition with Ramie Leahy
A week of walking and relaxing in October .........................
Christmas and New Year breaks now available
Coastal Getaway of the year 2019 - Irish Hotel Awards
Modern Hotel of the year 2019 - Tourism and Hospitality magazine
The Maol Reidh Hotel, Tullycross is under new guidance from March 2018. We are found in beautiful Connemara, on the Renvyle peninisula, beneath the gaze of the mountains of Connemara and Mayo, within a few minutes walk of the sandy beaches of the wild Atlantic ocean. A short stay can involve a long itenary, or, conversely, a time to merely relax, unwind and chill out. Our emphasis is simple - enter our world and prepare to be minded.
Our rooms are decorated in neutral colours in line with the tranquil nature of the surrounding area.
All rooms are found on the first floor having a sea view or overlooking the enclosed courtyard garden below.
Each has large a comfortable bed with crisp white linen and a pristine private bathroom. Each room is individually decorated with carefully chosen furnishings, and they are completed withflat screen television, dvd player and tea or coffee making compartment . Complimentary WIFI is included
Our twin bedrooms have two comfortable beds, crisp white linen and a pristine private bathroom. They are each individually decorated with carefully chosen furniture, and are completed with features including flat screen television, dvd player and tea and coffee making facilities.
The Maol Reidh is just a few minutes walk from the beach and is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, on Connemara's rugged coast. Just 10 minutes’ drive will get you to any number of beaches, to Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park and Killary Harbour. This charming seaside hotel enjoys views of the Connemara & Mayo Mountains, local boglands, and the ocean while been located in a country village setting.We offer modern, stylish rooms, free WiFi in all areas, a cosy lounge and an excellent restaurant and bar.
Our Iasc restaurant is proud to serve local fare, ranging from Leenane mountain lamb, west coast beef and local seafoods. We are delighted to work with local growers such as John Ward of Dooncastle Oysters, Bernard King who rears organic Leenane mountain lamb, Martys Mussels which are harvested along Killary harbour and Gabriels Aran Island goats cheese to name but a few. We pride ourselves on our morning feast -breakfast, it is important to get your day off to a good start.
Each spacious bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, a TV, dvd player, an iron, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.We have a library of books and films to pass away the restful hours.
Our bar is one in which to meet and greet over a beer, wine or any of our range of drinks. Or merely sit back, sip away and watch the world go by. Join in our regular musical and singalong evenings
So what can you do outside of our house - well tour the surrounding Connemara countryside, scuba dive, fishing in the fresh loughs or in the salty seas, boat trips, visits to nearby islands, hiking in the hills, trekking through the national park, romancing on the white sandy beaches, day trip to Kylemore, visit our capital (Clifden ), golf in Connemara links or Westport parkland. Swim, run, hire a cycle, chat and reminisce of days of old, visit our pubs in the village, view the Harry Clarke stained glass windows in the Church, well worth a look. Lots and lots to do.
Last minute special offer
Beautiful Connemara in Spring.......
Any two nights bed and breakfast - € 129.00 for two sharing
Any three nights bed and breakfast - € 179.00 for two sharing
Available from Sunday 07th to Thursday 11th April ...............
Christmas in Tullycross on the Renvyle peninisula 2019
CHRISTMAS AT THE MAOL REIDH TULLYCROSS
Arrive Christmas Eve – If in time join us for a swift beach walk to get some air in the lungs for the day ahead…… Back to the open fire and Irish Coffees and snacks Cocktails at 6.30 Dinner at 7.00pm with Carol Singing Mass in the village Church at 9.30pm Rest, relax and await the arrival of the bearded one
Christmas Morning Champagne Breakfast A day of doing absolutely nothing Mid morning visit from Santa and his helpers A Christmas swim or walk 5 course Christmas Lunch at 4.30pm
An evening of music, a nap or just a read Christmas evening board games or a Christmas movie Roast turkey sandwiches and cake supper
St. Stephens morning breakfast followed by a long walk
Back for coffee and snacks at 2.00pm and The Wren Boys
Racing on the Telly or just more rest and relaxation Dinner from 6.00 – 8.00pm Music in the bar from 8.30pm-11.00pm
3 night Package - € 490.00 per person sharing, based on two people sharing………. Extra nights pre or after €49.00 bed and breakfast
New Years In Renvyle, Connemara
Arrive 30th December –
Welcoming pre-dinner drinks reception
Dinner with a music session in the bar
Awaken New Years Eve and lets enjoy an apres breakfast country road stroll
New Years Eve Gala Dinner 4 Course Connemara inspired menu followed by music and dancing in bar
New Years Day leisurely Champagne Breakfast Afternoon Treasure hunt around the Connemara Loop Back for a rest before dinner
02nd Jan – Breakfast and depart or perhaps another night or two to unwind
3 nights bed and breakfast, 2 dinner (New years eve and new years day night) € 395.00 per person sharing, based on 2 sharing
A week of painting tuition ( and fun ) with Ramie Leahy
Sun 29 September – Fri 04 Oct 5 nights B&B 4 Dinners 4 mid day light lunch 4 days tuition € 399.00 p.p.s
Ramie Leahy is an Irish artist and a co-founder of Ireland's first international arts festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival. One of the group of Kilkenny Colourists, a group he founded with his peers Francis Tansey and Tony O'Malley, he has variously been described as an impressionist and a surrealist, whose works range from landscapes to political satire and natural history studies.
He was raised by his mother, a local school teacher and intellectual; she entertained a series of poets, writers and intellectuals of the period at their home in Deerpark, Kilkenny. She was also responsible for taking him to visit the galleries of Dublin, London, and Paris as a young child, where he has said he first saw Turner and the French Impressionists, and his artistic leanings began.
He attended primary school at Loreto and then St. Kieran's College. Here Leahy combined a rebellious streak with an after-school occupation of promoting concerts of 1960s pop acts like Thin Lizzy, Them, and Granny’s Intentions caused some friction with the clergy.
After finishing school in Kilkenny he began a tour of art colleges including Limerick School of Art where he studied painting, drawing and sculpture, the National College of Art, Dún Laoghaire College of Art and Trinity College Dublin.
He was awarded a scholarship to study on a UNESCO course of museum science and visual communication in Florence, Italy.Subsequently, he studied architecture in Dublin Institute of Technology Dublin. In 1974 Leahy co-founded Ireland’s first, and still most highly regarded international arts festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival.
During this period he was also involved with the Independent Artists Group a group of leading Irish artists including Cliona Cussen, Brid Ni Rinn, George and Justin Laffin, and worked as forward planner for Wexford Opera Festival..
Leahy has specialized in the use of high intensity colour in all his artistic forms from landscapes to political satire and natural history studies. He has variously been described as impressionist to surrealist in his extreme use of his mediums, primarily oil paints and watercolours. Through the 1980s he worked on a series of paintings exploring ancient cultures from Brittany through England to Ireland and Jersey.
Walking in Connemara
A week of walking
Sun 06 October – Fri 11 Oct 5 nights B&B, 4 dinners, 4 days walking
Arrive on Sunday evening at your leisure. Four different walks in the gentle to medium effort mode on the Renvyle peninisula. Walks take place after breakfast with a return to the hotel in mid to late afternoon. A quick freshen up, a leisurely drink and an evening chat and craic followed by dinner.
Walks will include the famine walk along the renowned Killary Harbour, The Diamond hill walk in Connemara National park, a stroll around the peninisula and a trip to Omey Island.
Music on two evenings
€299.00 per person sharing …………………….
Oceans Alive Sea Safari water tours
Hourly trips on a glass bottom boat around Ballinakill bay. Departing from The Avoca handcrafts gift shop each day. Also fishing trips each evening. Call 095 43473
Kylemore Abbey Victorian Walled Garden
A beautiful way to spend at least half a day - Kylemore Abbey has a beautiful and romantic history. Visit the Gothic Church & the fantastic walled gardens.
Whats to do
Attractions, distractions and more ......... Ohhhhh how to spend your time in Connemara. Hill walking through the Twelve Bens, trekking in the national park, beach strolls hand in hand along the waters edge on the numerous sandy beaches, Kylemore Abbey and gardens, a day trip to Inishbofin Island, cycle the rural byways, evening sessions in the local pubs, seafood and organic mountain lamb for dinner, creamy guinness for an alternate dinner, quiet chats or boisterous debate at the bar counters, rest, relaxation and romance, swimming in the wild atlantic, fishing on the many loughs, boat trips around the bay .......... how much time do you have ???????????????
Glaissilaun Beach and Scuba Dive West
One of the west coasts most beautiful beaches. Quiet, peaceful, romantic, serene and beautiful. Free away the stress with a walk in any seasons on this white sandy beach. And only a couple of hundred meters away is SCUBA DIVE WEST, renowned diving school.