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 …………………….