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

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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

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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.

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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 …………………….

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