Featured Hotels in Ireland - County Donegal and County Galway
HOTELS IN CO. DONEGAL
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Donegal is one of the traditional counties of Ireland. It is located
within the Province of Ulster and is part of the Republic of Ireland. It
was named after the town of Donegal.
Throughout its history, it has sometimes
been referred to as County Tirconaill or County Tyrconnell. The former
was used as its official name during 1922–1927. This is in reference to
both the old original Tír Chonaill kingdom and the Tyrconnell earldom
that succeeded it.
Uniquely, County Donegal shares a
border with only one other county in the Republic of Ireland, County Leitrim.
The majority of its land border is shared with Northern Ireland (the counties
of Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanagh). This apparent economic isolation
has led to Donegal people maintaining a distinct cultural identity and
has been used to market the county with the slogan Up here it's different.
Much of the county is seen as being a bastion of Gaelic culture and the
Irish language holding the second-largest Gaeltacht area in the country
with a population of 24,504. Despite Lifford being the County Town, the
largest town is Letterkenny.
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Park Hotel, Donegal
Mill Park Hotel is a modern, rustic-style set in beautiful natural surroundings,
located half a mile from Donegal Town in the northwest of Ireland, one
mile from the historic Donegal Castle. Guests can wine and dine in
the Granary restaurant which specialises in seafood dishes and offers extensive
table d'hote and a la carte menus in an elegant open plan setting. The
Café Bar overlooks the private gardens and provides eating options
in the form of a grill menu and Mediterranean dishes. The Mill Park Leisure
Club allows guests to swim in the indoor heated swimming pool or take part
in aqua-fit classes, work out on the fitness equipment, and relax in the
jetted tub or in the steam room. A turbo sunbed is also available to ensure
a healthy-looking tan. The wellness centre offers a range of treatments
including Swedish massage, holistic massages and facials.
Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
Escape to the mystical realm
of Solis Lough Eske Castle. As the first and only five-star Donegal Ireland
hotel and spa, this stirring destination blends a rich sense of history
with superbly appointed accommodation and impeccable hospitality. Dating
back to the 1400’s, this meticulously restored Donegal Ireland hotel is
nestled in an enchanting forest of massive, ancient trees, where the Celtic
language still rolls off the locals’ tongues and the landscape maintains
its pristine unspoiled beauty. Discover the unique aura of this five-star
Ireland hotel – a truly extraordinary setting for vacations, corporate
retreats, and social gatherings. Tucked within the captivating woodlands
of Northwest Ireland, Solis Lough Eske Castle offers luxurious accommodation,
stunningly set in a meticulously restored 17th Century castle. Featuring
just 96 guest suites and a luxuriant spa, this secluded hideaway beckons
you to leave civilization behind in exquisite style.
Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal
The Radisson SAS Hotel Letterkenny
is a modern hotel in the center of Letterkenny, a former fishing village
on the banks of Lough Swilly. The hotel features a fitness center
with spa, indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and a 17 meter indoor swimming
pool. With the stylish Tribeca restaurant serving a seasonal menu based
on fresh local ingredients, the Oakk Bar and Grill offering carvery lunches
and snacks to accompany a drink, and 24 hour room services, guests need
never go hungry. There is free parking on site. Within the area a range
of outdoor pursuits including golf, sailing and fishing, may tempt guests
out. City of Derry airport is 35 kilometers away and can be reached by
taxi or bus via Derry.
Encore Letterkenny, Donegal
Set on the banks of the
River Swilly, the Ramada Encore Letterkenny is a modern three-storey hotel
located in Donegal's commercial centre, 18 kilometres from Glenveagh National
Park. City of Derry Airport is 46 kilometres away, and takes approximately
45 minutes to reach by car. Guests can enjoy a drink and snack in the hotel
café, surf the web with wireless Internet access, and ask staff
at the 24-hour front desk for help booking tours and tickets. The Ramada
Encore Letterkenny houses The Depot, an informal, modern café, serving
a range of snacks, drinks and light refreshments. The County Donegal Museum,
located one kilometre from the hotel, is dedicated to the heritage and
history of the area and houses both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Hotel and Marine Spa, Rossnowlagh near Donegal
Over 50 years experience
has fashioned the style with which you are greeted by the friendly, courteous
and efficient staff at the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa at Rossnowlagh
Beach, Donegal Bay. The spontaneous warmth of their welcome radiates from
the open log fire which glows from the period fireplace in the cosy entrance
lounge. The homely, stress-free atmosphere of luxury and relaxation is
adorned by displays of fresh flowers and many fine pieces of antique furniture
throughout the Hotel. Located overlooking the blue flag Rossnowlagh Beach,
this haven of relaxtion, comfort and quality is only 3 hours from Dublin
and less than 2 hours from Belfast. A golfers paradise with 3 excellent
championship links golf courses nearby.
HOTELS IN CO. GALWAY
|County Galway is one of the
traditional Counties of Ireland. It is located in the province of Connacht.
It was named after the city of Galway. There are several strongly Irish-speaking
areas in the west of the county.
which derives from Conmhaicne Mara (meaning: descendants of Con Mhac, of
the sea), is a district in the west of Ireland consisting of a broad peninsula
between Killary Harbour and Kilkieran Bay in the west of County Galway
or south west Connacht. The Conmhaicne Mara were a branch of the Conmhaicne,
an early tribal grouping that had a number of branches located in different
parts of Connacht. As this branch of Conmhaicne were located by the sea
they became known as the Conmhaicne Mara, i.e., of the sea. Connemara lies
in the territory of Iar Connacht, "West Connacht", which is the portion
of County Galway west of Lough Corrib and the portion of County Mayo in
the barony of Ross. Connemara was traditionally divided into North Connemara
and South Connemara. The mountains of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin
river, which flows into the sea at An Clochán/Clifden, marked the
boundary between the two parts. Connemara is bounded on the west, south
and north by the Atlantic. Connemara's land boundary with the rest of County
Galway is marked by the Invermore River (which flows into the north of
Kilkieran Bay), Loch Oorid, (which lies a few miles west of Maam Cross,
and the western spine of the Maumturks mountains in the north of which
the boundary meets the sea at the Killary a few miles west of Leenaun.
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HOTELS IN CONNEMARA REGION - CO. GALWAY
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Castle Hotel, Clifden, Connemara
Set against the verdant
backdrop of Connemara's Twelve Bens and with views out over the Atlantic,
the smoke-free Abbeyglen Castle Hotel was built as a private house in the
early 19th century by the founding father of the town of Clifden. Guests
can relax with a pint of Guinness in the wood-panelled bar while listening
to live piano music, enjoy a game of pool, or take advantage of the peaceful
study for quiet reading. Overlooking the garden, the traditional restaurant
serves traditional cuisine including freshly caught salmon, shellfish and
Connemara lamb; the chef will also prepare fish caught by hotel guests.
An open-air swimming pool, hard tennis court and nine-hole pitch-and- put
golf course nestle in the extensive grounds and there is also a sauna and
spa tub in the hotel. Hiking, biking and horse riding trails abound in
the surrounding area. The hotel is two miles from Clifden Castle and within
12 miles of Connemara National Park, the golf club and Kylemore Abbey.
Inagh Lodge Hotel, Cashel, Connemara
Lough Inagh Lodge is located
in Recess in the Connemara region of Ireland. Derryneen is 3.5 kilometres
away, Roundstone is 21 kilometres away, and Clifden is 22 kilometres away.
Overlooking Lake Inagh, the Lough Inagh Lodge is a traditional country-house
hotel set against a dramatic mountain backdrop. The hotel houses an oak-panelled
bar and a library with log fire, and afternoon tea is served in the sitting
room with its dark wood furnishings. Room service is available 24 hours
a day, and there is a multilingual concierge service. Local and international
dishes including speciality seafood and wild game, are served in the Lough
Inagh Lodge traditional dining room. The area surrounding the hotel
is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, and pony trekking.
Country House Hotel, Cashel, Connemara
Zetland Country House Hotel
overlooks Bertraghboy Bay and is located two kilometres from the village
of Cashel Bay, County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It is 18 kilometres
from the seaside town of Roundstone, and 64 kilometres from Galway City.
This three-storey hotel is housed in a former sporting lodge from the early
19th- century, and is surrounded by mature gardens which include a croquet
green and a tennis court. There is a billiards room with a full-size snooker
table, and the front desk has multilingual staff who can offer room service,
concierge services, and tour assistance. The Zetland Country House Hotel
Restaurant serves local produce, including Connemara Lamb and seafood in
a traditional setting with views of Bertraghboy Bay. A complimentary full
Irish breakfast is provided. Onsite recreation opportunities include
fishing, boating, hiking and biking, and bird watching.
HOTELS IN GALWAY - CO. GALWAY
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|Galway - the third largest
and the fastest growing city in Ireland and the only city in the province
of Connacht. It is located on the west coast of Ireland. In Irish, Galway
is also called Cathair na Gaillimhe (City of Galway).
The city takes its name from the
Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest
settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe (meaning "fort
at the foot of the Gaillimh"). The word Gaillimh means "stony" as in "stony
river" (the mythical and alternative derivations are given in History of
Galway). The city also bears the nickname City of the Tribes / Cathair
na dTreabh because "fourteen tribes" (merchant families) led the city in
its Hiberno-Norman period. The term tribes was often a derogatory phrase
in Cromwellian times. The merchants would have seen themselves as English
gentry, and hence were loyal to the King. Their uncertain reaction to the
siege of Galway by Cromwellian forces earned them this label, which they
subsequently adopted in defiance.
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Western Flannerys Hotel, Galway
The Best Western Flannerys
Hotel is a long-established residence located two kilometers from the restaurants
and bars of the lively city center of Galway, Ireland. The nearest major
airport is Shannon International 93 kilometers away, a drive of about an
hour and a half. It can also serve as a useful base from which to explore
the Arran Islands and Connemara National Park. The light wood furniture
and bright modern décor of the Galwegian Restaurant create a relaxed
environment in which to enjoy a fusion of traditional Galwegian and International
cuisine. Dishes are prepared with local produce and complemented by an
extensive wine list. Alternatively, Best Western Flannerys Hotel guests
can relax with a pint of Guinness in the traditionally laid out Frannies
Bar, where a selection of Galway Irish pub food is available and there
is live music on weekends. Business travelers have access to conference
rooms, and guests with children can find childcare available.
Positioned on Quay Street
in Galway, Ireland, the Jurys Inn Galway stands within 300 meters of shopping
and restaurants, and overlooks the historical Spanish Arch and Galway Bay.
The hotel offers the Innfusion Restaurant, Inn Pub and Il Barista Coffee
Bar with fresh pastries. The 24-hour front desk handles dry cleaning and
currency exchange. Guestrooms feature satellite television and high-speed
Internet access. The hotel stands beside the Spanish Arch, built in 1584
and serving as city walls for the town of Galway. Part of the Arch has
been transformed into the Galway City Museum.
Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway
Established in 2001, the
Radisson SAS Hotel Galway is located in Galway, Ireland, situated on the
waterfront of Lough Atalia and just a three-minute walk from the famous
Eyre Square. The Spirit One Spa at the Radisson SAS Hotel Galway features
thermal suite facilities and an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath
and an outdoor hot tub, with massage treatments and beauty services.
Marinas Restaurant offers Mediterranean food, seafood specialties, and
a range of fresh local fare, as well as a variety of international dishes.
The hotel also features the Atrium Bar & Lounge and The Veranda Lounge,
with a fireplace and an outdoor terrace. The hotel offers seven boardrooms
and six meeting rooms. The largest room is the Inis Mor Ballroom, which
can accommodate up to 720 for a banquet or 1,000 for a cocktail reception.
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