Spring & Summer Hotel Brochure
THINGS TO DO IN CONNEMARA
DRIVE THE SKY ROAD & EXPLORE OMEY ISLAND
A part of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route, very few places in Ireland can match the rugged beauty and range of scenery that can be seen from the Sky Road. Enjoy the panoramic view of the beaches of Connemara and the nearby islands, including Omey. Continue the drive to Claddaghduff where at low tide you can drive across the strand on to Omey Island.
DISCOVER CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK
A number of walking trails offer a variety of scenic routes and nature trails through the park (pictured left). Stunning vistas from the 400-metre high Diamond Hill include the distant islands of Inishbofin, Inishturk and Inishshark, and the turreted Kylemore Abbey. The park is also home to Connemara ponies, red deer and an wonderful variety of bird-life.
EXPLORE KYLEMORE ABBEY & WALLED GARDENS
A longstanding historical landmark in Connemara, Kylemore Abbey has recently undergone renovation & extension to the visitor experience. Explore rooms which have never before been open to the public, stroll through the incredible Victorian walled gardens, and stop for tea & scones in their award-winning cafe.
WALK OR CYCLE A SECTION OF THE CONNEMARA GREENWAY
Two sections of the Connemara Greenway are currently open to the public and are perfect for an afternoon stroll. Dooneen Greenway can be started from the hotel and is a 7km round trip. It’s best for views of the Twelve Bens & Roundstone Bog. The Ballynahinch Greenway is a short drive from Clifden. Once there, it’s a 12km round trip through forest and the Derryinver Lakes.
LEARN THE HISTORY OF DERRIGIMLAGH
Steeped in history, The Derrygimlagh blanket bog close to Clifden is a rugged and wild landscape with two major claims to fame. Alcock and Brown crashed-landed in the bog in 1919 after completing the world’s first transatlantic flight. They landed close to a wireless telegraphy station which had been set up 14 years earlier by Italian inventor, Guglielmo Marconi. It was also here that the world’s first transatlantic communication took place. Hire a bike, navigate around tiny lakes and peat bogs, and discover this unique and beautiful area.
SPRING IN CONNEMARA
Spring is a beautiful time to visit Clifden and to celebrate the longer evenings we offer some wonderful value midweek breaks during these months. Stay in the Clifden Station House & enjoy the best of Connemara; dine on Killary Mussels in the picturesque village of Leenaun, feel the bracing ocean air and hear the waves wash the shore at Dogs Bay or explore the wonderful Kylemore Abbey with its breath-taking architecture and fascinating history. All of this is within a short drive of the Hotel, where you can wind down the evening in warm hospitality.
2 Night Midweek breaks with dinner on one evening from only €155 pps
2 Night Midweek Self-Catering Apartment stays from only €140 per night
FEBRUARY AND EASTER MID-TERM FAMILY BREAKS
Travel West for Midterm or Easter and relax in comfort with one of our family packages. There’s something for everyone; kids can join our Railway Kids Club with arts & crafts, daily kids movies and fun & games, while adults relax with a gourmet 3 course meal in our Carriage Restaurant.
This Spring, choose from our 3 and 5 night Family Packages with complimentary Railway Kids Club and Swimming Pool included. The 3 Night stay offers B&B, and dinner for all each evening. The 5 Night stay offers B&B each day, and dinner for all on 4 evenings of your choice. (Terms & Conditions Apply)
February Family Packages:
2 Adults and 1 Child in a Standard Family Room: Family 3 night stay; Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for the whole family from only €560
2 Adults and 2 Children in a Large Family Room: Family 3 night stay; Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for the whole family from only €635
Easter Family Packages:
2 Adults and 1 Child in a Standard Family Room: Family 3 night stay; Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for the whole family from only €620
2 Adults and 2 Children in a Large Family Room: Family 3 night stay; Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for the whole family from only €695
2 Adults and 1 Child in a Standard Family Room: Family 5 night stay; 5 Nights Bed & Breakfast with dinner on 4 evenings for the whole family from only €950
2 Adults and 2 Children in a Large Family Room: Family 5 night stay; 5 Nights Bed & Breakfast with dinner on 4 evenings for the whole family from only €1065
Interconnecting Rooms available on request at an extra cost.
Childrens dinners included from Kids Menu.
MARCH WALKING BREAKS
This March, join us for for 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in the Clifden Station House Hotel, with guided walks of some of Connemara’s most beautiful areas.
On Tuesday we traverse a section of the stunning Inagh Valley & Mamean, on a pilgrimage walk following in the footsteps of St Patrick, where he is said to have given Connemara his blessing on his way to Croagh Patrick. This 7km looped walk offers panoramic views of the 12 Bens and Lough Inagh, with an easy to moderate difficulty. The walk takes about 2 and a half hours in total.
On Wednesday we depart from Cleggan Pier and take the ferry to the island of Inishbofin. This island has been occupied continuously since the Bronze Age. In 668, Saint Colmán founded a monastery on Inishbofin, which survived until the 10th century. It is also home to the ruins of Cromwell’s barracks, constructed in 1652 at the entrance to the harbour entrance. Inishbofin is also home to Dún Gráinne, the remains of a fort used by the legendary Grace O’Malley, Ireland’s pirate queen, as well as the ruins of a Celtic fort dating to 1000 B.C. The Westquarter loop takes in some of the most stunning Atlantic Coast scenery in Connemara offering views of the Island’s blow holes and sea arch, sea stags where the Island seal colony can be seen, the Dún More Cliffs and Iron Age promontory fort ruins, picturesque Trá Gheal beach and famine road. It is an 8km Easy to Moderate Looped Walk, taking approximately 3.5hrs.
Thursdays walk is Tully Mountain. This is a very rewarding hill walk with stunningly beautiful views, featuring quartzite and bright quartz rocks, mountain bog, juniper plants, sea birds and spectacular coastal scenery. It is an 8km Moderate Looped Walk (350m elevation climb). 3.5hrs.
Our beautifully appointed and newly refurbished bedrooms are comfortable and stylish and offer guests all that one would expect and sometimes more. Enjoy the best cuisine in the Carriage Restaurant throughout your stay or choose to dine in the cosy Signal Bar and Restaurant.
Monday the 13th or Monday the 27th
€490 Per Person Sharing Double/Twin
€690 Single Occupancy
SUMMER IN CONNEMARA
Is there anything quite as nice as a summer day spent on the shores of Connemara’s beaches? Paddle, swim or simply stare over the ocean, enjoying fun filled days and long, balmy evenings. Connemara is one of Irelands iconic destinations.
Clifden is the perfect base to experience all that the area has to offer, for the young, the young at heart and anyone looking for a break away from it all.
The Clifden Station House has a wide range of Accommodation options, from Family Rooms to 2 Bedroom and 3 Bedroom Self Catering Apartments. All Hotel & Apartment guests enjoy full use of the Hotels Leisure Club and Swimming Pool, as well as the Railway Kids Club.
The Clifden Station House Theatre screens Kids Movies daily, so there is lots to do no matter the weather.
SELF CATERING APARTMENTS
Located in the courtyard of the hotel, a short 5 minute walk from the town square, Clifden Station House Apartments offer a choice of two and three bedroom self-catering suites. If you are planning an extended holiday in Clifden, or travelling with family, the ideal choice is to book one of our self-catering apartments. Each suite is self-contained and is fully equipped with TV, microwave, fridge, hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and high speed Wi-Fi throughout. The two-bedroom apartment consists of one master en-suite double bedroom, one twin bedroom and a bathroom. The three-bed unit consists of one en-suite double bedroom and either one double bedroom or one twin bedroom. There is also a third single room and another bathroom. Baby travel cots are available on request. All Apartment Guests enjoy full use of the Hotel Leisure Club & Swimming Pool. Railway Kids Club runs during school holidays from 3pm-9pm daily.
RENEW SPA AND LEISURE
Renew Spa and our Leisure Club are the perfect place to unwind after a day exploring the wild beauty of Connemara. Avail of complimentary Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi for all residents, or visit Renew Spa to indulge in a Hot Oil Back Massage, a Dermalogica Facial, or a detoxifying Wild Atlantic Seaweed Body Wrap.
(Sauna, Steam Room & Jacuzzi are subject to guideline changes)
For well over a century, Millars Connemara has been trading in Clifden, Co. Galway. Steeped in tradition and style, Millars continues to excel as one of the most superior stores of its kind in the country. Since then the shop has grown and evolved into a unique shopping experience, combining traditional with contemporary. Over the years many famous guests and visitors have passed through the doors, including Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco who visited the store for the first time in 1967 and returned again in 1979.