THE SURROUNDING AREA
Connemara is perhaps the most beautiful part of Ireland, it is far-famed for its lakes, mountains, streams and bogs where horses, cows and sheep pasture freely.
An enchanted place where beaches are white, the land full of wild flowers and birdsong and the lanes are lined with hedges of fuchsia.
Such natural beauty has given inspiration to the works of many of Irelands’ great poets and writers e.g. James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde.
Of these last, Sir William Wilde (father of Oscar) and the families of James Joyce and Bernard Shaw have frequented Wellpark House in times past.
Angling (Trout, Salmon, Feb.-Sept.). Horse Riding, Trekking.
Golf (Oughterard Golf Club, 18 holes). Go-karting (Galway).
Swimming, Tennis, Country walks, Cycling (bicycle hire). ConneMarathon walk, The Atlantic Way Dolphin Watching etc.,
Drives and Pic-nic, beach and countryside.
Irish Cuisine (fresh Salmon and Trout. Galway Bay Prawns and Oysters. Home made apple and blackberry pie (…and fresh cream?)!
(We can also recommend caterers for a “special occasion”, Anniversaries etc., who will deliver a 4 course dinner of your choice to the door, piping hot! Delicious choices of menu)
Traditional Irish pubs- live music. Irish Country dance evenings.
Galway city (fascinating): Shopping (Irish sweaters, Crystal, Porcelain, Linen), the Cathedral. Galway horse races – July
Medieval banquets at Bunratty Castle. Visit nearby Aughnanure Castle, then Ashford Castle, Dunguaire Castle, Cong Abbey, Kylemore Abbey, W.B.Yeats tower, the Aran Islands.