40 MINS DRIVE FROM THE HOTEL
Outside the picturesque village of Kinvara lies Dunguaire Castle.
A landmark on the shores of Galway Bay. You will be inspired by the legacy of literary giants associated with the wonderful Castle of Dunguaire meaning the “Fort of Guaire”, King of Connaught who died in 662 AD.
In 1924 Dunguaire was bought and repaired by Oliver St. John Gogarty, the famous surgeon and literary figure. This was the time of the great Celtic revival in Irish literature exemplified by the works of writers such as Synge, Yeats Shaw and O’Casey. It became the venue for meetings of the literary revivalists such as W.B. Yeats, his patron Lady Gregory, George Bernard Shaw, Edward Martin and J.M. Synge. Yeats in particular believed strongly in the Celtic Bardic Tradition and set about reviving the ancient oral customs incorporating them into his plays and poetry. While in Kinvara why not visit:
The Spa Wells Lisdoonvarna
Lisdoonvarna Spa Wells Heritage Centre & Pump Room is Ireland’s only remaining spa.
Visit the Award Winning Exhibition on the history of spas, the discovery of the mineral wells
in Lisdoonvarna, the scientists who wrote about the health-giving qualities of the waters, the
growth of Lisdoonvarna into a Victorian Spa Resort, and how Lisdoonvarna became the
venue for Ireland’s premier MatchMaking Festival. Why not try the health-giving Sulphur
Water Tasting from the Pump Room?
For more information please call 065 6899800