- Leenane Ho­tel

The finest view in Ire­land over­look­ing stun­ning Kil­lary Har­bour, Ire­land’s only fjord.

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Leenane (the place of the tides) is sit­u­ated on Kil­lary Har­bour in the heart of Con­nemara. One of the most beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral har­bours in the world, Kil­lary stretches 10 miles from the open At­lantic to the mouth of the River Er­riff with its su­perb wa­ter­fall.

The Leenane Ho­tel’s po­si­tion makes it, with­out doubt the best cen­tre for ex­plor­ing Con­nemara, the most ro­man­tic and un­spoiled re­gion of Ire­land. For the mo­torist, there are hun­dreds of miles of ex­cel­lent and un­crowded roads wind­ing through spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain scenery.

Also avail­able at the Leenane Ho­tel are Con­nemara’s only salt­wa­ter sea­weed baths. Im­merse your­self in pip­ing hot salt­wa­ter and nat­u­ral sea­weed while en­joy­ing the stun­ning views over­look­ing Kil­lary Har­bour. Com­plete this re­ju­ve­na­tion by en­joy­ing a steam­room and sauna.

A new all weather lux­ury cata­ma­ran has re­cently been launched on the Kil­lary and sails four times daily (90 minute cruises) around the bay. There are also two ad­ven­ture cen­tres and an eques­trian cen­tre within a few miles of the ho­tel for those with a thirst for the out­doors. Hill­walk­ers are spoilt for choice as the ho­tel is set at the foot of the fa­mous West­ern Way and at the cen­tre of the Maam­turk Moun­tains. The har­bour (2 min­utes walk from

the ho­tel) is very suit­able for sail­ing, yachting and wa­ter ski­ing. Ad­ja­cent to the ho­tel lies 8 yacht moor­ings for those who de­cide to come by boat. For those who sim­ply come to re­lax there are the splen­did sandy beaches, the bril­liant gorse, fuch­sia and rhodo­den­dron hedges, the renowned ho­tel flower gar­den and the soft ever chang­ing light of Con­nemara.

The Leenane Ho­tel, a two hun­dred and twenty year old coach­ing inn which has been care­fully mod­ernised and re­fur­bished of­fers you a friendly at­mos­phere, ev­ery com­fort and ex­cel­lent lo­cally pro­duced food.

The ho­tel’s 66 bed­rooms have ev­ery pos­si­ble mod­ern ac­ces­sory while re­tain­ing the char­ac­ter of by­gone days and all have spec­tac­u­lar views of Kil­lary Har­bour or the Con­nemara Moun­tains.

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