The tower or castle that Yeats bought was a sixteeneth century norman castle built by the family de Burgo, or Burke. It consisted of four floors with one room on each, connected by a spiral stone stairway built into the seven-foot thickness of the massive outer wall. Each floor had a window overlooking the river which flowed alongside. At the top here was a flat roof reached by a final steep flight of steps from the floor below.
There is a great view of the surrounding country including Coole's Seven Woods, from its parapets. There were two attached cottages, one of which was in ruins. A walled garden is joined to the cottages and across the road a grove of trees. The Cloon river winds through this low-lying, rolling countryside, dropping over a thirty foot waterfall before it flows past Thoor Ballylee and afterwards disappearing into a underground passage on its way to enter the Atlantic Ocean.
Tranquillity Leisure and Spa based in Raheen Woods Hotel is the ultimate in luxury & sheer relaxation and boasts the very finest in design, interior décor and modern facilities. Coupled with friendly, qualified staff and our extensive range of activities, Tranquillity Leisure & Spa is the leisure experience of today. The Gym has an extensive Fitness Suite and boasts the very latest in gym technology with a complete range of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment.
The leisure centre also provides facilities for kids with the Kardio Kids programme which has been created to provide kids with the ultimate exercise and play experience. Come join us and stay as long as you like. Entry for kids is only €7 and they can play as long as they like!
Trek West specialises in organising walking holidays for groups and individuals in the West of Ireland. Often described as “magnificent” and “mystical”, the West of Ireland is a walkers paradise waiting to be discovered. <br><br>Explore the wonderfully atmospheric towns and villages that boasts a uniquely desolate beauty and a vibrant cultural heritage. We offer walking, mountain biking and kayaking breaks and can tailor packages to meet your exact requirements. <br><br>
Trek West Tours is a must for anyone who savours nature, clean country air and spectacular scenery adorned with lakes, rivers and streams. Choose from looped walks, long distance way-marked routes and beautiful forest walks. Whether you are interested in a long trek or a short stroll then Trek West has something to suit you and your stamina levels.
The House Hotel Galway has 40 luxurious bedrooms, including 4 Suites, 15 Deluxe and 21 superior rooms with stunning view over looking Galway Harbour. Modern and contemporary in style with classic furnishings. We provide the lavish comfort and practicalities you need when travelling for business or pleasure. The Parlour Bar & Grill serves fresh, modern Irish food, with leather and cane seating. Room service is available.
The House Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Galway Cathedral and the National University of Ireland. You can walk to Salthill and its promenade in 15 minutes.
The g hotel is a bold, beautiful creation in homage to modern, contemporary design, g hotel fuses cool modernity with stylish comfort. The hotel brings to Galway a dose of grandeur with striking public areas designed by Philip Treacy with a sense of Hollywood style glamour.
The g hotel has a total of 101 guest rooms including 3 specialty suites - the Evangelista suite, the Corner suite, the Atrium suite, 10 Junior suites and 16 Luxury suites. The other rooms are either of a superior or deluxe standard.<br><br>
The ‘Riva at the g' restaurant exudes stlye carried through from the hotel with banquettes in purple velvet and jewel-coloured Andrew Martin chairs. The Restaurant offers contemporary Italian cuisine with international flavours set amid vibrant colours and design features. The cocktail bar is adorned with a carpet of thousands of Red Swarovski crystals, perfect for ending an evening in style with one of the g's bespoke cocktails.<br><br>
The Spa developed by world leaders in the craft, ESPA, has spared nothing in its beautiful design and the superior quality. It is located on the upper two floors of the hotel and includes a ‘secret’ bamboo garden on the roof. It also has heat treatment rooms, a vitality pool and a glass pavilion.<br><br>
The g is a destination hotel perfect for romantic occasions, from the exquisite Grand Salon to the distinctively pink Pink Salon and more masculine Blue Lounge , the g offers a stunning environment to meet and relax.
Victoria Hotel in Galway offers the visitor a unique opportunity to relax in a tranquil setting and yet be within two minutes walk of Galway's shopping area and vibrant night life. The hotel has 57 well appointed bedrooms distributed on four floors. All the bedrooms are ensuite and are equipped with direct dial telephone, multi channel t.v.,tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryers.<br><br>
The Victoria Hotel is ideally situated for the busy business person. It is within walking distance of all of Galways major banks, financial institutes and a host of business centres.
It has a conference room where you can hold your meeting or display for your customers.
Our hotel restaurant boasts an excellent a la carte menu in the evening and you can order from a delicious bar food menu throughout the day.
The Western Hotel is located in the heart of Galway City and offers the highest standard of accommodation. The family run hotel comprises of three impressive Georgian buildings and blends an old style feel with all modern conveniences. The Western Hotel has a long tradition of hospitality, enjoyed by our many guests throughout the years. A unique and friendly atmosphere allows you to feel right at home. Among the 40 rooms we have to offer are single, double, twin, family and triple rooms, as well as a room with facilities to accommodate our wheelchair using guests. <br />
Behind the hotel are located the Western Apartments which are designed with comfort and style in mind. Each apartment offers a fully functional kitchen, a light and comfortable seating area, bathroom and two separate bedrooms. They are equipped to the highest standard with all the facilities you may require during your stay. Guests have their choice of apartment; with two consisting of two bedrooms, each with a double bed; and the others with two bedrooms and 3 beds in all, to cater for larger groups. All apartments are completely self catering and are not serviced but are equipped with a starter pack of shampoos, soaps and towels as well as a starter pack of tea and coffee. Breakfast is not included with apartments, but can be obtained from the Western Hotel. <br />
The Western Bar within the hotel is a warm and welcoming place, traditional, friendly and renowned for the largest open traditional Irish music sessions in Galway. Traditional Irish music sessions take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 9.30pm, Ceili Irish Set dancing on Wednesdays from 9pm, a local band playing all your favourite Irish Songs on Friday from 9.30, Live Band on Saturdays from 9.30pm and our House DJ playing all your old favourites on Sunday from 9.30pm
Tri-Burgh is a triathlon taking place on the June 5th 2010 in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. 2010 is the inaugural year for Tri-Burgh but it is set to grow to become an established annual event on the Irish triathlon circuit. We hope that you, your friends & family are able to join us for what will be a challenging & memorable event set in some of the most dramatic & panoramic scenery in Ireland, we invite you to stay and enjoy the warm Mayo hospitality afterwards. If there is anything that we can help with please let us know. We are really looking forward to welcoming you to Louisburgh in June.
Tribeton is Galway's newest fully-licensed bar, café & restaurant. Located on Merchants Road in one of Galway’s finest art-deco buildings, it seats over 100 people including 30 seats at the horseshoe bar. Tribeton opens from morning until late for casual & relaxed dining & drinks. A unique and fun venue not to be missed on your next visit to Galway.
A visit to Galway is never complete without spending some time exploring The Latin Quarter. It is a magical place. Starting at St Nicholas' Church, the Latin Quarter runs through the city's Saturday market and onto O'Brien's Bridge. From there it follows the River Corrib down to the Spanish Arch where the Galway City Museum is located and then swings back up along Middle Street and turns up Buttermilk Lane where it joins the starting point. From day-time to late into the night it is buzzing with people who are enjoying all that is on offer. The vast majority of the shops are locally owned and it boasts some of some of Galway's best loved pubs and restaurants.