56 Be Our Guest | CO. MAYO Special O er: 2 Star Hotel - 12 Rooms Ryan's Hotel Ryan's Hotel offer you 12 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms. We have a selection of Twin, Double & Triple rooms all with tea/coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi, TV & private off street customer car park. We are located in Cong Village beside Lough Corrib & close to Lough Mask - ideal for fishing & meandering walks with Connemara on our doorstep! B&B from: €90.00 - €135.00 Main St, Cong Co. Mayo, F31 XF75 Open All Year +353-(0)94-954 6243 email@example.com www.ryanshotelcong.ie Michael Crowe & Denis Lenihan To avail of best rates, Quote BE OUR GUEST when making a reservation. Special O er: 4 Star Hotel - 64 Rooms The Lodge at Ashford Overlooking Lisloughrey Quay with a spectacular view of Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers an exemplary country house experience in Cong, Co. Mayo. The warm welcome & hospitality associated with the Lodge can be traced back to the late 1800’s when it was the home of the Estate Manager of Ashford Castle. Suites from €220.00 - €600.00 Room Rate from: €150.00 - €320.00 Ashford, Cong Co. Mayo, F31 YC85 Open All Year +353-(0)94- 954 5400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thelodgeac.com Colin Brown To avail of best rates, Quote BE OUR GUEST when making a reservation. Often people’s first choice for a weekend away, Galway possesses a magnet like pull for many Irish looking for a break. One can only speculate the exact reason for Galway’s popularity but it might have something to do with a city that has a nightlife so diverse it will quench anyone’s thirst. Shop Street is lively and loud but immensely fun, but why not venture down one of the narrow lane ways or cross the River Corrib to find some bars that will cater to more specific tastes, trad sessions, DJ’s and heavy metal and rock bands are all waiting to be found. During the Galway Racing Summer Festival the streets are literally flooded with people and you will struggle to find a livelier place in Ireland. The city also boasts a number of other acclaimed festivals such as The Galway Film Fleadh, Galway Food Festival, Galway Oyster Festival as well as the much celebrated Galway International Arts Festival all which draw huge excitement every year. Why not get out of the city and head further west. Connemara has a charming wildness to it that will help you leave your worries behind. With the Twelve Ben’s Mountain Range and Connemara National Park, hikers won’t be short of options and the Connemara Loop is perfect for cyclists or those on four wheels. The loop will help you discover countless towns and villages which all still hold a feel of Irish traditions, such as Tully Cross, Roundstone, Cleggan or the ever-popular Clifden and Leenane. Connemara is littered with peaceful untouched beaches to visit, and Dog’s Bay Strand comes highly recommended by all its visitors. One of Galway’s most popular tourist attractions, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, is nestled just outside Letterfrack in Connemara and should not be missed. Although enjoyable at any time of the year it will be its most colourful in spring and summer.