RENVYLE, DERRYINVER, TULLYCROSS, LETTERGESH, SALRUCK: Beaches, Sea and Shore Angling, salmon and brown trout angling, Cycling, Hill Walking, Swimming, Wildlife, Scuba Diving, Activity centres, Coastal Cruising, Museum, Adventure Centre, Pony Trekking, Traditional Irish Music and Dance, National Park. Pubs and restaurants.
Highlights: Teach Ceol music sessions in summer, Fantastic beaches, Scenic walks, Fishing
The scenic Renvyle and Derryinver are separated by Tully Mountain, and this area stretches towards the entrance to the Killary Harbour through Tullycross to Lettergesh and Salruck.
To get to Renvyle and Derryinver Peninsula travel from Clifden on the N59 for about 20Km at Letterfrack, turn left and drive towards Tullycross.
Renvyle and Tullycross have shops, a Post Office, Pubs and a restaurant. Also the nearby Renvyle House Hotel is a lovely venue for and evening meal or a drink. There is a post office and shop in Lettergesh.
Derryinver is a small hamlet at the end of Ballankill bay, overlooking a small fishing quay, it is peaceful, but only a short drive from shops and pubs in Renvyle or Letterfrack. The Oceans Alive country and sea-life museum is nearby. Renvyle is a small but lively village, spread along the north side of the peninsula, with a pub, post office, the Hotel and beaches close by. Tullycross is the next village about a mile away, and it also has a pub and shop, and the road then leads towards the mouth of the Killary through Lettergesh and then to Salruck.
There is a great deal here to interest people of all ages.
The coast from Renvyle all the way round to Glassilaun near Salruck is a chain of the most beautiful beaches. There is a diving centre called Scubadive West in the Little Killary, There is Salmon and seatrout fishing in the Culfin system near Lettergesh which include Lough Muck and Lough Fee, and in the Kylemore Abbey Fishery, there are numerous shore marks for sea angling and Tully Lough has some good brown trout.
There are some interesting historical associations here, Oscar Wilde stayed at the Renvyle House Hotel when Oliver St John Gogarty owned it, some of the footage for “The Quiet Man” movie with John Wayne was filmed here, as was some key scenes of “The field” starring Richard Harris and John Hurt. Renvyles castles, ancient fort and ecclesiastical remains are interesting relics of an epic past.
Here you can experience traditional Ireland with a stay in a Connemara Coastal Cottage, a night of song in the Teach Ceoil (Folk Theatre) and a pint in a local pub. Breathe the fresh, clean Atlantic air whilst walking or cycling along it’s country roads.