Rosleague Manor

César award in 2010

On the shores of Ballinakill Bay, this pink-washed Regency manor house is owned by Mark Foyle. ‘I like everything about it,’ says its greatest fan this year, ‘the house itself, the setting, the staff, and the relaxed way in which Mark Foyle runs it.’ The bedrooms are large and individually furnished, many with lough views. ‘I was again in Room 6. The bathroom has been refitted, with a slipper bath, a separate shower cubicle, and a spectacular mirror bordered with seashells.’ There are paintings, antiques, peat fires. The ‘magical’ conservatory bar opens on to a courtyard. The gardens are planted with rare shrubs. Emmanuel Neu cooks ‘unfussy’ dishes in ‘French country house’ style, specialising in seafood and Leenane Mountain lamb. Praise this year for turbot, forest mushrooms, lentils; hake with red and yellow pepper julienne. Service, in a ‘glorious’ dining room lit by chandeliers, although always ‘charming’, is ‘now sharper and better managed’. Breakfast has ‘some unusual touches’ such as garden rhubarb, devilled kidneys and freshly baked scones. ‘Mark genuinely loves Rosleague, and his stewardship reflects the depth of his affection.’ (Ann Walden)
  • Supremely comfortable in the unique Irishcountry house way. Mark Foyle runs the show in a hands-on and very sympathetic way. The dining room is a fine place to eat.

    Esler Crawford, 09/08/2016

  • Continues to offer comfortable accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere in a glorious setting.

    Andrew Wardrop, 09/09/2015

  • We watched other guests, like us, arrive looking frazzled and depart a few days later cheerful and refrheshed. A wonderfully relaxed and informal atmosphere. The energetic Mark Foyle and his team make it look effortless. Chef Emmanuel Neu serves enjoyable starters, high-quality meat and fish. Portions are well judged. Breakfast has fresh orange juice and fruit salad; home-baked bread, scones, etc, grills cooked to order and fish of the day.

    AW, 10/08/2011

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Local attractions

Galway Oyster Festival
A long weekend of live music, street parties in the Latin Quarter and the World Oyster Opening Championships.
Galway Races
The racecourse festival is in the last week of July each year, but there are regular meets throughout the racing season.
Aran Islands
Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.

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Contact Details

Rosleague Manor

LETTERFRACK Co. Galway Ireland

Telephone

00 353 95 41101

Further Information

Bedrooms

21. 2 on ground floor.

Open

Mid-Mar–mid-Nov.

Facilities

2 drawing rooms, conservatory/bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 25-acre grounds (tennis), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

'well-behaved dogs' allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per person B&B €70–€105, D,B&B €95–€135. Set dinner €34–€48. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.