Currarevagh House

Reputedly Ireland’s longest running hotel under one family’s ownership: its ‘true country house’ atmosphere and easy access to rural pursuits draw back guests year after year. More

Contact details

Currarevagh House
Oughterard
Co. Galway
Ireland
0035 915 52312

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12.

Open

15 Mar-31 Oct.

Facilities

sitting room/library, drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 180-acre grounds (lakeshore, fishing, ghillies available, boating, tennis, croquet), golf, riding nearby, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B EUR75-EUR110, D,B&B EUR110-EUR135. Set dinner EUR50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Reputedly Ireland’s longest running hotel under one family’s ownership: its ‘true country house’ atmosphere and easy access to rural pursuits draw back guests year after year. ‘We met a gentleman who first came half a century ago.’ The early Victorian manor house forgoes TVs, cutting-edge technology, slick bathrooms or even keys in its spacious, homely bedrooms, some with period furniture and shutters. Instead, there are books, big windows with ‘wonderful views’ of Lough Corrib, and ‘easy-going, warm hospitality’ from fifth-generation owners Henry and Lucy Hodgson. ‘The hotel is unapologetically what it is,’ says one regular visitor this year. ‘Reassuring, cosy, undemanding.’ Guests can fish with local ghillies, walk through acres of parkland, or choose from six nearby golf courses. Indoors, unfussy country house dinners, cooked by Prue Leith-trained Lucy Hodgson, reliably deliver main courses of ‘lamb, beef, venison, hake or cod, plated in a modest quantity, with seconds offered – a perfect compromise’. After dessert, there are Irish cheeses; ‘a very happy formula’. As for the breakfasts, ‘the Irish formula is always available, but so is scrambled egg and smoked salmon’. (Richard Parish, PH)

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Currarevagh House
Oughterard
Co. Galway

Guest comments

'Unapologetically what it is. Reassuring, cosy, undemanding. Dinner has settled into a happy formula. Good, affordable wine list. Excellent breakfast. ' - Richard Parish - September, 2017
'The best of Irish hospitality and the country house experience. Don't expect TV, or sumptuous bedrooms with a walk-in shower. Just a break from whatever was bugging you before you arrived. Our second excellent countryside break confirmed the feeling that you are really welcome at Currarevagh and can be confident you will be looked after. The interaction with other guests adds a lot to the stay. Henry is a warm and attentive host, and Lucy, as master chef, makes each meal a delight. A fine breakfast, and do not miss the afternoon tea.. ' - Mark Delargy - October, 2014
'Peace, changing views of Lough Corrib, delicious dinners and breakfasts. The family made us feel like guests in their home. You can take their rowboat out for a leisurely morning on the lake. The rooms are comfortable, good bathrooms. And free Wi-Fi seems to have spread throughout the house. The sort of hotel one hopes will never change. ' - Mamie Atkins - August, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Aran Islands

    Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.

  • 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.