Currarevagh House

‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages. More

Contact details

Currarevagh House
Oughterard
Co. Galway
Ireland
00 353 91 552312

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12

Open

15 Mar–31 Oct.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (50% discount for under-16s).

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per person B&B €75–€90, D,B&B €110–€135. Set dinner €50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages.’ Built in 1842 by an enterprising forebear, the Hodgson family’s manor house standing in parkland draws guests back year after year. ‘Henry Hodgson and his mother, June, make a perfect front-of-house team: she greets visitors and oversees afternoon tea; he manages the enterprise. Henry organised an afternoon’s fishing with a local ghillie, then arranged to cook the brown trout my husband caught so all the guests could enjoy it at breakfast.’ A ‘true country house atmosphere’ reigns: there’s no TV in the spacious, traditionally decorated bedrooms, but there’s a croquet set at the ready, ‘plenty of books to borrow’, and ‘walks to enjoy – plus rain gear in the hall’. Listen for the gong summoning guests to dinner at 8 pm. In the ‘inviting dining room’, Lucy Hodgson’s daily-changing, no-choice menus (perhaps including Black Angus beef sirloin, horseradish romesco, kale) are ‘delicious’. ‘And “seconds” are always offered – excellent.’ ‘Generous breakfasts’ bring freshly baked soda bread and ‘exceptional Seville marmalade’. (Patricia Higgins, Richard Parish)

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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.