Fodor's Expert Review Delphi Lodge
Leenane, Co. Galway, Ireland Fodor's Choice
In the heart of what is arguably Connemara's most spectacular mountain and lake scenery, 13 km (8 miles) north of Leenane off R335, this attractive Georgian sporting lodge heavily stocked with fishing paraphernalia has a lovely lakeside setting. Fishing is the main attraction, but guests also come for the peace and quiet, or like England's Prince Charles, to sketch the scenery. Victorian antique furniture, floral curtains, and wonderfully comfortable beds fill the bright, spacious bedrooms, some with lake views. TV presence is minimal: there's one in the snooker room. Guests dine together ($$$$) at a long oak table; there's an excellent wine list and a self-service bar. There are also cottages (one with TV), which require a three-day minimum stay.
- beautiful secluded location
- abundant peace and quiet
- good base for touring west Connemara and south Mayo
- you've got to like fishing or walking
- communal dining table seating up to 40 people
- no in-room TVs, only one communal set
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-Mar.