Private Powerboat Trips: Martin O’Malley is a local fisherman and member of the Coast Guard with extensive knowledge of the Connemara Coast and wildlife. On his comfortable 115Hp rib he can take up to 5pers for trips to different islands, tours around Slynehead and archaeological sites, discover the local coastline flora and fauna observing the local seal colony, foraging seaweed and onshore shellfish, fishing and checking lobsterpots (bring a lobster home to the hotel and our chef will be happy to prepare it for you) Powerboat courses: Level 1 & 2 powerboat certificate. This is an excellent course for those looking for a comprehensive and practical step by step guide to all that is power boating, right in front of the hotel! The course lasts two days and all the crucial aspects of the sport are covered to include: The type of skills you will be learning are launch and recovery, boat preparation, basic boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard, high speed manoeuvres, introduction to navigation and a lot more.

So many reasons to visit

You only have to touch down on Irish soil to realize that Ireland is a relaxed unspoiled place where you can enjoy the outdoor life. A passion for golf, fishing, hiking and for horses keeps many a visitor out in the air well into the evening.