Historic Irish Hotel

A description of The Leenane Hotel in ‘Black’s Guide to Galway, Connemara and the West of Ireland’, written and printed by Adam and Charles Black of London in 1899, is still comparable even in today’s World.

“The Hotel accommodation is of the first rank in Ireland and indeed this is so well known a fact that intending visitors will do well to write for beds beforehand. At any rate the popular comparison of Killary Harbour with some four syllabled Norwegian Fjord appears to be somewhat strange. It is, we take it, the outcome of evening chat and indeed a rich sunset can bathe even Oxford street with a glow as new and transforming as that which irradiates the mind of man after a well cooked table d’hôte”.

Today The Leenane Hotel is family operated, with your hosts, Conor and Brian Foyle representing the third generation of family Hoteliers. This invaluable experience and insight enables them to provide guests with the best possible standards of service and fine cuisine; offering a truly unique experience in one of Ireland’s oldest Hotels.

The Hotel underwent complete refurbishment from 1996 to 1999, with the goal of providing modern standards of comfort and accommodation, without sacrificing the building’s character and unique charm. You will find that every room has its own distinct attribute, with most containing beautiful pieces of original antique furniture, obtained throughout Ireland, maintaining the Hotel’s old world decor.

Most of the luxury ensuite bedrooms overlook the harbour but we would advise guests to specify a sea view on booking to avoid disappointment.