Awe-Inspiring Scenery in Connemara

Portfinn Lodge • Galway, Ireland

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There's plenty to explore right on your doorstep.
  • There's plenty to explore right on your doorstep.
  • Delight in tempting dishes made using locally caught seafood.
  • Enjoy a mountain or bay view from your room.
  • Take a moment to sit back and relax in the hotel's lounge.
  • You're surrounded by spectacular views in this beautiful region.

Escape Kit

  • Two-Night Midweek (€109) or Weekend (€119) Break for Two with Cruise Through Killary Fjord
  • Breakfast Included
  • Main Course and Dessert on One Night

'Places to see before you kick the bucket' are usually in far-flung destinations that require long-haul flights and malaria jabs. You'll therefore be pleased that the location of today's Escape is much closer to home (no nasty needles required): the majestic Killary Fjord in Connemara, Ireland's only fjord. With this week's Escape you can enjoy a stay in Leenane's Portfinn Lodge, which overlooks the majestic waterway. For just €109, enjoy a two-night, midweek break for two including breakfast each morning, dinner on one night comprising of a main course and a dessert, and a cruise along the Killary Fjord (up to a €256 value). Or, opt for a two-night stay weekend stay for €119 (up to a €256 value).

You'll really feel as if you've flown halfway across the world and ventured off the beaten track when you look out of your room's window to see stunning bay or mountain views. Take time out to relax and stroll around the landscaped gardens, and when it's time for dinner, head to The Fjord Restaurant, which boasts picturesque views and has a great reputation for seafood. Dine on dazzling dishes such as Killary mussels marinière with cream and roasted garlic, parsley crumbed hake in white wine sauce, or Mannin Bay scallops, followed by homemade dark chocolate mousse or Baileys and lime cheesecake.

Escapees will also get a cruise on the Connemara Lady along the Killary Fjord; a nine-mile long inlet with calm waters and some of the best scenery in the West. You'll travel in a purpose-built ship, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted views throughout your journey. If you want to get out and about you might like horse riding along Cleggan Beach, or walking or cycling to explore Connemara and the coastline of West Mayo. Closer to home, stroll along the shore in Leenane village, or visit one of the local pubs.

Experience one of the most beautiful places on the planet with this week's hand-picked Escape.

  • "Portfinn's guesthouse accommodation in the picturesque village of Leenane boasts 11 en suite rooms with spectacular views of either Killary Harbour or the Maumturk Mountains."



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the fine print

  • Limit one per purchaser; additional as gifts
  • One voucher is valid for two people and must be used over consecutive nights
  • Stay must be booked within 30 days of purchasing voucher
  • Limit one voucher per reservation
  • Reservations required and subject to availability - stay must be completed by 25 October 2012
  • Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 48 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Option A is valid Sunday to Thursday only
  • Option B can be redeemed any day, including weekends
  •  Limited availability on weekends
  • Not valid July or August, or on bank holiday weekends
  • Deal based on double occupancy in a standard room
  • Voucher includes two-night break for two with cruise on Killary Fjord, breakfast on both days and main course (lobster excluded) and dessert on one night
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and cannot be applied towards existing reservations
  • Deal price inclusive of VAT
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 5, 2012 • Enjoy By September 5, 2012