At the Crossroads of Connemara


The Twelve, built on the site of a landmark predecessor ‘The Twelve Pins’ which was named after the famous Connemara mountain peaks and dated back to the 1800s is rated one of Ireland’s ‘sexiest’ hotels. That’s due in large part to sumptuous colour filled bedrooms, soft lighting and a nearby stretch of silver sand noted for beautiful sunsets over Galway bay.

‘Twelve’  hotel in the village of Barna at the crossroads of Connemara is celebrating the tail end of summer, inviting guests to discover secret hideaways with their own chauffeur and a picnic basket.

Aimed not just at lovers or couples celebrating a special date, a new package aims to showcase the hidden gems of Co Galway and Connemara in the most luxurious way possible – with your private driver at the wheel!.

The award-winning boutique hotel celebrates its 12th birthday this year, and as part of the celebrations The Twelve has created the perfect package for anyone looking to discover the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way whilst enjoying a VIP experience.

A Wild Atlantic Way Private Day Tour at The Twelve is a 6- hour private tour with your o1wn chauffeur who drives guest around the most scenic landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way. An experienced guide with a wealth of local knowledge shows off some of the region’s most picturesque off the beaten track places, stopping at an idyllic spot to enjoy a tasty picnic hamper filled by the Twelve’s Bakery.

After your private tour there’s another taste of what makes this hotel a special venue with dinner in The Twelve’s atmospheric award-winning West Restaurant. Here chef Martin O’Donnell creates seasonal menus from the finest local ingredients, influenced by foraging and fermentation techniques, producing gastronomic dishes full of flavour.

Connemara with its vista of mountains, beautiful coastline and countryside divided by stone walls is one of our most beloved loved regions almost half way along the Wild Atlantic Way. The two night stay in one of the Twelve’s superior guest rooms with a full breakfast both mornings, a gourmet dinner on one evening and the private six-hour tour and picnic costs from €300 per person based on two sharing.

For more information on the Wild Atlantic Way Private Day Tour at The Twelve visit or call +353 (0)91 597003


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