Midweek Breaks


The Calming Pastimes of the Aristocracy

Stands the church clock at ten to three?

And is there honey still for tea?

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, when it comes to the gentler pursuits what could be more refined than a Downton Abbey style afternoon tea on the lawn, surrounded by sumptuous gardens, a spot of outdoor painting, a stroll through the bluebell woods, the twitter of the birds, the buzz of the bees.

Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?

You can experience all that and more at Galway’s hidden gem, Loughrea. Stay overnight in the luxurious Loughrea Hotel and Spa located on the edge of this quaint town overlooking Loughrea Lake.
Indulge in the hotels Spa and sip a cool cocktail on the hotels stunning Roof Top Garden. This is the perfect spot to explore all that Galway and the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer.

This summer, for the first time ever, Loughrea Spa Hotel and Loughrea School of Art in association with Woodville Walled Garden, once home to the historic Persse family, are offering two night mid-week breaks, entry to the gardens and a demonstration of Plein air painting by professional artist Stephen Healy.

The package also includes afternoon tea on the lawn, one evening meal, a painting class for all abilities, a tour by the head gardener with lots of useful hints and tips and transfers to and from the gardens. What makes this oasis of quiet very special is its location only minutes away from the busy town of Loughrea.


So why not spoil yourself, shake off your city stress and immerse yourself in art and gardening, the calming pastimes of the aristocracy.

Prices start at €155 per person sharing.

For further information on this Getaway just click Midweek Painting Break.

To go directly to bookings just click Here.