5 Day Stay At Tulfarris
5 Nights: Day 1
Check into Tulfarris, treat yourself to a light snack and a welcome drink in our Elk bar, where the team are on hand to welcome you.
It might be tempting to relax in your luxurious bedroom for the afternoon but you should head out and explore the best of what West Wicklow has to offer. Take an afternoon trip to Russborough House our most prestigious local attraction, located just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
Russborough is regarded as one of Irelands most beautiful houses with magnificent views of the Blessington Lakes and Wicklow Mountains. It is the reputed to be the longest house in Ireland with a frontage measuring 700 feet and houses the Beit Art Collection.
There is plenty to do for adults and children alike. From the excellent playground to a magical fairy island and maze, parkland walks and walled garden, artist’s studios and the National Bird of Prey Centre, outdoor activities with CP adventures. Not forgetting the incredible tour of the Russborough House itself, there is no better place to get out in the fresh air.
When you return to your home from home, spend your first evening enjoying the fabulous flavours in our Elk Bar. Everything from light snacks to hearty meals, the Elk Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a casual meal. When weather permits, enjoy the comfortable seating on our beautiful terrace, overlooking the 18th green and fairway, sipping your favourite tipple.
Remember to order and prepay for your picnic from reception for tomorrow!
Five Nights: Day 2
After enjoying a full Irish breakfast in our Fia Rua restaurant, why not enjoy the spectacular views that West Wicklow has to offer by taking a walk along the Blessington Greenway.
The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House. The trail starts 7km from the hotel at Russellstown just across from Russborough House. The walkway leads north along the shores of Blessington Lakes and through forest and natural woodland. To enjoy the full Greenway and loop back to Russelltown it is 10km walk, but the distance walked is entirely up to you. Along the way you will have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic and appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife.
If you are up for a little adventure you could take a boat out on the lake. You would need to pre book in advance, details can be found at www.blessingtonlakeboathire.com. The boat hire would take place from Ballyknockan which is a 15-minute drive from Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort.
After all this fresh air, join us in our newly refurbished Fia Rua Restaurant, for a sumptuous evening meal carefully crafted with ingredients from local suppliers. Dessert is a must!
Enjoy a nightcap in the Elk Bar, why not try a Tulfarris Tipple….when in Rome!
Five Nights: Day 3
After a leisurely breakfast in our Fia Rua Restaurant, prepare to take in more of what the Garden County has to offer and visit Glendalough.
By far one of Irelands most scenic and beautiful places to visit. The thing that draws visitors to the ‘Valley of the Two Lakes’ is its rich monastic history, the fascinating wildlife and of course the absolutely stunning scenery at every turn. The Glendalough Valley is located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park which has many scenic walks and trails, enough to fill a whole day. It’s free to visit and only a 30-minute drive from the hotel.
There is no charge to see the Monastic sites (churches/round tower) or the Upper and Lower Lakes except the car park fees for the Upper Lake and the Visitor Centre.
If you are not fully exhausted after a day in the great outdoors, or would just like to wind down after a day in the outdoors, you can catch the latest blockbuster movie at the Odeon Cinema in Naas, just a 20-minute drive from Tulfarris.
Five Nights: Day 4
After a delicious breakfast in the Fia Rua Restaurant, it is time to enjoy some retail therapy, with a trip to Kildare Village. Just 35-minute drive from Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, it is a wonderful bustling shopping district with over 60+ retail outlets, including an array of unique boutiques and big brand names. They offer a huge 60% discount on the high street prices on great brands such as Nike, Benefit, Ralph Lauren, Coach and Tommy Hilfiger. Guests at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort can avail of a further 10% discount across the outlet with our exclusive VIP card.
Perhaps enjoy a spot of lunch in the infamous Harte’s of Kildare Gastro Pub before visiting the nearby beautiful local attraction, the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Renowned throughout the world, The National Stud is a great place to visit for lovers of all things equestrian, horses, animal care and livery. It is now admired yearly by over 120,000 visitors. On the grounds of the National Stud is the Japanese Gardens, a place for peace and tranquillity. It is also a super place to get some great photographs!
After a day of shopping and visiting local attractions, join us in our newly refurbished Fia Rua Restaurant, for a sumptuous evening meal carefully crafted with ingredients from local suppliers. Dessert is a must! Enjoy a nightcap in the Elk Bar, why not try a Tulfarris Tipple….when in Rome!
Five Nights: Day 5
If you are lucky enough to be staying over a weekend a trip to Naas Farmers market is a must. Just a 20-minute drive away, in this far from a quaint small town, Naas Farmers market stocks a huge range of local produce and artisan food and drink and was recommended by the renowned Bridgestone Irish Food Guide. The market is open every Saturday between 10am and 3pm.
Whilst you are in Naas, another lovely place to visit is our stunning and newly refurbished sister property, Osprey Hotel. As a resident of Tulfarris you can enjoy complimentary access to the Pool and Leisure Club. Or why not escape from it all and book yourself a spa or beauty treatment with one of their talented therapists for a massage, facial, body scrub or chose a combination package for a sample of everything. Finish off your treatment with a visit to the newly refurbished thermal suites. To book with the Osprey Spa and Leisure Centre please contact [email protected] .
If the sun is still shining when you return to the hotel that evening, you may opt to have share a pizza on our beautiful outdoor terrace area while soaking up the picturesque setting.
Five Nights: Last Day
So, you stayed in one of the finest golf resorts and have yet to lift a club! If you are an avid golfer, todays activity is straight forward. Test your skill on our, Patrick J Merrigan designed, 18-hole Championship Golf Course. Or if golf is not usually your thing, why not try your hand in our driving range. You’d never know you might be a natural! Clubs can be provided by our Proshop on the grounds for a small fee and pre-booking is required.
If golf is not of interest at all, why not relax and enjoy the atmosphere here at the resort with an afternoon tea or light bite in our Elk Bar before your journey home.