Zero Waste Delicious Taste Activity Breaks for groups
Zero Waste Delicious Taste Activity Breaks for groups
There are no excuses for boredom when you’re on a short break here at the Old Deanery – we’ve activities to suit all ages – and energy levels! Immerse yourselves in the beauty, wildness and freedom of the north Mayo coast and enjoy a sustainable break with family or friends. We aim to help our beautiful earth as much as possible with our Zero Waste policy… we’re not perfect, but we’re trying to leave nothing behind but our footprints!
Make happy holiday memories AND be kind to the environment when you and your mates enjoy a 3/4 night break this summer. Get your breakfast (basket) handed to you, climbe close to the edge on a Wild Cliff Walk or enjoy a gentler Slow Tour of North Mayo with Wild Atlantic Cultural Tours, get energised with a morning Vinyasa yoga class, unwind and relax with a calming evening Savasana yoga class and meditation, recharge your creativity with a fun and challenging experimental No Talent Required drawing workshop, kick back one evening and enjoy a 7 course wild taster feast prepared and served in the luxury of your own cottage – and offset that lazy living with a Day’s Biking along some very interesting local, coastal routes!
3 nights: €288 per person, based on 4 sharing.
4 nights: €300 per person, based on 4 sharing.
Accommodation in one of our lovely 3 bedroom, 4 star cottages and ALL activities/products/services listed below are included:
- Organic Fairtrade Tea and coffee
- Bottle of prosecco, Orange juice
- Homemade/Local bread
- 8 eggs from our own hens
- Choice of Meusli Mix or Organic oats or overnight oat pots
- Choice between Pancake mix (just add milk and eggs) or omlette ingredients e.g cheese, onion, spinach, fresh herbs or other veg in season
- Fruit compote or fresh fruit salad
- Homemade jam
- Butter, Milk, Maple syrup with pancakes
All breakfast baskets can have dairy free or gluten free option
7 course wild taster meal
Enjoy a ‘Wild Feast 7 course Taster Meal’ prepared and served in your cottage – just sit back and enjoy – we clean up afterwards too! A great option for your first or last evening – or any evening when you fancy a delicious meal, but don’t want to head outdoors. The menu is based on local, foraged and gathered seafood, shellfish and other local fresh produce with homemade breads and a craft brew to accompany each course. Please see sample menu below. Minimum of 4 people required.
- Local Oysters steamed in seaweed and a hint of stout with a glass of ‘Reel Deel’ craft stout
- Traditional Cockle chowder with a glass of ‘Humberts ale’
- Smoked salmon with home-baked dillisk Soda bread with a glass of ‘Jack the lad’ pale ale
- Crab claws or meat with potato/chive puree with a glass of white wine
- Smoked Mackerel with wild garlic hummus and wild sea beet with a glass of ‘Irish Blonde’ ale
- Wine steamed Mussels in wild garlic with brown soda bread with a shot of Irish whiskey
- Rhubarb crumble and custard with tea/coffee
Yoga for all levels and none
One morning yoga class: Aideen’s morning Vinyasa classes will wake you up and leave you feeling energised for the day ahead. The room overlooks Kilalla Bay and the class will warm up your body, make you sweat a little bit and put a smile on your face. I always offer options and try to cater the class to the person and not the other way around so there is always time to try something new or or space to slow down and surrender.
One evening yoga class: Gentle evening restorative yoga classes will allow you to completely unwind and relax, encouraging your body and mind to let go and embrace a deep sense of calm and soothe your body, mind and soul.
Classes always end with a calming and grounding Savasana and meditation, ensuring you head off from class feeling centred. All equipment supplied. Aideen Ryan has been practising for 27 years and teaching yoga for 14 years.
Full day ‘Slow tour of North Mayo coast’ incorporates history tour…. Immerse yourself fin the built heritage, stunning land and seascapes… amble through remote Medieval and Early Christian churches and abbeys, visit a court tomb, discover how this ancient Irish landscape has been shaped by humans over thousands of years. Tours are relaxed, informative and can easily be tailored to your group’s needs. Or blow your mind on a blowhole cliff hike – amazing land and sea scapes included!
Failte Ireland-approved local marine and countryside guide, Denis has a BA Hons in heritage and is a relaxed and easygoing walking guidebook for natural and built heritage, folklore, flora & fauna, and archaeology.
No Talent Required drawing workshop
Spend a few hours getting creative – enjoy some time out of real life and immerse yourself in a range of drawing exercises and games that are all about getting loose and free with the pencils and enjoying making marks. Una Morris is a visual artist with a BA Hons degree in fine art.
Full day bike hire
Killala Bike Hire is located at the heart of the most magnificent sites the west coast of Ireland has to offer. Providing bike and accessory rental for all ages, you can experience the Wild Atlantic Way at your own pace, with daily and weekly bike hires available. Helmets and high vis vests supplied with rental. Collection and drop off point in 5 minutes walk from your cottage. You can check out information on bikes as well as some local routes on their website https://www.killalabikehire.com/
We aim to be as zero waste and plastic free as possible so we can continue to keep Killala and our planet as healthy as possible. Produce is supplied in returnable glass or metal containers or wrapped in paper. We use organic / local free range produce as much as possible. All classes/workshops/activities are subject to change. *Coastal foraging is tide-dependent and only offered on certain days of the month. These prices are high season and will be lower for other periods.