You might call them a pair of veterans – if you dare! – but when you watch Tim O’Sullivan and Ronnie Counihan go about their work in the confines of beautiful Renvyle House, then you see two guys who skip about with the energy of eternal youth. They bring a virtuosity to their cooking, and to their art of hospitality, and it is gilded with that sprezzatura confidence that means they make it all look easy. And it is this ability to cope with everything in such a relaxed way that makes Renvyle such a relaxing place to stay. You turn up here, at the edge of the world, and you tune out and lose yourself in great food, good times, and serene comfort, thanks to a pair of masters. Nowhere better personifies the spirit of the WAW – the lure of the coast; the clarion call of great Irish cooking; the nucleus of the Irish genius for hospitality – than Renvyle House.
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