Luxurious Signature Treatment Range

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa 

Signature Treatment Range

The Island Spa, home to Ireland’s only Thalassotherapy Pool, is delighted to announce the launch of a new innovative Signature Treatment range that will battle the signs of ageing and cellulite and still leave you entirely pampered!!

The Gold & Diamond Skin Revival

Face, Décolletage & Hands (60mins): €110

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Gold is the symbol for inner light, the sun and vital energy, while Diamonds are known to be the door to the terrestrial unknown.  The healing and anti-aging properties of Diamond and Gold combined create a force that will stimulate and balance your skin, well-being, and remove toxins from the body with their healing abilities.  This rejuvenating treatment begins with a cleansing and toning of the face followed by a rose-hip oil massage to the neck, décolletage and shoulders. Dead facial skin will then be removed with an exfoliator followed by a Precious Oil Mask containing gold flakes.  As the mask releases its anti-ageing properties you will be pampered with a revitalising hand and arm treatment beginning with a massage of the forearm and hands, the Precious Oil Mask is then applied to the back of the hands where ageing appears.  The face mask is then removed and the pure anti-ageing extract oil is applied with pinching techniques to improve tone, absorption and elasticity.  Following this the hand mask is removed and you will enjoy a luxurious scalp massage and before completing the treatment with youth moisturiser applied to the face, décolletage and hands.

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Anti-Cellulite Treatment (50 mins): €80

Remove cellulite, toxins and smooth your skin with this total detox treatment.   Beginning with a sea salt exfoliation on the bottom and back of the thighs, followed by an anti-cellulite mask during which you will enjoy a pressure point massage to the soles of the feet, this treatment will ensure that all toxins are removed from your body.  The tummy and front of the thighs is then exfoliated with the sea salt scrub and the anti-cellulite mask is applied again.  While the mask removes further toxins you will be pampered with a relaxing scalp massage followed by a lymphatic drainage massage on problem areas leaving your skin silky smooth and your body completely detoxed.

To book your treatment, please contact The Island Spa on 023 88 21113

www.inchydoneyisland.com

Supernatual Brothers – Mind Games Show – Live at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

The Supernatural Brothers are The Mind Guy & Cornelius, they have been ‘brothers’ for 10 years now. They have been leaving audiences amazed open mouthed and screaming for more all over Europe and they are now ready to unveil their new show “Mind Games” that they have been developing in secret for the last 2 years to at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa on Friday 11th April.

Mind Games” takes the audience on a tour of a place that lies outside reality and combines mind reading, telekinesis the act of projecting thoughts, with a touch of the paranormal just for fun” explained Conn. 

While not suitable for children, the Supernatural Brothers show “Mind Games” brings out the child in all of us that still gets excited and enthralled when experiencing or witnessing something that appears to be magical and paranormal. 

“We are constantly asked if we can really read another’s mind, transfer thoughts into or predict what another will do hours before they know themselves, well you’ll have to come along and see, but be prepared to shriek, gasp, laugh and perhaps have your mind read.” said Conn. 

Who knows if it’s psychic, spirits or psychological skill? One thing is for sure, tickets are already selling fast. 


About The Supernatural Brothers

Since joining forces as “The Supernatural Brothers” – a contract they signed in blood, sweat and Tea (Barry’s Gold Blend of course) they have been wowing crowds all over Ireland and Europe.

They recently opened for Dylan Moran at the Waterville Charlie Chaplain festival playing to a room of 600 delighted fans.

They have also played corporate gigs for the likes of Google, Dell, BMW, The FAI, Diageo, Fidelity Investments and Bank of Ireland where they have wowed the brightest minds in Ireland. 

They are the best stage act currently touring the country. This is better than Karaoke, Comedy, Music or Stage Magic.This is Mentalism.

If you haven’t seen a mentalist show then it is hard to describe. This is what Derren Brown and Keith Barry do.

Grown up adults shriek with surprise and delight. I’m not joking; they actually shriek.

Average people with mortgages and worries, turn into laughing children in the face of the seemingly impossible. It is unlike anything else. These guys are the next Keith Barry and Derren Brown.

Come to this amazing heart racing, mind boggling, hilarious show. Tickets are €15 and can be purchased over the phone on 023 88 33 143.

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Valentine’s Break at Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

 

For the one you love this Valentine's Day

For the one you love this Valentine’s Day

Sweets for My Sweet Valentine’s Package

Champagne Picnic on Inchydoney Island Headland

Nothing is sweeter than true love…except for chocolate of course. So why not indulge in both this Valentine’s Day at one of Ireland’s most stunning locations, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa. We have created a ‘Sweets for my Sweet’ sugar coated package hotel & spa package that includes a romantic picnic at the foot of the headland. Designed for those with a sweet tooth and a loving heart, this package will satisfy the senses from the inside out.

Couples will gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes over an amorous candlelit picnic set at the foot of the majestic headland which overlooks the renowned white sanded Inchydoney beaches. The picnic, prepared in our award winning Gulfstream Restaurant, will include delicious treats such as smoked salmon champagne & strawberries.

Our guests will then unwind together with a soothing Elemis back massage in the Couple’s Suite at the Island Spa following by Sweet Treats Afternoon Tea in the ocean view Lounge. The package includes a two night stay for two people inn a deluxe ocean view room with a private balcony where they can watch the Atlantic Ocean hug the coast’s edge while the gentle sound of the waves perfectly adds to the romantic ambience.

The ‘Sweets for My Sweet’ package starts from €275 per person sharing midweek and €295 per person sharing at the weekend.

For more information please visit http://www.inchydoneyisland.com or http://www.facebook.com/inchydoneyisland or phone 023 88 33 143

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

The Gold & Diamond Skin Revival Treatment 

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Gold is the symbol for inner light, the sun and vital energy, while Diamonds are known to be the door to the terrestrial unknown.  The healing and anti-ageing properties of Diamond and Gold combined create a force that will stimulate and balance your skin, well-being, and remove toxins from the body with their healing abilities.  This rejuvenating treatment begins with a cleansing and toning of the face followed by a rose-hip oil massage to the neck, décolletage and shoulders. Dead facial skin will then be removed with an exfoliator followed by a Precious Oil Mask containing gold flakes.  As the mask releases its anti-ageing properties you will be pampered with a revitalising hand and arm treatment beginning with a massage of the forearm and hands, the Precious Oil Mask is then applied to the back of the hands where ageing appears.  The face mask is then removed and the pure anti-ageing extract oil is applied with pinching techniques to improve tone, absorption and elasticity.  Following this the hand mask is removed and you will enjoy a luxurious scalp massage and before completing the treatment with youth moisturiser applied to the face, décolletage and hands.

Treatment: €110

Contact The Island Spa 023 88 21113 

www.inchydoneyisland.com

 

 

Eat-Play-Love

Eat – Play – Love

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Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa during the Most Romantic Month of the Year

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Celebrate the month of love with your partner and indulge in the sensuous ‘Eat – Play – Love’ package at Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa, the perfect way to unwind together. Rekindle the flame with a lavish rendezvous pour deux amidst the striking backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean and outstretched beaches of Inchydoney, one of the most romantic settings in Ireland.

Included in the luxurious package, take a dip in the Heated Seawater Therapy Pool before spoiling yourselves with The Couple’s Indulgence Ritual in the private sanctuary of The Couple’s Suite, where you will be pampered with a Luxurious Chocolate Body Wrap followed by a Champagne Oil Back Massage.  Afterwards, retreat for some rest and relaxation in a Private Relaxation Area with champagne and strawberries to indulge in together.

Designed to ignite your senses during the most romantic month of the year, the ‘Eat – Play – Love’ package includes a two night stay at the award winning hotel in a deluxe ocean view room, Full Irish Buffet Breakfast each morning and dinner on an evening of choice surrounded by panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean in The Gulfstream Restaurant from only €255 per person midweek or €295 on weekends. The package is available throughout the month of February.

 To further mark the month of love, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is offering couples who book their wedding at Inchydoney Island between the 11th and 17th of February a complimentary Drinks Reception for their wedding.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is located near Clonakilty, West Cork has been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards and is the perfect place for people who value time together. For more information please visit www.inchydoneyisland.com or www.facebook.com/InchydoneyIsland

 

Ballinwillin House & Farm Venison, Wild Boar at Upcoming Taste of West Cork

 

Patrick Mulcahy of Ballinwillin House

I have  been farming at Ballinwillin House since 1985.   I run the  farm and B&B with my wife Miriam and the help of our 3 children, Sheena, John & Elayne when they are available from College and work.  Ballinwillin Farm specializes in rare breeds of old Ireland, Red Deer, Wild Boar, the Irish Grazer Pig and the Iron age Pig.  These pig breeds were extinct in Ireland and we have successfully re-introduced them.   All the food from “Ballinwillin House Farm” is produced on the farm and processed in a licensed abattoir and is also organic.  We run a Bed & Breakfast on the farm and we also have gourmet evenings supplying 8 course meals to our Guest and produce our  own wine “Chateau Mulcahy”in Hungary which has 14 varieties and we often do wine tastings in our cellar for guests.  Our main business is on line sales of our food products in Ireland, U.K. & Europe.

 

Running Ballinwillin Farm is a beautiful way of  life and the job satisfaction is wonderful.  We are the product and the product is us!

I hope you enjoy tasting our Wild Boar and Venison at the upcoming Taste of West Cork in Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa on Friday November 2nd.

 

The Taste of West Cork  is taking place on Friday November 2nd where you can enjoy a 7 course tasting menu featuring the very best of West Cork Seasonal Produce and enjoy Fine Wines paired by William Tindal of Tindal Wines.  Bookings on  023 88 33143

 

Tickets are €60 and you can also enjoy an overnight stay in a Deluxe Ocean View Room with private balcony or terrace, Full Irish Breakfast in the Gulfstream Restaurant and unlimited access to the Heated Seawater Therapy Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Ocean View Relaxation Areas for €69.

 

John & Sara Devoy Answer Inchydoney Island’s Call of The Wild

In the run up to our Winter Taste of West Cork Food & Wine Evening we have asked some of our producers to write about what they do and why they do it! 

The first in this mini-series of guest bloggers is the wonderful Sara Devoy from Devoy’s Organic Farm 

John & Sara Devoy of Devoy’s Organic Farm Rosscarbery

About ten years ago John walked into a 6 acre field in Rosscarbery with a river at its boundary rolling North to South towards Owenahinca Beach, John said ‘this is it’! There was no house, no running water and no electricity supply. This was a new challenge for John who had cycled  solo from Cork to North Cape in Norway to  Cape Town some years before!

With a few children at our side, the creation of our farm and home began. John had been a bio-chemist for many years in Cork City and I had worked in publicity, Nutrition and Stress Management. We would need all these skills on our rocky road. At first we relished the thought that this land hadn’t been cultivated for  25 years. This  ensured that it was free from sprays and fertilizers. It was a wilderness which had become home to birds,foxes and hares. Later we realized with every tree that we tried to plant, there were some huge rocks to shift.  There was the odd time when I hoped we would come across a stone circle and we could shelve the whole idea of creating a farm!

Steadily, with the help of local skills and a continuous stream of students from European Agricultural schools, we managed to reclaim some small areas of land and cultivate them. We erected polytunnels and cleared away the deepest layers of weeds. We hauled up seaweed from local beaches and worked hard to recondition the soil.  My son didnt have time to play with diggers as at 3 years old he was up in a massive JCB helping with the drainage channels. The work seemed interminable initially and trying to get planning permission was another nightmare.  Fortunately both of us had a background in health and knew a little bit about stress management!! BUT nothing could have prepared us for this huge lump of reality!! That is just a bit of the story!!!

Initially, we produced just enough for a few select restaurants and as the project expanded we were able to look at supplying some local markets and supermarkets.

We greatly value our connection with Inchydoney Hotel as pretty early on we invited Head Chef Adam Medcalf to the farm to sample what we were producing. He has always had an eye for the tasty and unusual. We walked around the farm and tasted numerous varieties of salad and spoke about the menus for the season ahead. It is great to work alongside chefs who have the vision to use what is local and in season.

For more information about John & Sara Devoy’s Organic Farm check out their website.

If you want to taste some of their produce then you can taste it at The Taste of West Cork on Friday November 2nd where you can enjoy a 7 course tasting menu featuring the very best of West Cork Seasonal Produce and enjoy Fine Wines paired by William Tindal of Tindal Wines.  Bookings on 023 88 33143

Jelly Arms & Legs for Heidi Grimwood, Spa Manager @ Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa

Our Spa Manager Heidi Grimwood is training for the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon 

Here is this week’s update

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It’s a gruelling job training for a 10km run when you never had any interest in doing it before. However I must say I am secretly enjoying the new challenge!

Mark Hillliard is my trainer and is a very inspiring guy. So far I have learned a number of better techniques,  for example, lose ankles when running. I always felt like I was built like a sprinter so would run with tense arms striding along the road, however Mark told me to let my arms go like jelly and let the natural rhythm take over – it really works and feels like less effort to run when my body is more relaxed.

Another great tip is to take full advantage of going downhill and fly down it like you are at the end of your race this will help you make up the time you lose when striding up hill. I have done 2 x 5km runs this week my time being 26 minutes which I am delighted with as a starting point.

I am making sure I eat at about 7am so after the school run at have a good run at 9.15am. I tried to run the other day after eating at 8.30am and running at 9.15am – let’s just say it wasn’t a pleasant feeling in my tummy. So I am meeting Mark Hilliard tomorrow for my official training plan to get the best possible time for myself in the 10km run, very excited about this.

Top tips this week:

-          Make sure you do some sprint training – it can be as simple as sprinting from one lamp post to the next and then bringing your speed down to recover. It’s a great way of challenging your body.

-          Also don’t forget to do the hills, its no use just running on the flat – challenge yourself.

-          Be good to your body by refuelling with low GI foods like brown rice, nuts and seeds, fresh fruit.

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