Connemara, the Land of the Sea, where earth, rock and ocean intermix in one of Ireland's most extraordinary landscapes, and is now as ever a place of angling renown - you're very quickly into the high ground and moorland which sweep up to the Twelve Bens and other splendid peaks, wonderful mountains which enthusiasts would claim as the most beautiful in all Ireland. Beyond, to the south, the Aran Islands are a place apart.
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Letterfrack, Co. Galway
Preserves / Restaurant
Providing you are tolerant of tour buses and high season crowds, this dramatically located Abbey offers a surprising range of things to see: a brief stroll from the abbey along the wooded shore leads to the Gothic church, for example, which is a fascin ... more...
Cong, Co. Mayo
Castle / Hotel / Restaurant
Ireland’s grandest castle hotel, with a history going back to the early 13th century, Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres of beautiful parkland.
Grandeur, formality and tranquillity are the essential characteristics, first seen in immaculately ma ... more...
Galway City, Co. Galway
Baking/Bakery / Bar / Hotel / Restaurant
Despite recent development at this seaside village, Barna has retained some of its old charm around the harbour area – and its location, handy to both Connemara and Galway City, is a huge attraction. And so is Fergus O’Halloran’s uniq ... more...
Leenane, Co. Galway
Café / Hotel / Restaurant / Speciality Store
Stunningly located on a 300-acre estate in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of the west of Ireland and eleven kilometres northwest of Leenane on the road to Louisburgh (R335), is Delphi Mountain Resort, a sensitively designed hotel, restaur ... more...
Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Michael O'Donoghue is a native of Inis Oirr (Inishere or Inisheer), the smallest of the Aran Islands, and a former jarvey. The story of how he met his American wife, Alissa, when he drove her and her grandparents around the island on a day trip to the ... more...
Connemara, Co. Galway
Internet/Phone Mail Order / Meat & Game / Online Shop
Born and bred on the beautiful hills of Connemara, Connemara Hill Lamb is a seasonal product. It has European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and is one of only a handful of Irish products to have comparable recognition: the use of the n ... more...
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Butchers / Meat & Game
Whether for a special joint of meat (local Connemara Hill Lamb, perhaps), or to top up with speciality foods, a visit to this wonderful shop is de rigeur for foodies when heading out west from Galway for a break in Connemara - and again when heading b ... more...
Clifden, Co. Galway
Food Market / Internet/Phone Mail Order
Eileen and Leo Halliday's well-stocked little shop sells handmade Connemara baskets, and provides a showcase for many excellent artisan products, both local and from further afield, but mainly Irish: Connemara smoked salmon, Irish farmhouse cheeses, yu ... more...
Barna, Co. Galway
Popular fishmonger and former fisherman Ali Galivandy supplies a good range of ultra fresh local fish daily, and is known for giving good customer service.
His experience with Irish fish and fishing goes back to 1981, when he started on the trawlers a ... more...