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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Sean and Mary Hamilton’s lovely little restaurant is just what the weary traveller hopes to happen on when touring or walking in this beautiful area.
They’re open through the afternoon and evening every day during the summer, serving relia ... more...
Leenane, Co. Galway
Hotel / Restaurant
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...
Inishbofin, Co. Galway
Locally known as 'Murray's' and in the family for three generations, the Doonmore Hotel was built on the site of the Murray family farmhouse in 1968; overlooking the sea and sand dunes of Inishbofin, with geraniums along the front lounge, it looks more ... more...
Aran Islands, Co. Galway
B&B / Café / Classes/Courses / Cookery School / Restaurant
Inis Oirr, the smallest and most easterly of the Aran Islands is a tranquil place, perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxed walks and swimming in crystal clear waters.
At the south end of the island and a 5 minute walk along the sea from the pier, ... more...
Clonbur, Co. Galway
The pretty village of Clonbur lies between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask in Connemara, in a wonderfully scenic and restful area that attracts fisherfolk, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers.
In the centre of the village is the Lynch family’s frien ... more...
Barna, Co. Galway
In a line of pretty shops with ample parking, this is one of the newer restaurants in the busy Barna suburb of Galway and its contemporary duck egg blue and cream shopfront is both inviting and welcoming, with clear signage declaring its Italian and Se ... 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...
Clifden, Co. Galway
Overlooking the square, this is one of the few restaurants in Clifden with outdoor seating to the front, making it the ideal place to sit in fine weather - for people-watching and just to relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Add a glass of chilled wine and s ... more...
Although it’s a bit away from the main town centre, there’s plenty of reason to visit the Station House Courtyard, with its interesting exhibits and classy shopping. Interesting, classy food too at this bright and welcoming daytime re ... more...