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O'Dowd's Bar - Connemara

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Character Pub / Pub / Restaurant

2 euro Pub with good food and atmosphere Serious About Seafood
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O'Dowd's Bar - Connemara
Roundstone Co Galway
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Tel: +353 95 35809

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The O’Dowd family have been welcoming visitors to this much-loved pub overlooking the harbour for longer than most people care to remember
  • Boat Trips
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Bistro
  • Café
  • Seafood
  • Traditional Irish
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Pub Grub
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

O'Dowd's Bar - Connemara

The O’Dowd family have been welcoming visitors to this much-loved pub overlooking the harbour for longer than most people care to remember.


There are some new developments from time to time, but the old bar is always the same – or at least it was until recently, when the Guide was shocked to find a (very attractive) smart new facade and a new front door.


Inside it was reassuring familiar, however, and it remains one of those simple places, with the comfort of an open fire and a good pint, where people congregate in total relaxation - if they can get in (it can be very busy in the summer months).


A reasonably priced bar menu majoring in seafood offers sustenance (the seafood chowder is legendary) or, for more formal meals, the restaurant next door does the honours:mussels, crab, hot buttered lobster, in-shell Aran Bay prawns in garlic butter etc; non-fish eaters will be pleased to find some other choices, including Connemara lamb; simple puds like blackberry & apple pie to finish. Magic.

Restaurant seats 36. Meals 12-10 daily (to 9.30 in pub); reservations required in restaurant. Early bird D €19.50, 5-7pm, also a la carte. House wine from €19.50. SC 10% on parties of 6+. Children welcome before 7pm (high chair, children's menu). Free broadband wi/fi. *Self-catering accommodation available - details on application. Closed 25 Dec. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 01-08-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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O'Dowd's with boat in foreground
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