Where To Shop & Eat in Connemara
Where To Shop, Eat & Stay in Connemara & Beyond
Broderick’s Euronics Electrical in Westport & Castlebar is one of the best known home appliance and home entertainment retailers in Mayo, stocking all the leading home appliance brands and digital TVs.
Broderick Electrical Westport Tel: 098 28130.
Established in 1974, the Celtic Shop and Tara Jewellers has been a most popular choice for visitors to Connemara for the past 30 years, who have a discerning eye for quality. Experienced staff ensures that you receive personal attention and friendly help in making your choice from the fine selection of Jewellery, Gifts and Crafts.
Tel: 095 21064.
Fast, efficient service & knowledgeable staff provide a full pharmacy service and advice on health matters, including alternative medicines. One hour photo processing.
Builder suppliers & general merchants. Roof timber, plumbing, heating, home fuel & gas. Agents for Tegral slate. Decking, ropes, life jackets. For farming – Fence posts, wire & gates.
Galway Rd, Clifden. Tel: 095-21476, Fax: 095-21877
Owned and managed by Sally & Brendan Madden. Stockists of Irish Farmhouse Cheeses. Organic Wine Specialists. Takeaways Coffee & Lunches
Bespoke Hampers Made to Order. Based in Connemara, Ireland. Order Online or In-store.
Evergreen Health Foods have been serving top quality health products to our customers since we first opened our doors in April 1992. Our stores have built up a reputation for having a wide selection of the top name brands in the natural health and beauty industry. We also sell a wide range of specialised foods, some of which are exclusively available in Galway and the West of Ireland to the seven Evergreen stores, and on our website. Our knowledgeable staff are always at hand to answer any health-related questions.
Food & Wine, Groceries, Petrol Station, Post Office, Pub.
Joyce’s Grocery – Bar & Hardware
Clifden’s largest Supermarket, employing over 65 local people.
Kavanagh Supervalu, Clifden – 095 21182
King’s Paper & Gift Shop is a friendly family run business in the heart of Clifden. Our customers are locals and visitors alike and we have lots of products and services to cater for our many customers. With the help of our staff we aim to provide a friendly and helpful service. We are happy to offer suggestions on gift ideas and if we don’t have what you need we will try to get it for you. Our staff will always go the extra mile for our customers.
This is a unique supermarket, situated in the picturesque village of Letterfrack. We stock an amazing selection of world class wines, local & gourmet cheeses, homemade breads, local fish and Connemara lamb in our gourmet deli. We also sell newspapers, sweets & other conveniences.
At McHale Agri Forest & Garden, our aim is to provide the best possible solutions to our customers needs at the keenest possible prices. We have many years experience in the forest & garden machinery sector.
We are Mayo’s leading Garden Machinery Sales & Service Centre Specialising in the Repair & Maintenance of Lawnmowers, Chainsaws, Hedgetrimmers, Strimmers, Brushcutters, Leaf Blowers and Long Reach Polesaws and Hedgetrimmers.
Tel: 094 902 7896, Email:
High-class quality beef, lamb, pork, and our own home cured bacon. Award winning black & white puddings and homemade sausages. Fresh Connemara eggs also available.
Tel: 095 21273
Peter Murphy Lighting & Electrical, Unit 2 Westside Shopping Centre, Galway, County Galway.
Shipping from €9.99 in Galway City and County.
Tel: 091 525 224.
Nicholas O’Connor homevalue hardware first opened in April 1977 in Lettermore Co. Galway and then a second, state of the art premises was opened in 2007 in Casla Industrial Estate Co. Galway.
We pride ourselves on our support of local and Irish produce and business, and have won awards representing us in this respect. Most recently the Best Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Award at the Octabuild Builders Merchants Awards 2011.
Our shop provides for all from the tradesmen to the general public, and aims to cater for all customers and their needs.
We stock Ulster, Navan, Ryalux and Pownall carpets. Plus a great selection of natural sisal carpets, and allergy-friendly carpets, linos and vinyls. Great deals to be had on carpet and vinyl ends and discounts on ALL stock. Open until 6pm Mon to Fri and 5pm Saturday.
Tel: 098 27073
Call in for your Carpentry Tools. We specialise in American Saw Blades & Mechanics Tools.
Select Products, Mill Street, Westport – 087 2706002
Sweeney Oil started in Clifden in 1987, we now also have depots in Clifden, Galway and Ballinrobe.
We are a truly independent company with values, principals based on serving the customer, fair and above board in our dealings, taking the long term view to building our business. We supply the best value Home Heating Oil in Galway.
Tel: 095 22636.
Open year round, Walsh’s Café and Cake Shop are abuzz with locals & tourists enjoying handcrafted sandwiches, hot meals, gourmet coffees & teas and, of course, the many scrumptiously yummy breads, cakes and pastries created in the bakery.
Tel: 095 21283
Food & Drink
The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is located on the aptly named Sky Road overlooking the quaint alpine like village of Clifden, Connemara.
The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is nestled in the romantic setting of the Twelve Bens with beautiful views overlooking Clifden Bay. The warm and friendly staff are always at hand to make your stay special, guaranteeing you an unforgettable experience.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of the finest 4 star luxury castle hotels in Ireland. Voted number one in Ireland by Condé Nast readers. Set in a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway. This authentic and unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking its famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful 12 Bens Mountain range. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is the perfect base for a touring or activity break or simply relaxing. Expert guides are available to assist in every activity, on the sea, the mountains, rivers and trails or in the library exploring the rich culture of this spectacular region.
Tel: + 353 (0)95 31006
Óstán Chuan Chárna/Carna Bay Hotel is owned and managed by the Cloherty Family and has recently been extensively refurbished and upgraded.
The hotel is situated on ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ route in the heart of the West Connemara Gaeltacht and is surrounded by some of the finest scenery in Ireland, and is an ideal base for touring the Connemara Region.
A perfect start on your venture on the Wild Atlantic Way, Cashel House Hotel overlooks the majestic Cashel Bay on the west coast of Ireland. Here a traditional welcome awaits guests in this classic country house retreat. Built in the 19th century this gracious country home was converted to a family run four star hotel in 1968 by the McEvilly family. Situated in the heart of Connemara and nestling in the peaceful surroundings of 50 acres of gardens and woodland walks this little bit of paradise offers an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, beaches, sea and lake fishing, golf and horse riding.
Cashel House is located 8 miles from the beautiful fishing village of Roundstone, a beacon for artists and naturalists. The buzzy town of Clifden and nearby Kylemore Abbey & Gardens are less than 25 minutes drive from Cashel House. Cashel House is the ideal location for exploring the Aran Islands.
The Clifden Station House Hotel is highly known for its welcoming atmosphere, excellent reputation and is one of the most popular family hotels in Galway. The cozy, warm hotel has a great variety of family rooms, 4-star self-catering apartments, an indoor swimming pool and a free kids club throughout the school holidays. Kids under 12 years of age stay free (B&B) when sharing with adults.
Nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the Delphi valley, Delphi Resort is a hidden gem immersed within the wilderness of Connemara and South Mayo. Breathtaking mountain vistas provide a dramatic backdrop to the 4 star Resort, which overlooks the banks of the Bundorragha River.
Welcome to our wonderful home at Glenlo Abbey which has been welcoming guests since 1740.
Nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm, personable and luxurious base during their travels to Galway.
Tel: + 353 91 519600
Located on Main Street in the heart of Clifden, Guy’s Bar has been welcoming visitors to Connemara for over a century.
Market Street, Clifden.
Tel: 095 21130.
Come to Kylemore and experience woodland and lakeshore walks, magnificent buildings and Ireland’s largest Walled Garden! New for 2019 is our brand new visitor experience in the Abbey, From Generation to Generation…..the story of Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy wholesome food and delicious home-baking in our Café or Garden Tea House. History talks take place three times a day in the Abbey and tours of the Walled Garden take place throughout the summer. Browse our Craft and Design Shop for unique gifts including Kylemore Abbey Pottery and award-winning chocolates handmade by the Benedictine nuns. Discover the beauty, history, and romance of Ireland’s most intriguing estate in the heart of the Connemara countryside.
Set in spectacular scenery, in the heart of Connemara
Surrounded on all sides by dramatic mountain ranges and the shores of Lough Inagh, this boutique hotel occupies an elegant fishing lodge dating to 1880.
Recess Tel: 095 34706.
The 4 star GN Mulranny Park Hotel is perched on a unique site overlooking Clew Bay & Croagh Patrick Mountain beyond. We are located on the Great Western Greenway in the most scenic section of the route and the perfect cycling and walking holiday base. We are only a few steps away from the sand and sea of the beautiful Mulranny Beach which has been awarded the coveted blue flag and is ideal for family breaks. Uniquely located on the Wild Atlantic Way, this is the ideal base for walking, cycling and as a wedding venue or just a relaxing break and a proven place as one of the best wedding hotels in Ireland.
Situated in the centre of Roundstone village and over-looking the most picturesque working harbour in the West of Ireland, O’Dowds has been serving both locals & visitors since 1840.
O’Dowds Seafood Bar and Restaurant, Roundstone. Tel. 00353 95 35809
No visit to Connemara is complete without a meal at Off The Square, be it our Full Irish Breakfast, Lunch Specials, or indeed a knock-yer-socks-off Dinner. Wine is served by the bottle or glass, as is a variety of beers, and our Desserts are not to be missed! Spacious and welcoming, you can find us on Clifden’s Main Street – just ‘off the Square!’.
00353 (0)95 22281
Renvyle house Hotel is a historic country house hotel, situated in the wild splendour of Connemara on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way.
The hotel is located on 150 acres which include a private lake, 1km of beach, woodlands and gardens. Over several centuries, Renvyle House has been built, pulled down, rebuilt, burned to ashes and rebuilt once again. A Chieftain of one of the oldest and most powerful Gaelic clans in Connacht once lived here. It was also the home of poet, statesman and surgeon Oliver St. John Gogarty (Buck Mulligan Of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”).
Veldon’s Seafarer award-winning bar and restaurant is located in Letterfrack village at one of the main crossroads in Connemara – the heart of Connemara! We are located along the Wild Atlantic Way where the landscape is shaped by the sea and the local characters are full of creativity and chat.
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Clifden Comhaltas is a branch of the national organisation Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann. With a large youthful membership, the branch is very active and has lots of activities going on throughout the year.
Connemara Pony Sales are held in Clifden, Connemara, Co. Galway. They are Ireland’s leading and largest sale of Connemara Ponies.
Connemara Livestock Sales Ltd. Marts Livestock. Tel: 095 21861.
Indoors Bowls, Bingo, Boxfit Yoga & many other events all at Clifden Town Hall.
If you’re thinking of traveling to the West of Ireland, and in particular Connemara, well then you’ve come to the right place. Recognised worldwide for its rich landscape and heritage, Connemara is a great place for business and leisure.
Connemara West plc is a community development company based in Letterfrack in the heart of Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland. Established in 1971, initially to promote a self-catering tourism project at Tullycross, Renvyle Thatched Cottages, it is now an integral part of the Connemara community.
Welcome to Diamonds of Renvyle – a collection of four separate family run businesses, namely: Renvyle Fisheries Connemara, Diamonds Equestrian Centre & Pony Farm, Diamonds Bar & Restaurant and Diamonds Self Catering Accommodation, all run by the Diamond family, who have been in business for the past 4 generations.
Tel. 095 43486.
Here at the Diamond Hair Studio you will find a warm, friendly and professional environment. All aspects of hair styling, cutting and colouring catered for ladies and gents alike.
We specialize in upstyles for all those memorable occasions, débutante ball or even ladies day at the races.
For Weddings we will go where the bride needs us and we can arrange beauticians, to make sure she is perfect for her special day.
Tel: 095 41999.
Duffy, Burke & Company is a firm of business advisors, accountants and auditors situated in Galway. We are a leading provider of accounting and advisory services in the west of Ireland. We are regulated by the Institute of Incorporated Public Accountantss in Ireland and have Registered Auditor status.
We believe in a client-focused service offering and so Duffy, Burke & Company provides a comprehensive range of services from Audit & Assurance, Taxation services, Advisory Services, Company Secretarial Services and other professional services.
Eden Training provides contracted training to various Education and Training Boards nationwide (formerly the VECs and IVEA). Solas is the State Organisation responsible for funding, planning and co-ordinating Further Education and Training (FET) in Ireland.
FORUM Connemara Ltd. is a rural development partnership of voluntary, community and statutory bodies based in Non Gaeltacht Connemara, with the objective of putting in place strategies and programmes to tackle the problem of rural decline and peripherality. FORUM was established by Connemara West in 1989 as one of the model action projects of the Poverty Three Programme (1989-1994).
Galway County Council is responsible for the administrative area of County Galway, excluding Galway City.
The Council is responsible for the planning, design and construction of important infrastructures, such as roads,water supply, drainage facilities and certain social and quasi-social services, such as housing, fire stations, libraries and burial grounds.
Galway Rural Development (GRD) is one of 50 Local Development Companies (LDCs) in Ireland delivering a range of EU and national programmes.
GRD administers the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP), LEADER, the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), and TÚS Programme. GRD also acts as a sponsor of a Community Employment Scheme providing maintenance work for local communities and clerical and administrative support.
The Institute of Education was founded in 1969 by Mr. Raymond Kearns who was then Senior Mathematics Master at Gonzaga College. Set up initially to provide private grinds in Maths to both teachers and Leaving Certificate students, the classes were so successful that a site was soon hired on Leeson Street in Dublin, and the classes extended to cover a range of Leaving Certificate subjects.
Our 90 minute cruise offers wonderful views of this beautiful landscape.
Kids go free (0 – 10 years) – highly enjoyable for all ages.
We are a one stop shop for all your motoring needs located in Kylemore in Co. Galway.
Here at Kylemore Service Station we provide the following services. Car Sales, Car Servicing (fully equipped service workshop), Crash Repairs, 24 Hour Recovery, Tyres (supply and fit, Mobile tyre fitting service.
Since 2005 LightNet have been supplying customers with high quality wireless broadband across rural areas of the west of Ireland.
We are committed to the highest quality in all we do and are continually expanding both our wireless network and the level of service we provide. As a local company our dedicated support team ensures that our customers get accurate and timely replies to any queries or issues all in a friendly and cooperative manner.
If you think that you can’t get great home broadband in rural areas…think again.
Tel: 091 395804
Roundstone Musical Instruments is the studio and shop of renowned bodhrán maker Malachy Kearns, or Malachy Bodhrán as he is fondly know. The Bodhrán is one of the oldest Irish musical instruments, a one sided hand held drum that is made through traditional methods using treated goat’s skin stretched onto a Birch frame. Colourful designs are hand painted onto the bodhrán including by request family crests.
Our ethos is simple – to help children and young people to make healthier food choices by making healthy food available in schools.
We make it easy for kids to have access to healthy and delicious food at school – with zero cost or hassle to the school..
West Coast Insulation specialise in cavity wall and attic insulation. We offer a professional & effective service and ensure all our work is done to the highest possible standards. Using the highest quality materials we provide insulation to new and existing homes all over Connemara, Galway and Mayo.
West Coast Insulation – 087 142 1414
We are a Veterinary Practice in Clifden, Co. Galway. Covering all your Veterinary needs, farm animals, equine and small animals catered for. Pet shop and cattery at the premises also.
Tel: 095 22209.