Where To Shop & Eat in Connemara
Where To Shop, Eat & Stay in Connemara & Beyond
Local Crafts & Artisan Produce. Connemara has a wealth of artisan producers making everything from pottery, baskets, sea-weed based cosmetics to knit ware & paintings.
Bike Electric Connemara.
NEW! Taste of Connemara Tour.
Market Street, Clifden.
Traditional Irish music Store.
large selection of traditional CDs and DVDs.
Bridge Street, Clifden. Tel: 095 22680;
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.
Carrs Carpet & Furniture Centre.
Galway Road, Clifden
Tel: 095 22070.
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.
Service station and convenience store.
Contact: Chris Shanahan, Main Street, Clifden.
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
Craughwell Furniture Galway’s Premier Furniture Retailer, provides a superior and luxurious living experience. 6 Floors of top quality furniture & flooring.
Doonard, Craughwell. Tel: 091 846056
Gannon Sports was established in 1999. It has always been renowned for having a fantastic range of sport footwear, clothing and equipment with a wide range of brands to choose from Nike and Adidas to many brands that are hard to find in most stores such as Helly Hansen, Regatta and Cragghopper.
Tel: 353 (0)95 22268
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
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.
One of Clifden’s family establishments offering an extensive range of the finest Irish merchandise. Traditional Irish knitwear, designer sweaters, hand-crocheted lace garments, cashmere capes, wax jackets, hats, caps and accessories.
Lydons Carpets and Quality Wood Flooring have been providing a complete carpet and flooring service to the Galway and Connacht region for the past 20 years.
Tel: 091-868992, 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.
Clifden Late Night Shopping in Ohh! by Gum starts early on Friday 2nd December and Friday 9th December as we are running our Special Christmas shopping events during the day from 10am-6pm where we are offering “Buy 3 Items of Clothing and get the cheapest 1 FREE on both days. It’s a good chance for customers to avail of the Christmas spirit and a bargain if they can’t get out in the evenings.
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
Stanley’s – a family business since 1824 – is located on Lower Market St. As well as general drapery and household goods, the shop has an extensive range of Footwear.
Stanleys, Market St. Clifden – 095 2103
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.
Viviana (Italian boutique). Lots to choose from… Handbags, Jewellery, Wallets, Scarves, Woollen Hats, Woollen Blankets, Gloves, Clothing, Shoes & Boots.
Tel: 95 30751
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
Connemara Sands Hotel is one of very few beachfront hotels on the west-coast of Ireland, located next to the Blue Flag Awarded, White Sandy Beach of Mannin Bay with stunning views across the aquamarine ocean that would rival any beach worldwide.
An ideal place from which to explore the most tranquil, unspoiled and interesting country/sea side to be found anywhere in the country.
Mannin Bay, Ballyconneely.
Tel: + 353 (0)95 23030
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.
The beautiful, rugged and unspoilt natural scenery of Connemara lies right on our doorstep and creates a soft and balanced contrast to the vibrant and eclectic surroundings of life in Galway City. Voted recently as one of the friendliest cities in the world by ‘Travel & Leisure’ magazine, the scene is well and truly set in Glenlo Abbey to offer the opportunity for enchanting memories to be created.
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.
E.J. Kings Bars & Restaurant is situated on the corner of Market St. We have excellent day and evening menus in the bar, and a superb restaurant upstairs with gracious staff dedicated to meeting your needs. For entertainment We feature live music every night.
Tom King’s Bar is one of the oldest family-run pubs in Clifden, now in the third generation of the family. Located in the heart of Clifden on Market Square.
Tom King, The Square
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.
Music every weekend
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
Perfectly positioned at the cusp of the city and the gateway to Connemara, The Westwood stands between the hum of artistic Galway to the East, and the brittle beauty of the Atlantic Coast to the West. A central spot for the business or conference guest as well as an ideal base for the leisure traveller, The Westwood Hotel is just a mile and a half from Galway’s Shop Street.
Tel: +353 (0)91 521 442
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Tel: 095 21101 / 43973 / 31128
“Do you suffer from muscle discomfort, chronic aches or pains or a sports injury?. Well Sheamus Cloherty sports therapy can help you.
Every Monday a clinic is held in Clifden Station House Leisure Centre.
Fully qualified sports therapist specialising in Injury rehabilitation and prevention, deep tissue sports massage, dry needling trigger point therapy
Tel: 087 2320138.
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.
Based in Sandyford in Dublin, and Headford and Moycullen in Galway, we provide financial solutions on Family Protection, Business Protection, Retirement Planning, Pensions and Mortgages.
We adapt to our clients ever-changing financial circumstances and in doing so develop lasting financial relationships. Our aim at all times is to not only provide value but more importantly add value. Our focus will always be on our clients as they have made us what we are – Their first and last “Trusted Financial Adviser”.
Tel: 091 556399 & 093 34033.
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, Letterfrack
We stock all the Irish country favourites as well all the local independant artists in folk, Irish Trad, Celtic, Irish Craic & contemporary. We Promise next day delivery anywhere in Ireland and the UK. & 3 days anywhere else. We are passionate about Irish Music & the country music revival going on here. Add us to favourites and keep an eye on our site for special offers & give aways.
Car Valeting – Full and mini valets now available in Claddaghduff !
Valets starting from €25…for more information. Tel: Aidan on 087 0520292.
The geological formations of Connemara in the West of Ireland produce truly unique varieties of stone. Corbett Stone is a long-established business in the heart of Connemara, just 3 miles from the town of Clifden.
There are many types, colours & sizes of natural local stone to choose from, including garnet & limestone. All of our stone is hand-picked to your preference,
Tel: 95 2174.
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.
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.
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
With over 200 years’ experience providing fuel and home heating oil to customers across Connemara and across Ireland, Top oil is an Irish owned company with a focus on product quality and customer service. Tel: 095 21777
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
Western Veterinary, Clifden is under new ownership. The vets are Niamh and Francois Walch.
We are continuing to offer the same services as before with extended opening hours on Saturday from 9.30am – 2pm. We would welcome people to drop in with any queries you might have.
Tel: 095 22209.