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Local Attractions

Local Dining and Entertainment

Connemara is home to several good places to dine, drink and take in some good, traditional irish music.


Ballynahinch (3km, 3 minute's drive)

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel:

Whether you enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in their rustic pub, or an elegant dinner in the famous Owenmore Restaurant, any meal at the historic Ballynahinch Castle will be the culinary highlight of your visit to Connemara.


Cashel (7km, 7 minute's drive)

Cashel House Hotel:

This elegant, secluded country house serves lunch, afternoon tea and gourmet dinners featuring fresh local seafood, quail, venison, lamb and beef – and complimented by fresh vegetables from their organic gardens.


Roundstone (7km, 10 minute's drive)

Vaughan's Bar and Restaurant

A casual pub with a separate cosy calm dining room, Vaughan's family-run & owned Roundstone House Hotel offer a top quality extensive and generous menu. Their outdoor eating area and all window tables have a panaoramic view of the bay. Booking advised.


Beola Restaurant

Located next to Eldon's Hotel, the Beola offers fine dining with a wide selection of local seafood.

O'Dowd's Seafood Restaurant and Bar

Run by the O'Dowd family for five generations, this friendly pub overlooks the harbor and serves "pub grub" daily.


Roundstone Café

Operated by the O'Dowd family, and right next door to their restaurant and bar, the café serves light fare: pizzas, soups, sandwiches, rolls, and stews, which are also available for take away.

Shamrock Bar

Serving lunch and dinner, with an assortment of local seafood, with a friendly pub atmosphere.

Clifden (15km, 20 minute drive)

The Marconi Restaurant

The Marconi Restaurant is a fully-licensed restaurant personally supervised by the owners, offering a wide gourmet menu based on the finest local produce, with fresh seafood and Connemara lamb a speciality, all at affordable prices.


Wonderful, family-run restaurant offers you the freshest catch landed daily in the heart of Connemara. Housed in a turn of the century building with an emphasis on stone and wood, this restaurant has two floors with open fires on both, which offers a cosy feel and an ambiance that enhances any dining experience. Delicious!

The Connemara Hamper

The best stop to make your own picnic lunch or dinner, featuring Irish farmhouse cheeses, Connemara smoked salmon, patés, salamis, Parma and home-baked hams, and wonderful selections of olives, caperberries, and sun-dried tomatoes, plus a good a selection of French, Spanish and Italian organic wines, and organic fruit/vegetables in season.

Guy's Pub and Snug

Lovely open turf fires, 'snugs' and cosy alcoves in which to dine, great atmosphere and great bar menu. Guy's pizzas a speciality!

J. Conneely's Bar

Enjoy the view from the balcony overlooking Clifden Bay with traditional music every night.

Clifden Station House Bar and Signal Restaurant

A tastefully restored railway station house with evening meals specializing in local lamb and seafood. Live entertainment in the bar every weekend.


Mannion's Bar

This popular pub serves food daily and has won awards for its authentic atmosphere and traditional Irish music.

Lowry's Bar

A true, traditional Irish pub, with great pub food, traditional atmosphere and excellent traditional Irish music sessions.

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