If you’re planning a staycation this year you should definitely consider exploring Connemara and all it has to offer. Here we have the top 3 spots to get a bite to eat, all equally delicious!
O’DOWD’S SEAFOOD BAR, RESTAURANT & CAFE
Located in the centre of Roundstone village, overlooking the harbour with panoramic views over Roundstone Bay and the Twelve Bens, the O’Dowd family has run the business for four generations since 1906. Famous for excellent fresh local seafood and outstanding hospitality, a visit here is a must.
Roundstone, Co. Galway. Telephone: 095 35809 Email: odowdsseafoodbar.com
Part of daily life on Market Street in Clifden for over 65 years, Connemara’s only craft bakery has evolved and developed over the years under the ownership of Cathal and Joan Walsh and their hardworking staff. Open daily from 8.30am all year round, Walsh’s Coffee House and Deli, along with their splendid Bake Shop, are buzzing with locals and tourists enjoying handcrafted sandwiches, hot meals, gourmet coffees and, of course, the scrumptiously yummy breads, cakes, and pastries all created in their own on-site bakery.
Market Street, Clifden. Telephone: 095 21283 Website: walshsbakery.ie
VELDON’S SEAFARER BAR & RESTAURANT
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Veldon’s Seafarer award-winning bar and restaurant is nestled in Letterfrack village at one of the main crossroads in Connemara Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, where the landscape is shaped by the sea and the local characters are full of creativity and chat, the bar is hub of activity for visitors and locals alike. With a separate bar and restaurant served great food all day, Veldon’s is the perfect place to stop for a quick coffee and sandwich before you carry on with your journey, a hearty steak after you have conquered Diamond Hill, or make a weekend of it and enjoy the relaxed ambiance of their bar and restaurant.
Letterfrack, Connemara, Co. Galway. Telephone: 095 41046 Website: veldons.ie