“The first time I came here it just felt like home”, says Bridget Roberts, recalling her family’s move to Connemara from the UK in 1979.  Since then, her children have grown up, with son Graham going on to run the Connemara Smokehouse (095 23739; www.smokehouse.ie). Perched at the end of Bunowen Pier, he’s happy to demonstrate the hand-made smoking process (tours run Wednesdays at 3pm during the summer), but what catches my eye are the fishy drawings Bridget’s grandkids (Graham’s kids) have pinned over the cash-register. That’s a family business.
by  Pól Ó Conghaile – Irish Independent Weekend-Travel, 21st March 2009