Date: 08/25/2005, 04:46 pm
Next day trip, our last, was probably the best. We explored Sky Road leading out of Clifden, and then headed north to Claddaghduff and then Cleggan. Cleggan was a neat little village–we didn’t take the ferry to Innishbofin. Opting instead to linger for lunch with the locals at Olivers. We ordered a “starter” portion of mussels and were amazed when the waitress brought us a huge bowl with at least 2 dozen mussels. Heaven. Then back through Clifden and on to Ballyconneely and Bunowen. Bunowen (there may have been another name for the two little villages on this point) was awesome: start with the ruins of a castle, a smokehouse where we bought lots of salmon to take home, and the most incredible little crescent, white sand, turqoise water beach you could imagine. Oh, and the Atlantic Ocean as blue as I’ve ever seen it (it matched Maui).
Date: 01/28/2006, 11:21 am
A great guest house would be Sea View it is central on the similar lines of Quay House if they are booked out this place is diffently (sic)worth a try.
A great place to eat in Clifden is Spice Club on the square in Clifden some people are put off by the name thinking all things spicey which is not the case at all the Chef himself is from the East boy can he cook.
Also a fantastic place to go is the Connemara Smokehouse in Ballyconneely for €5 you get a personal tour of the smokehouse process and methods and a tasting at the end and ask as many questions as you like they also got a Smoked Tuna which I was weary of thinking of tinned tuna but nothing like it, it was fantastic and a Honey Roast Smoked Salmon diffently a girly food yum we buy reguarly online www.smokehouse.ie you must try this place if you are in the Clifden area 20min from Clifden it is diffently worth it if you do go try and get the owner Graham a lovely young man.