A must visit for lovers magnificent smoked salmon, tuna, oysters and other fish.

S.Burke via FB 22 / 07 / 18

At Bunowen Pier, we stop at the Connemara Smokehouse for a package of Gravadlax (smoked salmon marinated in sugar, salt, dill, and Irish whiskey), which comes with its own dill mustard sauce. We savor the smoked salmon with creme fraiche, mustard sauce, and grain bread from Dublin’s Avoca. It doesn’t taste like any lox I’ve had before; it has a fine texture and is incredibly gentle in flavor.

Dakota Arkin Cafourek via FB 18 / 06 / 18

We had the smoked mackerel for dinner, best smoked mackerel ever.

M. Turner via Mail 15 / 06 / 18

Yummy best Irish smoked salmon, a cut above the rest.

D. Ling via FB 02 / 05 / 18

Well worth the trip. Beautiful scenery on your way to deliciousness.

W. Reddy via FB 29 / 11 / 17

For Information, it’s better to call first.
I came back the next day for a French tour.
We can see that Graham (the boss) loves his job and his products.
To complete the demonstration a delicious product tasting. Smoked mackerel deserves attention.
Thank you Graham.

F. Lauga via FB 02 / 08 / 17

Great visit, demonstration and tasting vive montpellier

S. Roma via FB 29 / 07 / 17

Great products . Tried smoked salmon and mackerel , fantastic 

A. Peruško via FB 06 / 07 / 17

The smoked tuna of connemara smokehouse is a killing! A Prince’s delight.

P. Martin via FB 02 / 05 / 17

Excellent Salmon I order every year at Christmas!
A. Tanferri via FB 02 / 05 / 17
Salmon is really too good 
E.  Vivier via FB 01 / 04 / 17


C. Salamanque via FB 31 / 03 / 17

Enjoyed the salmon so much that we bought from you last summer and nothing else comes near it in terms of flavour and texture!

P. Sibert via Mail 10 / 01 / 17

This Christmas I was the lucky recipient of a gift from your wonderful smoke house, it was not only a generous gift, but also a heavenly flavour and texture,alas nothing will ever taste the same again.

M. Byrne via Mail 07 / 01 / 17

Excellent smoked fishes. Wild salmon is very good and delicious. Great products and quality.

G. Pain via FB 30 / 11 / 16

A treat since we tasted this one we don’t buy others!
R. Le Jeune via FB 30 / 11 / 16

Interesting place to visit, nice people and, of course, delicious salmon ! Excellent products and we buy them every year for Christmas !!!

M. Duque via FB 16 / 11 / 16

A good place to visit with a taster on hand when you walk in. Check opening times before visiting.

A. Williams via FB 27 / 09 / 16

Congratulations to Nicolas for his explanations, it was top!!! I invite tourists who are in the area check it out.

T. Evasion via FB 25 / 07 / 16

Christmas Day wouldn’t be the same without your amazing smoked Salmon. Many thanks, kind regards, all the very best for 2016.

T. Branscombe via FB 27 / 12 / 15

The CONNEMARA for me it ‘s the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

M.Turon via FB 27 / 12 / 15

My ordered arrived today as planned. Can’t wait to taste your salmon, the best I have ever tasted. You guys are the best.

P. Bateman via FB 09 / 12 / 15

Orders received on time and already tasted, did not have the patience to wait for Christmas! Always so good!! Thank you!

Marie-Pierre Estali-Brussol via FB 08 / 12 / 15

Quality products will always be sought after, great foods.

P. Fahy via FB 08 / 12 / 15

The best Irish wild salmon !
Highly recommended !!!

Franco Franchini via FB 23 / 11 / 15

We visited in 2009 and since we in order every year for Christmas!

R. Le Jeune via FB 05 / 11 / 15

The Wild Salmon is indescribable! Too too good!

Michéle Péchin via FB 28 / 08 / 15

Just to say thank you to all the team who made our visit to the Smokehouse so enjoyable and interesting yesterday.  We enjoyed our  mackerel and tuna mousse last night for supper. We’ve been buying Connemara Smokehouse products for years but never realised the care and professionalism that goes into producing the final product .
Best of luck to all involved for future success

R. McDermott via Mail 27 / 08 / 15

Delicious products discovered and appreciated during an escape in Ireland

Solhene Arthaaud via FB 06 / 08 / 15

The honey smoked salmon is delicious. Thank you for our tour when we dropped in. Great people.

Angela Cripps via FB 25 / 07 / 15

We love our visit to connemara smokehouse. The people who work there are really adorable and the salmon is just excellent! Thank you very much for this beautiful moment in Ireland.

Marie Serin via FB 10 / 07 / 15

Miammm thank you Connemara Smokehouse!

Nicolas Bonnet via FB 05 / 06 / 15

Velvety flavorful organic smoked salmon from Connemara Smokehouse. Absolutely melt in your mouth delicious.  You’ll love the salmon even more once you meet Graham and learn all about his passion for smoked fish!

Ottsworld Travel  via P 04 / 11 / 14

Amazing kind dedicated family

Mary Rutledge via FB 13 / 08 / 14

Friends showed off their organic smoked salmon. A treat. We recommend this year.

Muriel Destin via FB 16 / 07 / 14

Enjoyed our visit and will enjoy the salmon more!

Jane Melvin via FB 04 / 07 / 14

Even the kids can’t get enough of the Connemara Smokehouse finest!

Des Field Corbett 24 / 05 / 14

Great location,all it needs is a place to sit and enjoy their excellent smoked fish with a glass of wine and enjoy the view of the Atlantic.

Tomás Nevin via FB 31 / 03 / 14

If you’re adventurous, and in Galway, make your way over to Bunowen (a little village on the north side of the bay) to the Connemara Smokehouse on Bunowen Pier, for *the best* smoked fish you will ever eat in your life. Their honey tuna is heaven. If I could figure out an easy way to ship a boatload to my house, I would. It is easily *the best* smoked fish I have had. Ever…beyond that, words do not suffice.

Robert K via TA 12 / 01 / 14

Excellent salmon, warm hospitality and a serious shipping service

Benoit Talbot via FB 28 / 12 / 13

The Connemara Smokehouse (which you simply *must* do if you’re in Galway for any length of time) and consume it while in Ireland (which you likely will once you’ve tasted it – we couldn’t stop till it was all gone)

RK Arizona via TA 30 / 12 / 13

Located – literally – on the edge of the earth, I drove all through Connemara yesterday and called in to get some bits for Xmas, and met Graham Roberts on his way out the gate. One of his staff showed me around very quickly – the staff were singing and dancing around as they worked, it was a touch Willy Wonka. Great place.

William Barry Food Journal Dec ’13

The best smoked salmon I have ever tasted!

Pierre de Lansalut 18 / 11 / 13

Connemara Smokehouse smoked salmon it’s truly amazing!

Zera Phinchen TA 21 / 08 / 13

Tasted the wild salmon with my chef friend. We were blown away and his first question was does he deliver?

A. Bane via Twitter 15 / 05 / 13

Delicious lunch at The gCounter fish cakes featuring @OldSmoky Smoked Salmon

J. Dalton via Twitter 14 / 05 / 13

My friend Graham is a true character- I’m glad the Irish Times caught up..his honey roast salmon is amazing get it and the smoked salmon at Connemara Smokehouse.

M. Ni Riain via FB 11 / 05 / 13

Brilliant product, best smoked salmon I have tasted in years and the smoked tuna is stunning, well done.

J. Duffy via FB 09 / 05 / 13

Well done, read the Galway Advert piece there – excellent!

M.Walsh via FB 09 / 05 / 13

You’re the BEST!!!

M. Davidson via FB 08 / 05 / 13

The Salmon looks amazing. Perfectly demonstrating your skills.

F. Ponnavoy via FB 05 / 05 / 13

Well done Saoirse & Graham Roberts – Fantastic ambassadors for Connemara! (Économusée)

M. Hehir via FB 03 / 05 / 13

An absolutely stunning day, well done Graham, Saoirse  & children and to all the team at Connemara Smokehouse and to Stefan Matz of Ashford Castle who joined the celebrations as they launch the first Irish Artisan Food Économusée (Living Museum). Today it was the best place to be in the world! Well done all and enjoy the festivities.

N. D’arcy via FB 30 / 04 / 13

Graham and his boy’s today at the Connemara Smokehouse launch of ecomomusee (living museum). It’s only the second of its kind in Ireland. Such a little treasure here on the west coast.

C. Prendergast via FB 30 / 04 / 13

The Connemara Smokehouse Salmon is prepared a little further out in Connemara near Clifden but it is without doubt the best old smoked salmon I have ever tasted.

Pound Farm House UK via TA 26 / 04 / 13

Well done, great to see ye get so much fab coverage both RTE and ITV ye are doing amazing work for Connemara and the west 🙂 love it.

C. Foodies via FB 26 / 03 / 13

Just saw the James Nesbit bit, place looked great, I want some smoked salmon now!

I. Mannix via FB 25 / 03 / 13

Excellent, well done on getting such excellent national and international coverage for this part of Connemara. (Nationwide & James Nesbit’s Ireland)

A. Kennelly via FB 25 / 03 / 13

Congrats Graham & Saoirse a great advertisement for the Connemara area on both Nationwide and James Nesbitt’s programme tonight. Keep up the good work. Well Done.

R O’Toole via FB 25 / 03 / 13

I really enjoyed meeting you and your family with our friends over the Christmas Holidays. Also enjoyed the best smoked salmon in the world!

M. Davidson via FB 10 / 03 / 13

Love your products!

C. McNamara via FB 10 / 03 / 13

I love Connemara smokehouse…..maybe I`ll see you next year, sláinte 🙂

K. Schneider via FB 16 / 12 / 12

Thanks again for the smoked salmon I used with the chicken dish in yesterdays demonstration, the tasters just couldn’t get enough of it!!!

E. Hoult via FB 01 / 10 / 12

This is the best smoked fish I’ve ever had, and I eat a lot of this type of thing.

A. Pack, Chicago via FB 13 / 09 / 12


R. Peters via FB 11 / 08 / 12

Yesterday’s lunch, at home in Luxembourg. These tasty fillets voyaged back with us from a visit to you just last Thursday. The smokey richness of the mackerel transported us once again to the West coast of Ireland and that gorgeous beach in the bay by the smokehouse. Thanks for your hospitality when we visited. Even the kids (aged 9 & 2) were enthused by your smokey offerings ! We’ll hopefully make it back before too long…

G. Johnston via FB 03 / 08 / 12

One mouthful of the buttery-textured ‘wild’ product might take one’s mind off the cost factor. We succumbed and took some home as a special treat.

Pedro (Spain) via FB 15 / 07 / 12

We visited the Connemara Smokehouse in May and left with a load of produce… and we were right to do so! First of all it made our holidays last longer, each time we opened one of the packets – and I don’t know where to start… I don’t even bother with any recipes, simply a good bread and some lemon accompanied by a glass of wine – your fish does not need anything more!.. and you can even drop the bread and lemon. For me the peppered mackerel is a real treat, I could have it every day!
We will soon order again to fill up the freezer! All the best to the family.

C O’Brien via Mail 28 / 06 / 12 

Hi Graham and Saoirse – we just flew back home to the States.  I bought two packs for my Mom’s 86th Birthday and she and I absolutely feel it is the worlds best!!  Keep up the great work and we cannot wait until our next annual trip to the West of Ireland!

Brian Cannon USA via L 21/06/2012

@OldSmoky Thanks Graham. Great to see someone so passionate about what they do, and do so well. I’ll never look at smoked salmon the same 😉

Andrew McCarthy via Twitter 22 / 06 / 12

Smoked Irish tuna @OldSmoky with Serrano ham orange and lemon dressing and pomegranate.

An Port Mór via Twitter 20 / 06 / 2012 

@OldSmoky My pleasure ! After all, you are my Fav smokehouse on the planet !

Ellen A Neumann via Twitter 31 / 05 / 12

@OldSmoky Just lovely. EVERYONE READ this fb.me/1mRsHHsxP beautiful country, beautiful people and beautiful fish. 🙂

Thane Prince via Twitter 12 / 05 / 12 

@OldSmoky(Connemara Smokehouse) best smoked salmon & tuna in Europe and available online..

Friday Food Club via Twitter ’12

Planning on making a fish pate for the market on Sat from @OldSmoky (Connemara Smokehouse) gorgeous gravadlax & cream cheese, for an easy-peasy starter!

Honest to Goodness via Twitter12

Wonderful to meet you Graham & thanks for the tuna mousse its fabulous, truly. Have been on Old Smokehouse diet this week #bliss

First Thyme via Twitter 12

Loved the tuna mousse – perfect mix of rich and light.

Aine Ni R via FB ’12

In Clifden recently and brought your honey smoked salmon back to Cork – divine 🙂

Sandra O’ Callagh via Twitter ’12

Fresh delivery of @OldSmoky fishy goodness just arrived… peppered mackerel, gravadlax & smoked salmon all high in omega 3, & taste fab!

Brid via Twitter ’12

Wonderful smells, friendly people, stunning products!

Pat via G ’12

Best Smoked Salmon in the world and best Smokehouse Tour in Ireland. We will visit again.

Rook via G ’12

You make the best Gravadlax…

Mary via G ’12

We had a taste test on Christmas day. Connemara Smokehouse V’s Wrights of Howth!! the result was decisive, 7 out of 7 way perferred the Smokehouse. and in fairness there was no comparison between the two products (which were similar prices), quality, presentation, taste, texture were all way ahead, way to go smokehouse. I know where I’ll be buying for my customers next year! p.s. do you deliver around Ireland?

S. Breen via FB 27 / 12 / 11

Smoked Salmon from Connemara Smokehouse – yum!

Boomarang via TA 30 / 08 / 11

Without a doubt, the culinary highlight was the wild smoked salmon at the Connemara smokehouse.

Kate Davis 13 / 07 / 11

We had your smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and prosecco for brekkie… Amazing!! Xx

Janey Hurley via Twitter ’11

*dreams on* and salmon from @OldSmoky (Connemara Smokehouse) for breakfast .. get me home!!

Discover Ireland via Twitter ’11

Great smoked salmon and a very efficient and reliable mail order service. Keep up the good work.

Pat Murphy via Mail ’11

Great food from artisan producers, the best from the West @OldSmoky – Connemara Smokehouse

Irish Tatler via Twitter ’11

Well done folks A good example of quality product and good business practice.

N. D’arcy via Twitter ’11

Read about your success in the paper this morning, many many congrats

Sarah-Jayne Kevin via FB ’11

Congrats to Connemara Smokehouse who showcased The Best in the West to 40 European Michelin Star Chefs.

Good Food Ireland via Twitter ’11

Ooooh just had some of that Smoked Tuna Mousse on Carrs water biscuits. So light and beautifully seasoned! Nice work.

Tim Stickley via FB ’11

Had your lovely smoked salmon for mother’s day lunch 🙂

C. Hardgrave via Twitter ’11

aka Connemara Smokehouse you produce the most luscious smoked fish.

Aoife Mc via Twitter ’11

The best smoked salmon we’ve ever tasted!

JB & KYm Danhoff via Mail ’11

I’ve tried your smoked tuna – it’s divine!

Ginger Gourmand via Twitter ’11

The Connemara Smokehouse has been touted by Rick Stein as both a “Hero of Food” and a “Food Super Hero”.  Graham demonstrated an extremely unique technique for slicing the salmon that I will have to practice and master.

Gastro Chef In Ireland

your smoked salmon (pasta) is our favourite – no comparison to other smoked salmon products.

Alice Ken via Twitter ’11

Everything was delicious: smoked salmon, tuna and mackerel Pepper … I ate it all!

M. Parmentier via FB ’11

Every year we order more! grandiose! I just thaw in a half ….. I enjoy with my daughter ….. having a thought for you.

Véronique Quintard via FB ’11

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour last Wednesday while in Connemara. The Tuna pate was demolished by myself that evening and we really enjoyed the wild smoked salmon on return to Dublin with family. It was absolutely delicious. It was also really nice to meet someone who is passionate about their food, its origins and quality. I wish you and the family every success for the future and I look forward to placing more orders with you.

P. Kelly via Mail 05 / 07 / 11

I rather enjoyed being a tourist in Ireland. Best local produce
Without a doubt, the culinary highlight was the wild smoked salmon at the Connemara smokehouse.

Kate Davis via FB 13 / 06 / 11

Wowed the crowd with his smoked Irish line-caught tuna, not to mention organic Clare Island salmon, Graham Roberts also took to  the stage as one of four expert panel-lists.

Aoife Carrigy For Food’s Sake! | Holy Mackerel  via Web 01 / 04 / 11

My order, made in July, has now arrived punctually and in perfect condition and thank you all for your wonderful products (we are especially enjoying the kippers at the moment as we can’t get them here) and for your great efficiency.

With all good wishes for a wonderful Christmas and Successful New Year

Sarah Boscu via Mail 18 / 12 / 10

Just landed here a few minutes ago and the taste of that delicious honey roast salmon immediately came back to my nose and mouth. Thanks for doing such a perfect job.

Ralf Herff via FB 19 / 10 / 10

Myself and my wife visited your premises on Thursday last where we bought some of the smoked peppered mackerel. Absolutely delicious. Without doubt the best we have ever tasted. Look forward to trying some of your other products.

J. Mulholland via Mail 07 / 08 / 10 

Graham is one of the best adverts any quality product could have! His demonstration is brilliant and his style is people friendly.

Kevin Ecock via FB 13 / 07 / 10

Just saw you guys on the “Good Food programme”, SKY Lifestyle & Culture, good show, great products, well presented, well done!

M O’Hara via FB 13 / 03 / 10 

Order arrived safe and sound all frozen away for Christmas apart from one packet of gravadlax which looks unlikely to make it through the night.

Your packaging is brilliant, wish I could think of an on-going use for those lovely boxes.

Many thanks once again have a lovely Christmas.

Every good wish

Lynne via Mail 03 / 09 / 09 

Connemara smokehouse do the best smoked tuna too!

…Rene. ’06

The Connemara smokehouse site is one of the most attractive I have seen. Makes you want to go there immediately. We are saving the smoked salmon til the week-end when we have visitor from UK. will impress him with the produce and the wine…..

Thank you again

Mary & Seamus via Mail 19 / 06 / 08 

A great smokehouse near Ballyconeely, and some small beaches. I will be making a picnic supply trip out there soon!

Sullivan ’07

….I’d like to comment about where I spent last summer, on the west coast of Ireland in Connemara. I live on the coast in New England, but Connemara, near Clifden, stole my heart. It reminds me of what New England’s coast was 40 or more years ago. Friendly, still sparsely populated, with breathtaking views and great restaurants. Where else can you buy freshly smoked salmon straight from the waterfront smokehouse within site of an abandoned castle across the inlet? It is a magical place.”

Coastal Living Forum (USA)-Melissa L. via Web 10 / 12 / 06 

A fantastic place to go is the Connemara Smokehouse in Ballyconneely for  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 definitely a girly food yum we buy regularly online www.smokehouse.ie you must try this place if you are in the Clifden area 20 min from Clifden it is definitely worth it if you do go try and get the owner Graham a lovely young man.

Fodor’s Travel Intelligence via FB 28 / 01 / 06