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BED & BREAKFASTS:
The many Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) on the Aughrus Peninsula are centred around the village of Cleggan. Many of them close during part of the winter months, but of course sone remain open the year round, and others will accept groups during the off-season - we believe that Connemara in general, and the Aughrus Peninsula in particular, has much to offer the visitor the year round - have a look at the link to "Aughrus Peninsula The Year Round"!
Here is a selection of B&Bs on the Peninsula (starting with those in Cleggan Village, and working further out from the village along the Peninsula):
- Oliver's Seafood Bar and Restaurant, right in the heart of Cleggan Village, is an institution in its own right, offering a comfortable and friendly bar, bar food, other menus (check out the "Food - Refreshments - Entertainment" link), a fine restaurant during the busier season, music and other entertainments....
...and a comfortable, quiet and convenient Bed and Breakfast, just yards from where the buses stop, and right on Cleggan Harbour. Oliver's proprietors are Noreen and Peter Higgins, and they will offer you a fine and friendly welcome. Click here for details.
- The Pier Bar in Cleggan, also offers year-round B&B. They don't have their own website; so phone Una or Chris at +353-(0)95-44006 for further information.
- The award-winning, family-run Harbour House Bed & Breakfast, is also right beside Cleggan Harbour. Harbour House offers fine facilities, every detail overseen by Loretta O'Malley, and you can read all about it here. It's approved by B&B Ireland and by Failte Ireland (Ireland's tourism Authority). It's a modern, comfortable B&B, with all of its bedrooms en-suite, and a quiet, elegant sitting room/lounge at visitors. disposal.
- Hazelbrook Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast website says that it's just five
minutes walk from Cleggan village, but we think that is more like only three minutes! Jospehine de Courcy, herself very active in all aspects of promoting Connemara tourism, looks forward to welcoming you. Her husband, PJ, also operates a coach service and is only too happy to arrange to bring groups of walkers, anglers, hillwalkers, or just people who want to enjoy the beautiful views, wherever they wish. Details here.
Cois na Mara B&B is run by Bernie and Willie Hughes, a really friendly couple who will make you feel instantly at home.
"Cois na Mara" means "Beside the Sea", and in this case it really IS: beside Cleggan Harbour, and also right on the turn down
to the truly beautiful Sellerna Beach with its golden sands and safe swimming.
So you can easily wander along to Cleggan village and its bars and
restaurants; take an evening stroll along Sellerna, admiring the views across the bay; use Cois na Mara B&B as a base for exploring the area; or just relax in one of their comfortable bedrooms, or in their sitting room for guests.
Click HERE to email Bernie for information; or visit their own website: www.coisnamara.net.
There are no hotels on the Aughrus Peninsula; however, we believe you will find the accommodation you need, at very good value and excellent quality, from the long list of B&Bs - many of them listed on this website. BUT: some visitors prefer to find an hotel for their holiday; and below we provide brief descriptions, with links to their websites, of a range of hotels in the environs.
The ABBEYGLEN CASTLE HOTEL on the Sky Road just within Clifden town is famous for its hospitality and sense of old-world atmosphere mixed with luxury. The Castle itself was built in 1832, and each bedroom has a stylish feel; the nine luxury suites, says the hotel's website (not incorrectly!) "...are bound to make you feel like a King or Queen of the castle!"
Every aspect of the hotel is meticulously managed by Paul and Brian Hughes. Its Castle Restaurant has won two AA rosettes for the quality and presentation of its food. Among the hotel's many facilities is a new Beauty and Relaxation Centre, available exclusively to its guests. So if you're looking for luxury, on the Sky Road itself, within a few minutes walking to the centre of town - and only 10 minutes' drive from the Aughrus Peninsula! - check out the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel by clicking HERE!
The BALLYNAHINCH CASTLE HOTEL is on the other side of Clifden from the Aughrus Peninsula, easily accessed from the Galway-Clifden N59 road. We mention it here because it is truly a wonderful hotel in a wonderful location (the photo to the right is just one of many wonderful photos on the hotel's own website). It's famed for its excellent freshwater angling facilities, but for much more also: its location, its level of comfort, its friendly atmosphere (the Bar is a great place to stop by for an informal lunch, while you're touring the area), and its excellence in food. It has been awarded Hotel of the Year by the critic, Georgina Campbell - this is a real award of excellence by one of Ireland's best-known and trusted food (and hotel) critics. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel has been - and remains - favoured by royalty and stars; yet it also successfully manages to retain its friendliness towards all. Click here to reach the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel's own website.
FOYLES HOTEL in Clifden is the town's longest established hotel, is family run, and is right in the centre. It has 25 comfortable bedrooms, fitted out to the very highest standards. Its Marconi Restaurant has a justifiably high reputation. Ask for Margaret or Stephen; or the Aughrus Peninsula's own JUNE; and please don't forget to mention that you found the link to their hotel from the AughrusPeninsula Website! For Foyles Hotel's own website, just click HERE.
ROSLEAGUE MANOR, off the N59 not far from the Aughrus Peninsula (at Moyard, before reaching Letterfrack), rightly describes itself as "...one of Ireland's finest regency hotels". It is set beside Ballynakill Bay (the bay just to the north of Cleggan Bay), and is secluded in 30 acres of its own private woodland. It has 16 Superior Bedrooms, and 4 'Junior' bedrooms, each of them unique in their layout and design. The hotel prides itself on the fine quality of its food and wine, served in their beautiful restaurant. Click here to go straight to Rosleague Manor's own website.