All Things Connemara
Local Crafts and Artisan Produce
Connemara has a wealth of artisan producers making everything from pottery, baskets, sea-weed based cosmetics to knitware and paintings. There is no better way to get the flavour of a place.
Events, Activities and Information Hub – Book tickets for local activities. Discover a little advice about what’s on and where can make your stay a little more special. (Open 7 days a week)
Bike Electric Connemara
Regular and Electric Bike Hire
Roam the highways and byways of Connemara at your leisure. Make molehills out of those mountains, cruise gently along the bog road, and strike out those quite, secluded beaches that are now within easy reach.
Life is… riding a bicycle! (Open 7 days a week)
The Clifden Bookshop is a small Independent bookshop, estb. in 1997. It is a haven for booklovers in Connemara and beyond. We pride ourselves on stocking titles both current and unusual which adds to the appeal for the discerning visitor. We also stock Art Materials and a vibrant and eclectic range of Greeting Cards and Stationery. Gift Vouchers are also available. We ship worldwide and offer a Special Orders option. Do contact us about our Limited Edition titles.
The multiple award winning Connemara Hamper on Lower Market Street carries a wide range of Irish farmhouse cheeses, (cow/buffalo/goat/sheep). There is a wide choice of pates, Irish salamis & chorizo, home baked ham, Connemara smoked salmon, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, humus, tapenade, breads (including baguettes baked on-site daily), all of which are available in our take away lunches. We also carry cakes & desserts from ‘Goyas’ of Galway, Illy coffee (available to take away) and a selection of organic wines from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Set on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way, Graham Roberts owns and runs the multi-award winning Connemara Smokehouse with his wife Saoirse in Ballyconneely. Operating since 1979, the Connemara Smokehouse is the oldest in the region, using traditional methods and top quality fresh ingredients. The Roberts family have been perfecting the ancient craft of smoking and curing fish from generation to generation. The Connemara Smokehouse specialises in producing Wild and Organic Smoked Salmon & line caught Smoked Irish Tuna. Smokehouse Tours also available contact for more details.
The Whitethorn Gallery
Representing a large number of artists from the length and breath of Ireland we sell original paintings ranging in price from €75 to €4000. We also have a large range of sculptures in various mediums from Bronze, and Bog Oak, to Ceramic and Wire and Copper.
We do a range of Limited Edition Giclee Prints from original paintings of the area available framed or in tubes for ease of transport.
And finally a range of cards and post cards also taken from paintings of the area.