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If you go to Ireland

Where to stay

Carna Bay Hotel

Carna, Connemara


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A Walsh family favorite offering hospitality and delicious steak suppers; rooms $108 with breakfast.

Dan O’Hara’s Homestead

Lettershea, Connemara


A bed-and-breakfast set in a traditional heritage center of stone cottages and postcard farmland; rooms $90 with breakfast.

Where to eat
and drink

Guy’s Bar & Snug

Main Street, Clifden

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Beautiful old world bar known for its impromptu live music sessions. Entrees from $17.

Tigh Mheaic

Carna, Connemara


Carna’s liveliest evening haunt and a great place to ask for a Gaelic lesson. Fish and chips a specialty, from $14.

What to do

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore, Connemara


Experience rustic romanticism in one of Ireland’s most exquisite garden estates. Admission $15.

Connemara Smokehouse

Ballyconneely, Connemara


View the traditional smoking process of wild Irish salmon and sample the spoils.

Tours $7.

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