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Gieltys Clew Bay

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Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
09843119
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Food at a beautiful part of Ireland

I called out to this out of the way restaurant as I was staying in the centre of Westport town and was not let down the young chef made my lunch well worth the drive so huge thank you to Maeve for super food and friendly smiles (-: I will be back (-:

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
XbossTony
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County Kildare, Ireland
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English first
County Kildare, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I called out to this out of the way restaurant as I was staying in the centre of Westport town and was not let down the young chef made my lunch well worth the drive so huge thank you to Maeve for super food and friendly smiles (-: I will be back (-:

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped in a couple of times before, perhaps because it's the most western pub in Europe. We were attracted to return in the evening due to the generous offer of a free pickup and drop off by the genial host Alan. We spent two fantastic evenings with great food, drink and music. You could say they have great staff but... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Might sound like I'm raving here - I am! The fish n chips was the best in years. Fish piece was HUGE taking up the better part of half the plate and in crispy tasty batter. Chips were equally as good, so tasty also. Would highly recommend as not your average fish n chips.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a great pub! Good food, great pint, brilliant staff, free shuttle bus to and from, and when the music session started, they magiced a guitar out of nowhere so I could join in - you don't get that kind of friendly service very often! We where in Achill for a week with 6 other family groups, and Gielty's quickly... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Alan & staff are very welcoming and friendly. Food is superb. The chowder is by far the nicest on the Island and is definitely worth the visit to Gielty's to try it. Thank you Alan for the glasses. Hope to be back soon.

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boston
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Ate here most days while on holidays .. Great staff and the fish and chips were amazing. Huge portions..

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Westport, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Arrived at the Pub, and it looked ok from the outside, walked in, sat down at what appears to be a quite run down pub... had to search for a member of staff, then had a look at the Menu, and was really quite disappointed, as it was all just deep fried average food. It looked so uninspiring that we... More 

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Management response:

Hi Jon, I'm sorry you felt that our menu or our premises didn't meat your standards,we do a wide range of food from fresh fish to roast duck roast beef etc not all deep fried as you stated, I think your comments are a little unfair about our premises being run down , we pride ourselves on cleanliness, we have... More 

North East England
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just home after almost two weeks staying in Dooagh. Geilty's becomes our local whilst we are there. It is great meeting up again with Alan, Michael and all the staff and locals. We are always made so very welcome.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The coffee and the cake were ok, but the other food on the menu (we tried poached salmon and a pasta) was just average. The friendly staff couldn't compensate our disappointment.

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Management response:

Hi there,Thank you for your review and you kind comments ,I'm sorry you we somewhat not 100% satisfied with your meal this is something that I will look into further...Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and hope to see you again More 

Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The atmosphere of the pub was great. They were very accommodating to us as we were such a large group. We had a great time in the pub with great service. We were even dropped back in the pub bus at the end of the night. Def recommend it.

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Management response:

Thanks for your review,we are glad you enjoyed your meal and drinks and complimentary free shuttle bus ..We try to accommodate everyone and hopefully see you again More 

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Address: Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 09843119
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Achill Island  >  Dooagh
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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  • Address: Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Achill Island  >  Dooagh
  • Phone Number: 09843119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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