Clifden and Benview made a wonderful place to stay. Desmond and Eileen are 3rd generation owners. The B&B was started by their grandparents in 1928. They were so welcoming to us, with no reservation. The moment I saw the beautiful Victorian breakfast room, I knew we would stay there. Our room was lovely, complete with special touches like red geranium window boxes. Desmond helped us find some local cousins and recommended a few local pubs that were very friendly. He also suggested the sea view drive, which was beautiful.
Go visit Mannion's Pub and talk to Paul, the 3rd generation owner. Also visit Doogle, the bar tender at Lowry's for some real Irish charm.