The Rock Shop
The Rock Shop
4.5
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Unique Gift Shop selling rocks, fossils, gems and jewellery and with 'something for everyone' you are sure to find the perfect gift. Also enjoy our homemade scones, cakes and savouries in our relaxing tearoom with beautiful views over Liscannor bay.
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SusanByron
Ireland197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The Rock Shop Café serves the most amazing flourless chocolate cake that's homemade on the premises. And contrary to a previous review, I found it very good value, tea & chocolate cake with cream €6.85. Lovely outdoor space with comfortable seating to soak up the sun & the views
Written April 6, 2023
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Elizabeth K
Bristol, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
This was a brilliant experience. Fabulous shop to look around. Everyone was so helpful. Went for coffee - delicious. Best coffee around this area. Treated all of us to ice cream. Everyone was so helpful, polite and could not do enough for us. I would definitely recommend the rock cafe for food and drinks.
Written August 29, 2021
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Karen V
59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
What a lovely and very jam packed place to stop! I was seeking Connemara marble and found it there. The store attendants were so helpful and pleasant! The tea shop had great coffee and tea selections with lots of pastry options. There’s an outside sitting area for large quantities of people.
Written June 6, 2023
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Dee Q
Sandyford, Ireland44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
The Rock Shop is fabulous, a must see for anyone visiting Liscannor/Lahinch and has been a constant in my life for the last 15+ years.
However, unfortunately, the cafe side has really gone downhill recentl due to it's hygiene.The cutlery, milk and preserves are left in communal baskets/jugs which require each individual to touch them.. this is not ideal considering we are trying to prevent the Covid virus and the trays are dirty.
The standard of hygiene is very much an issue and now more so than ever!

Saying that, with a few simple tweaks, they would quickly regain their appeal whilst simultaneously, keep their customers safe.
Written August 5, 2020
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MamDadandkids
Wexford, Ireland272 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
The sign outside says 'The Story of Liscannor Stone' so we were expecting maybe an exhibition or interactive presentation - but its basically just a gift shop!? There are some interesting stones and fossils for sale but I certainly didn't see any 'story' here. We had coffee and cake from the coffee shop on site and that was fine and there is some nice seating outside.
Written August 23, 2020
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KiwiCharley
Cavan, Ireland44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Well I have to say I really disliked the staff in this shop. Packed to the rafters with all sorts of bits and bobs, I was nearly dizzy trying to find something I wanted. In the end I left and found a very charming place down the road. The staff where verging on rude and there was a man there who I presume was the manager and I felt like asking him what are you staring at. Found the experience uncomfortable. I did get coffee and a cake but the cake was horrible. The coffee was okay.
Written September 19, 2019
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123Kriss
Liscannor, Ireland18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Love it!!
Lots of gift ideas, stones, decorations, jewellery,some toys. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Written July 1, 2019
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maryhickey2018
Arklow, Ireland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
The Rock Shop sells not only every type of rock, local craft and gems, it also had a fantastic cafe selling a wide range of goodies ! My friend recommended this place to me and said it was THE place to go, and that in the summer you will always meet someone you know there. Jimmy (local), Claire(Wicklow) and I received a great welcome from management, and boy did we need this break after running from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher Cliff Path and then to the Rock Shop before going to Clahane, Liscannor and Lahinch. I am only a little person but the APPLE Tart was enough to feed the 3 of us. Delicious and as tempting as the scones were I didn';t have room for one. The owner Adam was so nice even offering to drop my friend to the start part of the cliffs when she was late. A real homely place and you will definitely find plenty to buy and bring home.
Written February 28, 2018
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Kendra Ann
Spokane, WA207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This shop has so many treasures that are great for gifts! And their cafe is cute and the baked goods are DELICIOUS. The locals told me they bake them all there and you can definitely tell. I've gone a couple times and hope I get to try everything while I'm here!
Written April 4, 2017
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Jeffrey L
Stony Brook, NY127 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
I am trained as a geologist so am always attracted to rock shops, hoping to see local fossils and rocks. This shop has a wide range of standard fossils and trinkets but nothing local. It was a major disappointment. May as well have been in a city.
Written August 29, 2016
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