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Gielty's Clew Bay Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 98 43119
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food , 3 dishes really fresh good food in normal price ,staff very friendly and pub look very good

Thank Pawel G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this restaurant on our way to Keem Bay, and after enjoying the sun, rain, cloud, dry, wet, view, etc. by the beach, decided to head back to Gielty's. Great! Roaring fire, warm friendly staff, great coffee, fab strawberry gateau, tasty ice-cream... Good location with plenty of parking.

Thank Barrie L
Dublin, Ireland
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217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stopped in here for a snack around lunchtime & very pleasantly surprised to find there was quite a few options available (for mid November) There were lots of people dropping in & good choices on the menu from something light to full meals, so well done! Everything we had was fresh, tasty & served by a really nice... More 

Thank C_and_H_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Had our dinner here and it didn't disappoint. Lovely family-run business. Lovely atmosphere. The owner was kind enough to give us some history about the island. They offer a free shuttle bus collection and drop off, free of charge which was also great.

Thank Colum S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

If you want somewhere where you can be guaranteed great food, a decent pint and a warm welcome on Achill then look no further. We go every time we visit Achill and it's never let us down before... Can't beat it 👍🏻

Thank Calvinclean
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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228 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Having been out along the road to Kell beach, which we regarded as "the end of the world", it was like returning to civilisation when we came across this hostelry. The car park which had had more craters than the moon was a bit off putting, but that said, we had a great lunch which was served by pleasant staff.

2 Thank 99ray
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Spent some time on the Island in Mid September. Gieltys was the only bar doing food on the whole Island, hence it was packed. Food was so good, staff were friendly and the pints were tasty. What more would a body need.

Thank Gary V
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Dooagh in April. We had a meal in Gielties. The food was excellent. There was a good choice on the menu. The wine was reasonably priced. My wife had a burger and chips, I had roast of the day. The young woman who served us was exceptionally friendly and helpful, she was willing to... More 

Thank Lennie26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Michael thanks for the special care you and your staff took of a little member of our group and allowed the rest of us to enjoy our lunch ☺ . Gielty's is a lovely place to stop off for something to eat especially on a drive around Achill.

Thank MayoLassie
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Good food, nice staff, prices are reasonable, and the best thing is that they serve food very fast..

Thank Hawesome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Achill Island  >  Dooagh
  • Phone Number: +353 98 43119

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