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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
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch and saw this place on the way back from Keem. Was going to have a coffee and cake but saw that a BLT sandwich was cheaper than a slice of cake and healthier. My son got a burger and chips from the kids menu. It was plain and was burnt to a crisp. Friendly staff... More 

Thank Dipper9774
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived around 6.30pm to a packed house...which is always a good sign. I had the seafood chowder and deep fried brie as wasn't too hungry and wanted to leave room for the crumble that I had spied in the glass fridge. Food was excellent my 9yr old had the chicken curry "an avid" fan and he gave it 10/10.... More 

Thank Julieanne O
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here in a storm for a few drinks. The staff were smiley and lovely but everyone there was soaked and freezing. The heating was off, the fire place empty and the 2ind blowing through gaps in windows. We sat shivering in our coats til we gave up trying to get warm and left. We were warmer outside. The... More 

Thank Ruth M
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to stop for a sandwich or a light lunch. I wouldn't be able to advise on dinners. Building is in need of a freshen up. Toilets weren't great ,they were in between the two eating areas and there was a smell as you passed by. Staff were lovely and friendly and went the extra mile with the children's... More 

Thank Breda D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Poor seafood chowder, which did that special trick of not actually containing any seafood, just a few lumps of fish. Watery as well. The place needs a good scrub as well, particularly the couch in the corner.

Thank mikemcv
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, genuine friendly service, reasonably priced and great views of glorious achill 😀. We visit quite often and this relaxed family run bar & restaurant never fails to deliver excellent & delicious locally produced & caught! Fare

Thank Lairin N
Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't mess with mussels, or indeed any shellfish. We were impressed with this place when we saw that it was listed as 3rd out of 18 places reviewed in Achill. I opted for mussels and chips, with a glass of Guinness. The Guinness was good, the chips were reasonable, the mussels were prepared by somebody who was either incompetent... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's not much going on in Achill, in Keel specifically, so in terms of where to go for traditional Irish music, Geilty's was a no brainer. It was great. Went on one night for Irish (and country western), all contributions from the locals. We had a blast. another day we went in the afternoon for some soccer watching and, once... More 

Thank bmgibbons1949
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typically Irish restaurant with friendly staff and lovely food. Very easing going, relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed eating and watching live sport on their sky channel. My kids adored the selection of ice cream on menu. Great place to go anytime of day to eat or just for a drink .Will definitely be back.

Thank Kathleen M
Galway, Ireland
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled in here for a quick bite to eat and a glass of Guinness, very nice staff, very clean place and the glass and food was nice. Would definitely stop here again

1 Thank Rainydaysinireland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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: 09843119

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?