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“Delightful Deli”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Connemara Hamper

Connemara Hamper
Ranked #20 of 33 Restaurants in Clifden
Price range: $6 - $8
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Description: The “Hamper” has been serving the very best cheese and artisan products since 1997. When Eileen Halliday set up this award winning delicatessen she pioneered the promotion of farmhouse cheeses and locally sourced food, fruit & vegetables. Today Sally Madden continues to provide the same service and ethos to ensure every customer receives the finest quality and best choice. The Connemara Hamper carries a wide range of Irish farmhouse cheese, organic wines, home cooked ham, freshly baked bread, smoked salmon, cured meats, locally made delicious cakes/desserts and Illy coffee. Whether it’s coffee or a delicious lunch to go, fine wine or some raw honey, our promise is to be on hand giving you the best advice and service. And if you’re unable to call into the shop, you can use our online mail order service. the story continues …
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful Deli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had the pear flan cake for lunch. I was starving and it looked too good to turn down and it certainly lived up to my expectations. The biggest attraction for me are the staff. Eileen is a delight. 5 minutes after meeting her, I'd felt like I'd known her for years, she's that friendly. There's such a great selection of cheeses on offer as well. This is the perfect stop for a spot of lunch or to fill up the picnic basket.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Nice little cheese shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Wide variety of cheeses cut to order. Wonderful baked breads. Other condiments available-olives, peppers, etc. Good selection of other items. Husband and wife team - very nice and accommodating.

Visited July 2013
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Thank bigdan55
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Very Friendly and Helpful Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We did not eat a meal here, but we did stop in to get some jam and baked goods. The ladies who own the Hamper were so friendly and helpful! We really enjoyed talking with them and their jams and jellies were delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Travelingteacher407
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Stop here before day trips in Connemara”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Connemara Hamper offers great "to-go" meals for people intending to spend the day driving or hiking around Connemara. In addition to freshly made, large sandwiches, you can complement your meal with specialty snacks. There is also an excellent selection of Irish cheeses. Pick up a bottle of wine from the local grocery store down the street and you have a romantic picnic ready to go!

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Possible the greatest delicatessen in all of Ireland, with coffee to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have been visiting the Connemara Hamper for years now, as someone who stays in Connemara three or four times a year.

It is truly one of the great experiences in that part of the world - fabulous staff, Leo's secret houmous recipe, Eileen proferring endless samples of cheese, Louise's great sense of humour.

The food is fab, the cheese extraordinary, the coffee is the best in the West of Ireland, and it is something that I look forward to every time I visit.

Go and visit immediately.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Caroline K
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