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“Our favorite town in Ireland”
Review of Clifden

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Evergreen, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 helpful votes
“Our favorite town in Ireland”
Reviewed October 12, 2010

The Connemara was beyond my expectations and Clifden was a great base to explore form. A lovely town with lots of shops and restaurants and a beautiful town center with benches to sit and observe the local activity. The Pubs were lively, lots of music and very friendly. Many B&B"s to choose from, we stayed at Clifden House which was a short walk from town but felt like it was out in the country.

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Galway
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
“My favourite campsite in Connemara Clifden”
Reviewed April 30, 2010

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to share with you a beautiful campsite which we stayed in near Clifden, Connemara.
This is Acton's campsite (www.actonsbeachsidecamping.com)
A lovely peaceful quiet campsite.
Best regards
Tanya

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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
38 helpful votes
“The Connemara Hamper is a MUST-VISIT”
Reviewed December 18, 2009

The Connemara region of Co. Galway is simply stunning and a must-do for any visitor to the Republic of Ireland. The drive from Louisburgh through to Delphi is one of the most scenic drives ever.

When in The Connemara, you must visit The Connemara Hamper on Market Street in Clifden. A gourmet lover's paradise, this gorgeous store is stocked to the brim with delicacies from around the world: butter & cheeses from France, smallgoods from Spain, wine from Sicily, even VEGEMITE from Australia, along with the best products Ireland has to offer: jams, puddings, cheeses, breads etc... what's more, all products are organic.

They make great coffee and the lovely Louise will whip you up a delicious baguette for lunch. Oh, and they have a fantastic range of eco-friendly cleaning and personal products (soaps, shampoos, etc)

Do yourself a favour and drop in to The Connmara Hamper - say hi to proprietors Leo & Eileen Halliday. This lovely couple will help you select the best products and will also give you great tips on places to see and things to do in the area.

Can't wait to go back!

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vancouver
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
“A gorgeous part of Ireland”
Reviewed August 14, 2009

If you can, escape from the crowded streets of Dublin and head west. A 3 or 4 hour drive across the island will get you to Galway..and not far past that, the picturesque town of Clifden on the coast. The town's claim to fame is that a John Wayne movie, "The Quiet Man" was shot there in the 1950's. It's perched on the Atlantic...and there's plenty to see and do.

We stayed at a hostel called the Brookside ([--]) which is run by a very friendly manager named Richard. If you ask, and even if you don't, he will hand draw a "Magic Map" for you to help find the many attractions in and around Clifden. While the map may be a little hard to decipher, it should get you to most of the highlights. Be sure to drive up Sky Road...which leads to an incredible view of the ocean and islands. Then, try to find Dog's Bay...it's a half hour or so down the winding, narrow road from Clifden and well worth it. It looks like a beach that should be in Hawaii not Ireland..white sand and blue/green water...watch for the jellyfish though.

In Clifden there are plenty of good restaurants...and most feature live, traditional music.

The only downside of the hostel is that it backs onto a field filled with sheep...and they woke us up @ 5:00AM with their bleating.
Oh, and the Danish guy in the dorm who was snoring and farting all night...other than that...it was great!!

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toowoomba
1 review
“Ireland's little gem”
Reviewed December 27, 2008

We stayed in the Clifden area the year before last and had a fabulous time The scenery is spectacular and the people very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the old coastguard staion on the beach road. The apartment was very reasonably priced, had every amenity and was very spacious. We rented bicycles from in town and rode around the coast roads.We thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent and would recommend it to everyone. Yours sincerely, Christine Ryan, Australia

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