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Bed & Breakfast

The Quay House - Bed & Breakfast in Co. Galway

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Beach Road, Clifden, Co. Galway
Connacht, Ireland

Julia & Patrick Foyle

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+353 (0)95 21369 (landline)

A favourite place in Connemara, the Quay House is big-hearted, deeply sybaritic and utterly personal with antiques and mementoes

Everyone should visit the Quay House at least once. Paddy is a hugely generous, big-hearted man, with an enormous talent for mixing antiques, ancestral portraits and ornate mirrors with African shields, tiger skins, sculpture and stuffed anything. And Julia has a great eye for colour. Yes, it's quirky, but it is also steeped in sybaritic luxury and style: big bedrooms are all different, perhaps with a four-poster, a grand view, a working fireplace, and there's not a whiff of meanness. All have soundproofed walls, deep mattresses, thick curtains, large fluffy towels, piping hot water and proper bathrooms with windows. Sleep soundly to the clinking of boats in the harbour, breakfast slowly on home-baked bread, full Irish, devilled kidneys, even oysters, in a sunny conservatory. Step out to discover bustling Clifden with its chic shops, or head for golden sands, fishing, golf, walking – it's all here in glorious Connemara. Return to a beautifully furnished drawing room, a comfy sofa by a roaring fire, homemade brac and a restorative chat with this charismatic and humorous couple. Marvellous.

Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Julia & Patrick Foyle:

Local points of interest from
Julia & Patrick Foyle:

  • Clifden is known as the 'capital' of Connemara and it has great shopping, art galleries, good restaurants and several pubs serving food - some with early evening traditional music. We are always available to help you with choices and reservations.
  • There are several good walks and hikes in this area including the new Derrigimlagh/Marconi walk - a 5 km trail across blanket bog over a rugged and wild landscape. Information posts will lead you to the ruins of the old Marconi wireless telegraphy station
  • The Connemara National Park where you can climb Diamond Mountain - one of the 12 Bens - is seven miles from Clifden in Letterfrack. A further five miles beyond the park will bring you to Kylemore Abbey and its wonderful Victorian walled-garden.
  • The attractive fishing village of Roundstone is 15 miles from Clifden and you will see lovely beaches on your way there. Close-by is the Connemara Golf Club - an 18-hole links course for golfing enthusiasts.
  • Bicycles - both traditional and electric - can be rented in Clifden and a pedal along the Sky Road is a must. Pony-trekking, sea-fishing and angling can be arranged nearby. Kayaking and outdoor pursuits are also available in the vicinity.
Points of interest

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  • 9 Twin/doubles
  • , 2 Triples
  • , 3 Doubles
Price:(i) 145 to185 per night

Singles €85-€120.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends. 2 nights in high season.


Restaurants within walking distance.


November to late-March.


Beach Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

B&B 9 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 145 to 160 per night
B&B 2 Triple rooms
Price: (i) 170 to 185 per night
B&B 3 Double rooms
3 four-posters.
Price: (i) 145 to 160 per night

Julia & Patrick Foyle

Visit website Check availability

+353 (0)95 21369 (landline)