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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

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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
Kids of all ages can stay.
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.

Guest feedback
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"This is a magical place. Paddy and Julia treat you like friends of the family. There's a turf fire burning in the drawing room when you arrive and you'll discover that breakfast the next morning is the best you'll ever have eaten - eggs Benedict, smoked salmon, and in my case, freshly caught mackerel. Rooms are beautiful and look out over the water. Julia and Paddy know the best places to eat and will book a table for you. A perfect place from which to explore Connemara"


September 2015
"Paddy and Julia are national treasures. The most quirky, comfortable and welcoming place you will ever stay"
May 2015
"What an utter delight! From the minute I stepped in the door I was entranced. The wonderful quirky way they have combined eclectic aspects of decor adds a charm that is quite special . We stayed in the Napoleon room, it is just gorgeous but Julia allowed me a sneak peak at the others which were all decorated to the same high standards .Paddy and Julia are the most wonderful hosts and I think their wonderful establishment has to be on everyone's list of " must visits" in Ireland."
September 2012
"I feel the urge to correct the editor's report. Its not that everyone should visit the Quay House at least once, it should be a Human Right. That notwithstanding, all the comments made are completely accurate and don't need repeating. The warmth, hospitality and humour of Paddy and Julia, not forgetting the Pugs, made our 5 day stay seem like an all too short weekend. It is with great relief that they only provide breakfast though we should have rooted out the guide on How to Survive 5 Breakfasts at the Quay House before we set off. My only disappointment was that when I offered myself up for adoption, the response was not quite as positive as hoped. A complete joy."
April 2012

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  • 9 Twin/doubles
  • , 2 Triples
  • , 3 Doubles
Price:(i) 130 to160 per night

Singles from €85.

Booking info:


Restaurants within walking distance.


November to late-March.


Beach Road, Clifden, Co. Galway

B&B 9 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 135 to 160 per night
B&B 2 Triple rooms
Price: (i) 130 to 150 per night
B&B 3 Double rooms
3 four-posters.
Price: (i) 130 to 150 per night

Julia & Patrick Foyle

Visit website Check availability

+353 (0)95 21369 (landline)