Connemara and County Mayo Restaurants

The Bards Den

  • Irish

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Many visitors to Connemara share a memory of the Den's huge stove, where weary travelers have dried their soaking clothes and warmed frozen hands while sipping restorative glasses of stout. While the low-ceilinged, warren-like pub has long served food—and great traditional Irish music at night—it now has the Park Restaurant in an airy, plain, pine-floored extension suitable for families with children. The food (last orders at 9 pm) is fresh and local, and includes smoked salmon, Connemara lamb stew, and prime Irish beef T-bone steaks. If you take a photo of yourself on top of nearby Diamond Hill, you'll receive a free bowl of chowder and a pint. They also have a basic hostel with 12 en suite rooms.

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Main St., Letterfrack, Co. Galway, Ireland




Published 08/11/2015


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