Guidebook for Carran

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Guidebook for Carran

Food Scene

Delicious home made cakes with very high quality ingredients, lovely ambience and simple, healthy but delicious lunches in this small friendly cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Cafe open from 11-5pm during the season (check their website for details)
58 locals recommend
The Burren Perfumery
58 locals recommend
Delicious home made cakes with very high quality ingredients, lovely ambience and simple, healthy but delicious lunches in this small friendly cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. Cafe open from 11-5pm during the season (check their website for details)
Delicious home made lunches and cakes in this cute tea room next to the chocolate shop. Closed Mondays.
16 locals recommend
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
16 locals recommend
Delicious home made lunches and cakes in this cute tea room next to the chocolate shop. Closed Mondays.
Great breakfasts, delicious lunches, home made cakes and excellent local Anam Coffee.
The Larder
Great breakfasts, delicious lunches, home made cakes and excellent local Anam Coffee.
On SATURDAYS only, Daly's Bar hosts Julia's Lobster Truck, Co Clare's newest Food Truck serving delicious Lobster, Lobster Rolls, Fish & Chips, Fish Goujons, Mussels and sometimes clams, fish fingers sandwiches etc. Menu changes seasonally and with availability. Open roughly 5-8.30pm (Check Facebook/Instagram for details of other locations and times). Pub open daily for delicious Guinness etc.
Daly's Bar
On SATURDAYS only, Daly's Bar hosts Julia's Lobster Truck, Co Clare's newest Food Truck serving delicious Lobster, Lobster Rolls, Fish & Chips, Fish Goujons, Mussels and sometimes clams, fish fingers sandwiches etc. Menu changes seasonally and with availability. Open roughly 5-8.30pm (Check Facebook/Instagram for details of other locations and times). Pub open daily for delicious Guinness etc.
This local restaurant and pub serves local seafood and excellent Guinness. Right by the pier you can see the fisherman come in, watch the changing light and tides or enjoy good company by the bar. A great place to stop for a break after a walk around Flaggy Shore. Open all day for lunch and supper 7 days a week during the summer season. Reduced opening hours during the winter.
39 locals recommend
Linnane's Lobster Bar
39 locals recommend
This local restaurant and pub serves local seafood and excellent Guinness. Right by the pier you can see the fisherman come in, watch the changing light and tides or enjoy good company by the bar. A great place to stop for a break after a walk around Flaggy Shore. Open all day for lunch and supper 7 days a week during the summer season. Reduced opening hours during the winter.
This local pub and eatery has been recently renovated and is under new management. Food and service are much improved and it is now back on the map as a place to go. Music at weekends and a vibrant atmosphere.
15 locals recommend
Monks Ballyvaughan
15 locals recommend
This local pub and eatery has been recently renovated and is under new management. Food and service are much improved and it is now back on the map as a place to go. Music at weekends and a vibrant atmosphere.
Small wine bar with nice selection of wines, simple Italian menu and really great service.
Enoteca Il Molo
Small wine bar with nice selection of wines, simple Italian menu and really great service.
Great local pub/restaurant used in the Father Ted series. Simple Irish fare at a great price in a lovely traditional bar. Owner Mark Vaughan and his family look after our guests really well, and the Guinness is delicious! On Sundays from 9pm there is set dancing in the barn next door (€5) which you can join in with until the dances get too complicated.
Vaughan's Pub
Great local pub/restaurant used in the Father Ted series. Simple Irish fare at a great price in a lovely traditional bar. Owner Mark Vaughan and his family look after our guests really well, and the Guinness is delicious! On Sundays from 9pm there is set dancing in the barn next door (€5) which you can join in with until the dances get too complicated.
A real experience for gourmet food lovers. Galway's newest Michelin starred restaurant has superb food that excites the senses in a simple but beautiful setting with an open kitchen so you can watch all the magic happen. Chef Enda McAvoy creates amazing dishes that are like nothing I've experienced anywhere else. The tasting menu is the only way to go :)
8 locals recommend
Loam Restaurant
8 locals recommend
A real experience for gourmet food lovers. Galway's newest Michelin starred restaurant has superb food that excites the senses in a simple but beautiful setting with an open kitchen so you can watch all the magic happen. Chef Enda McAvoy creates amazing dishes that are like nothing I've experienced anywhere else. The tasting menu is the only way to go :)
A Galway institution. Lovely location and atmosphere and great food with great service. Always vibrant and popular.
40 locals recommend
Ard Bia at Nimmos
40 locals recommend
A Galway institution. Lovely location and atmosphere and great food with great service. Always vibrant and popular.
My second favourite restaurant in Galway. Small but perfectly formed. New menu every day. Fresh food imaginatively cooked and a cake display that is too hard to resist.
72 locals recommend
Kai Restaurant
22 Sea Rd
72 locals recommend
My second favourite restaurant in Galway. Small but perfectly formed. New menu every day. Fresh food imaginatively cooked and a cake display that is too hard to resist.
Very good quality restaurant above their deli on Shop Street. Huge queues on Saturday lunch times attest to its enduring popularity and delicious food.
37 locals recommend
McCambridge's Of Galway Ltd
38-39 Shop St
37 locals recommend
Very good quality restaurant above their deli on Shop Street. Huge queues on Saturday lunch times attest to its enduring popularity and delicious food.
Probably the most gourmet local restaurant with modern well crafted dishes from fresh food. Relaxed and enjoyable in a small but lovely restaurant. Lunch and Dinner menus.
17 locals recommend
Gallery Cafe
17 locals recommend
Probably the most gourmet local restaurant with modern well crafted dishes from fresh food. Relaxed and enjoyable in a small but lovely restaurant. Lunch and Dinner menus.

Sightseeing

One of the oldest pieces of evidence of human habitation in The Burren. This significant archaeological spot is best seen when no-one else is there (difficult in summer) where you can sit and get in touch with the energy of the spot which is one of the reasons why this burial chamber is located where it is. Try a clear night rather than the day.
12 locals recommend
Poulnabrone Dolmen
12 locals recommend
One of the oldest pieces of evidence of human habitation in The Burren. This significant archaeological spot is best seen when no-one else is there (difficult in summer) where you can sit and get in touch with the energy of the spot which is one of the reasons why this burial chamber is located where it is. Try a clear night rather than the day.
A triple ring ring-fort on an internal cliff.
Cahercommaun (Cathair Chomáin)
A triple ring ring-fort on an internal cliff.
Ring fort and visitor centre located at the end of the track which comes down into Deelin Mór. They also do sheep dog trails at 11 am so a nice place to visit with kids.
6 locals recommend
Caherconnell Stone Fort
6 locals recommend
Ring fort and visitor centre located at the end of the track which comes down into Deelin Mór. They also do sheep dog trails at 11 am so a nice place to visit with kids.

Parks & Nature

The centre of the national park with a number of walking trails up and around it. The hill itself has every plant that exists on the burren which has every plant that exists in Ireland. Great for Botanists.
12 locals recommend
Mullaghmore
12 locals recommend
The centre of the national park with a number of walking trails up and around it. The hill itself has every plant that exists on the burren which has every plant that exists in Ireland. Great for Botanists.

Essentials

Small but perfectly formed. It even has a small butcher counter at the back. You can get everything you'd need for a meal here.
Spar
Small but perfectly formed. It even has a small butcher counter at the back. You can get everything you'd need for a meal here.
The local pharmacy. Seadna and his team are extremely helpful and are a great alternative to a visit to the doctor for minor ailments.
Kinvara Pharmacy
The local pharmacy. Seadna and his team are extremely helpful and are a great alternative to a visit to the doctor for minor ailments.

Shopping

You can get everything you'd need for your visit here food wise plus briquettes for the fire and an ATM.
Burke Londis
You can get everything you'd need for your visit here food wise plus briquettes for the fire and an ATM.