Beside The Tide Guidebook

Jimmy
Beside The Tide Guidebook

Food scene

Great Fish & Chips & weekend Specials, currently food served weekends
Jordan’s Bar Ballinderreen
Great Fish & Chips & weekend Specials, currently food served weekends
Good local seafood & old-time atmosphere, pricey. Larger groups ok with reservations made well in advance. 091 796 113
45 locals recommend
Moran's Oyster Cottage
45 locals recommend
Good local seafood & old-time atmosphere, pricey. Larger groups ok with reservations made well in advance. 091 796 113
Quaint Seafood Restaurant right on the water. Very popular so book well in advance. Indoor and outdoor seating. 065 707 8120
39 locals recommend
Linnane's Lobster Bar
39 locals recommend
Quaint Seafood Restaurant right on the water. Very popular so book well in advance. Indoor and outdoor seating. 065 707 8120
Nice fish, steak & wine. Potatoes and vegetables style. Great service and right on the water. Can accommodate large groups 091 638 188
16 locals recommend
The Pier Head Bar & Restaurant
16 locals recommend
Nice fish, steak & wine. Potatoes and vegetables style. Great service and right on the water. Can accommodate large groups 091 638 188
Pub Food & large outdoor eating & drinking area, will accommodate large groups, fine for young families. 091 638 481
8 locals recommend
Keoghs Pub & Restaurant
8 locals recommend
Pub Food & large outdoor eating & drinking area, will accommodate large groups, fine for young families. 091 638 481
Best pizza around. The owner is from Italy & pizza cooked in fire beehive oven. Good for take away because it is small and only a few tables inside. Currently open Thursday through Sunday 091 638 468.
6 locals recommend
Tide Full Inn
6 locals recommend
Best pizza around. The owner is from Italy & pizza cooked in fire beehive oven. Good for take away because it is small and only a few tables inside. Currently open Thursday through Sunday 091 638 468.
small café style, charcutiers, nice salmon, lovely flatbreads and homemade desserts. Would not suit children. 091 637 760
Graze Cafe & Wine Bar
small café style, charcutiers, nice salmon, lovely flatbreads and homemade desserts. Would not suit children. 091 637 760
The best Irish breakfast around. Also serves casual lunch and dinner. Can accommodate a large group. Reasonably priced. 091 796 175
7 locals recommend
Raftery's Rest
7 locals recommend
The best Irish breakfast around. Also serves casual lunch and dinner. Can accommodate a large group. Reasonably priced. 091 796 175
Roots- nice lunch café, also does breakfast. Limited seating. 091 738 225
Roots Café & Bistro, Kilcolgan
Roots- nice lunch café, also does breakfast. Limited seating. 091 738 225
Thai Cooking by On- Thai restaurant hidden in the back of Sherry’s Bar. Amazing fresh Thai. We get take out once a week, but you can eat in as well. We love it, currently open Thursday through Sunday. 087 193 5767
Sherrys Bar & Clarinbridge house Rustic Grub
Thai Cooking by On- Thai restaurant hidden in the back of Sherry’s Bar. Amazing fresh Thai. We get take out once a week, but you can eat in as well. We love it, currently open Thursday through Sunday. 087 193 5767
Indian Restaurant, very good Indian food for take out mainly, but some do eat in the restaurant. Good service. 091 776 172
Sitar Indian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant, very good Indian food for take out mainly, but some do eat in the restaurant. Good service. 091 776 172
Poppy Seed- my favorite casual lunch place, they also have nice breakfast and coffee.
8 locals recommend
PoppySeed
8 locals recommend
Poppy Seed- my favorite casual lunch place, they also have nice breakfast and coffee.
Paddy Burkes- A nice family restaurant with an Irish feel to it. Reasonable pricing. Serve excellent pints. Could suit large group book ahead. 091 796 226
14 locals recommend
Paddy Burkes Bar & Restaurant
14 locals recommend
Paddy Burkes- A nice family restaurant with an Irish feel to it. Reasonable pricing. Serve excellent pints. Could suit large group book ahead. 091 796 226
Tiny lunch place, everything is homemade. Delicious desserts.
Goat's Lane Cafe
8 Sea Rd
Tiny lunch place, everything is homemade. Delicious desserts.
Monk’s- another Famous Quaint Seafood. Very popular so book at 065 707 7059
15 locals recommend
Monks Ballyvaughan
15 locals recommend
Monk’s- another Famous Quaint Seafood. Very popular so book at 065 707 7059
Nice menu and good food, great atmosphere 065 707 7003
The Wild Atlantic Lodge
Nice menu and good food, great atmosphere 065 707 7003
Posh fine dining in the evening. Lunch and afternoon tea served in Bar area. Reservations a must. 065 707 7005
Gregans Castle Hotel
Posh fine dining in the evening. Lunch and afternoon tea served in Bar area. Reservations a must. 065 707 7005
Armorica- leans towards fine dining. Menu changes often. Would not suit children. 091 388 343
Armorica Restaurant, wine bar & Accommodation
Armorica- leans towards fine dining. Menu changes often. Would not suit children. 091 388 343

Good Pubs to Visit

Tully's is a local’s favorite for a great pint of Guinness and craic (food not served). A place to have a party if booked well in advance. 091 638 692. Jimmy's favorite Pub
tully's bar kinvara
18 Convent Rd
Tully's is a local’s favorite for a great pint of Guinness and craic (food not served). A place to have a party if booked well in advance. 091 638 692. Jimmy's favorite Pub
One of the best pints of Guinness you will get!
O'Donoghues Bar & B&B
One of the best pints of Guinness you will get!
O'Loclainn's Irish Wiskey Bar was voted one of Ireland’s top ten bars. Stop in for a drink only.
O'Loclainn's Irish Whiskey Bar
O'Loclainn's Irish Wiskey Bar was voted one of Ireland’s top ten bars. Stop in for a drink only.

Sightseeing

Close by in Kinvara. Great place for photos. From April to October you can enjoy fabulous entertainment and locally sourced food at the renowned castle banquet.
21 locals recommend
Dunguaire Castle
21 locals recommend
Close by in Kinvara. Great place for photos. From April to October you can enjoy fabulous entertainment and locally sourced food at the renowned castle banquet.
Endless things to do at the Cliffs One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast. Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.
141 locals recommend
Cliffs of Moher
141 locals recommend
Endless things to do at the Cliffs One of Ireland’s favourite visitor experiences, the Cliffs of Moher tower over the rugged West Clare coast. Walk the safe, paved pathways and view the famous Cliffs on Europe’s western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands.
The Quiet Man Bridge is located 8km past Oughterard, on the N59 heading west. Connemara was the setting for the iconic 1950’s film “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Much of the movie was filmed in the Cong area but parts were also filmed in various other Connemara locations. The Quiet Man Bridge at Leam, close to Oughterard is one of those locations. The location of the bridge is clearly signposted. This is a popular spot with visitors and a great place for photo opportunities.
Quiet Man Bridge
The Quiet Man Bridge is located 8km past Oughterard, on the N59 heading west. Connemara was the setting for the iconic 1950’s film “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. Much of the movie was filmed in the Cong area but parts were also filmed in various other Connemara locations. The Quiet Man Bridge at Leam, close to Oughterard is one of those locations. The location of the bridge is clearly signposted. This is a popular spot with visitors and a great place for photo opportunities.
Lunch in the Pub! This is a 700-acre estate to wander around on.
22 locals recommend
Ballynahinch Castle
22 locals recommend
Lunch in the Pub! This is a 700-acre estate to wander around on.

Activities

Highly recommended, wetmongrel@gamail.com or 00 353 (0)87 611 1992 Local, based in Kinvara
Wet Mongrel Adventures
Highly recommended, wetmongrel@gamail.com or 00 353 (0)87 611 1992 Local, based in Kinvara
Great local beach for swimming and sunbathing
7 locals recommend
Traught Beach
7 locals recommend
Great local beach for swimming and sunbathing
Great beach for swimming, walking, sunbathing and surfing. Jimmy's local surf spot.
17 locals recommend
Fanore Beach
17 locals recommend
Great beach for swimming, walking, sunbathing and surfing. Jimmy's local surf spot.
Good surf school, also rent's wetsuits and boards It's about a 35 minute drive from Beside The Tide 00 353 (0)87 213 3996
6 locals recommend
Aloha Surf School
6 locals recommend
Good surf school, also rent's wetsuits and boards It's about a 35 minute drive from Beside The Tide 00 353 (0)87 213 3996
Lahinch Beach is located a short drive from the Cliffs of Moher and is therefore very popular with locals and tourists alike. The flooding tide makes it ideal for surfing, sea kayaking and kite surfing and there are a few surfing schools in the local area. Lahinch is a popular resort town with many restaurants
33 locals recommend
Lahinch Beach
33 locals recommend
Lahinch Beach is located a short drive from the Cliffs of Moher and is therefore very popular with locals and tourists alike. The flooding tide makes it ideal for surfing, sea kayaking and kite surfing and there are a few surfing schools in the local area. Lahinch is a popular resort town with many restaurants
Ben founded and set up Ben’s Surf Clinic in 2007 and has a strong passion for surfing and for teaching others the skill. He has been coaching since 1993 and along with his team, wants to provide you with the best surfing experience! They have Surf shop and rent boards and wetsuits. Book online or ring 00 353 (0)86 844 8622
8 locals recommend
Ben's Surf Clinic Surf School Lahinch
8 locals recommend
Ben founded and set up Ben’s Surf Clinic in 2007 and has a strong passion for surfing and for teaching others the skill. He has been coaching since 1993 and along with his team, wants to provide you with the best surfing experience! They have Surf shop and rent boards and wetsuits. Book online or ring 00 353 (0)86 844 8622
Lahinch Surf School is based at the beach hut on Lahinch promenade in Lahinch County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. Here Lahinch Surf School provides a friendly, safe and fun introduction to the exhilarating art of surfing. Book online or ring 00 353 (0)87 960 9667
9 locals recommend
Lahinch Surf School
9 locals recommend
Lahinch Surf School is based at the beach hut on Lahinch promenade in Lahinch County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. Here Lahinch Surf School provides a friendly, safe and fun introduction to the exhilarating art of surfing. Book online or ring 00 353 (0)87 960 9667
Rustic headquarters of a family perfume company, with a tea room, herb garden & a blending area.
58 locals recommend
The Burren Perfumery
58 locals recommend
Rustic headquarters of a family perfume company, with a tea room, herb garden & a blending area.
Burren National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland, managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It covers a small part of the Burren, a karst landscape in County Clare on the west coast. Burren National Park was founded and opened to the public in 1991. There are some great hikes in the park for all abilities.
85 locals recommend
Burren National Park
2 Church St
85 locals recommend
Burren National Park is one of six national parks in Ireland, managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. It covers a small part of the Burren, a karst landscape in County Clare on the west coast. Burren National Park was founded and opened to the public in 1991. There are some great hikes in the park for all abilities.
Corcomroe Abbey is beautifully situated on the edge of the rocky hills of the Burren. It was founded for Cistercian monks around 1195 as a daughter house of the Abbey at Inisloughnaght, Co. Tipperary. The church was constructed in the early 13th century and consists of a nave with an aisle on the south side. It appears that it was intended to construct a similar aisle on the north side of the nave, but this may never have been completed, perhaps due to lack of funds.
Corcomroe Abbey
Corcomroe Abbey is beautifully situated on the edge of the rocky hills of the Burren. It was founded for Cistercian monks around 1195 as a daughter house of the Abbey at Inisloughnaght, Co. Tipperary. The church was constructed in the early 13th century and consists of a nave with an aisle on the south side. It appears that it was intended to construct a similar aisle on the north side of the nave, but this may never have been completed, perhaps due to lack of funds.
Small batch bean to bar chocolate makers sourcing their cacao beans directly from farmers. Crafted in the Burren mountains. Factory tours, cafe, shops
16 locals recommend
Hazel Mountain Chocolate
16 locals recommend
Small batch bean to bar chocolate makers sourcing their cacao beans directly from farmers. Crafted in the Burren mountains. Factory tours, cafe, shops
Discover the wild magic of the Burren at Burren Nature Sanctuary 50 acres of untamed nature showcases the habitats of the Burren: Lunar shattered limestone pavement Wild Orchid meadow Magical Hazel Fairy woodland Lake that fills every 12 hours!
24 locals recommend
Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe
24 locals recommend
Discover the wild magic of the Burren at Burren Nature Sanctuary 50 acres of untamed nature showcases the habitats of the Burren: Lunar shattered limestone pavement Wild Orchid meadow Magical Hazel Fairy woodland Lake that fills every 12 hours!
The Doolin Ferry Company has the largest and most comfortable ships in Doolin. So sail with us for unforgettable views of Ireland’s most famous cliffs and a great trip out to Aran. View 300 million years of history at the Cliffs of Moher with us. Do a google search for other ferries as well.
15 locals recommend
Doolin Ferry Est.1970
15 locals recommend
The Doolin Ferry Company has the largest and most comfortable ships in Doolin. So sail with us for unforgettable views of Ireland’s most famous cliffs and a great trip out to Aran. View 300 million years of history at the Cliffs of Moher with us. Do a google search for other ferries as well.
The Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day, the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge, you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.
10 locals recommend
Cliffs of Moher
10 locals recommend
The Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day, the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge, you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.
We offer a unique opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West of Ireland on horseback. Our riding centre is situated right beside the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Connemara Championship Golf Links. Our spectacular beach rides have provided riders with some amazing experiences over the years. All our rides are accompanied by experienced staff. They will guide you and your horse safely along the dazzling sandy beaches and through wide open countryside. With the Twelve Bens as a backdrop, the Atlantic Ocean at your feet, the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone and the colorful town of Clifden only a few miles away, it doesn't come any more scenic than this! We organize treks to suit all levels of riding. Our ponies and horses are all very well behaved and well schooled. Our team is totally committed to offer you the safest experience possible and turn it into the highlight of your holidays
The Point Pony Trekking & Horse Riding Centre
We offer a unique opportunity to discover some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West of Ireland on horseback. Our riding centre is situated right beside the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Connemara Championship Golf Links. Our spectacular beach rides have provided riders with some amazing experiences over the years. All our rides are accompanied by experienced staff. They will guide you and your horse safely along the dazzling sandy beaches and through wide open countryside. With the Twelve Bens as a backdrop, the Atlantic Ocean at your feet, the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone and the colorful town of Clifden only a few miles away, it doesn't come any more scenic than this! We organize treks to suit all levels of riding. Our ponies and horses are all very well behaved and well schooled. Our team is totally committed to offer you the safest experience possible and turn it into the highlight of your holidays
Scenic Walk on Corcomore Hill Only 20 minutes from Beside the Tide. It’s on the way to the Hazel Mountain Chocolate and the Burren Perfumery. From Beside the Tide go out to the main road and make a right on N67 heading south. You will go through the town of Kinvara.
Corcomroe Road
Scenic Walk on Corcomore Hill Only 20 minutes from Beside the Tide. It’s on the way to the Hazel Mountain Chocolate and the Burren Perfumery. From Beside the Tide go out to the main road and make a right on N67 heading south. You will go through the town of Kinvara.
At West Ireland Cycling we have been organising cycling holidays in Ireland for over 40 years. A third generation family owned cycling business harnessing local knowledge to provide a unique cycling experience. Based in Galway City, close to the heart of Connemara, the Burren, the Aran Islands and the Wild Atlantic Way we are perfectly positioned to offer a wide variety of spectacular cycling holidays in unique landscapes. 00 353 (0)87 176 8480
West Ireland Cycling
At West Ireland Cycling we have been organising cycling holidays in Ireland for over 40 years. A third generation family owned cycling business harnessing local knowledge to provide a unique cycling experience. Based in Galway City, close to the heart of Connemara, the Burren, the Aran Islands and the Wild Atlantic Way we are perfectly positioned to offer a wide variety of spectacular cycling holidays in unique landscapes. 00 353 (0)87 176 8480

Grocery

The closest grocery shop. They have a good selection of food, butcher, deli, beer, wine and have supplies you can purchase to top up wood for your fires.
Burke Londis
The closest grocery shop. They have a good selection of food, butcher, deli, beer, wine and have supplies you can purchase to top up wood for your fires.
Ballinderreen shop has Ice cream, deli with nice salads and sandwiches, milk, wine, etc. There is also an excellent car wash.
Connaughton's Applegreen Service Station
Ballinderreen shop has Ice cream, deli with nice salads and sandwiches, milk, wine, etc. There is also an excellent car wash.
Oranmore
Lidl
Oranmore
Oranmore
ALDI
1 Main St
Oranmore
Tesco Superstore, Unit 1, An Tancaire Bothar na muirisce, Oranmore, Co Galway. H91 AP27
Amazing Fish to buy, they get it in fresh each day. The stir fry monk fish is good and easy to prepare.
The Happy Lobster
Amazing Fish to buy, they get it in fresh each day. The stir fry monk fish is good and easy to prepare.