Welcome to Oliver’s Bar in Cleggan, an ideal base for a holiday in Connemara. We are happily situated within easy reach of beautiful beaches, breath-taking walking countryside (including Connemara National Park and Omey Island), horse-riding, seafishing, island trips and the Connemara Golf Club. The surrounding area is incredibly beautiful and peaceful and is always popular with walkers, cyclists, nature lovers and amateur archaelogists and historians.
Oliver’s is situated in the heart of this little fishing village and overlooks the working harbour which is both a fishing port and a landing point for ferries to Inishbofin, and less frequently, Inishturk.
Bar & Restaurant
Our bar and dining room is bright and comfortable with large windows to the back overlooking the harbour. The bar is warmed by a cosy open fire on all but the warmest Summer days. On fine days you can enjoy your drink on our large deck and watch the fishermen unloading their catch or watch the many and varied loads coming to and from the Islands.
Traditional music sessions happen in Oliver’s at least twice a week in the high season and in some of the (three) other pubs in the village on the other nights. All musicians, singers and dancers are welcome in Cleggan!
Food is served in the bar every day, starting with breakfast and a full lunch menu served between 12.30 and 3.00pm. There is an all-day snack menu available in the bar until 9.00 pm and dinner is served between 6.00 and 9.00 pm in the Summer season. Our Summer lunch and dinner menus offer a wide selection of fresh, locally caught seafood but we also serve the best Irish beef and Connemara lamb and other meat dishes. We cater for everyone, whether you just need a filling bowl of our famous Seafood Chowder and a fresh Crabmeat Sandwich, a hearty plate of fish & Chips or a Toasted Sandwich. If you want to go all out and treat yourself to some of our dinner specials. Restaurant opening times are seasonal so please check ahead. Our Winter lunch menu is unfortunately, according to the laws of supply and demand, smaller!
Oliver’s is an ideal year-round base for a break in Connemara. We have five bedrooms which, though small, are bright, clean and comfortable. We have three double rooms and two family rooms (one double bed and two singles). All have en-suite shower and toilet facilities and tv. Our standard rates start at E30 per person and discounts are available for group bookings or longer-term stays.