Alan Gaillard Stoneware Pottery

alanAlan Gaillard Pottery is now back and in full-time production at his new, purpose-built, studio in Clifden, Connemara, which was opened in early 2009. Using all natural raw materials for his glazes, to his own and his (late) parents recipes, Alan is reproducing many of his original 1970’s and 80’s domestic tableware forms in immensely strong reduction-fired stoneware, in addition to his unique hand-built one-off lamps. All his tableware is oven, microwave and dishwasher proof. He is using dolomite and iron glazes, some of the latter in classic “Teadust” Tenmoku. Alan also works with peat ash greens and cobalt blues. He is also experimenting with locally garnered yellow ochres and granite dust glazes to add to his finishes for one-off pieces. Another new addition to Alan’s work combines intricate beach-combed driftwood, uncannily moulded by the sea into lifelike forms, with hand-built ceramic bases, which are totally unique.

Tel: 095 22786


 All Things Connemara

shopLocal Crafts & Artisan Produce. Connemara has a wealth of artisan producers making everything from pottery, baskets, sea-weed based cosmetics to knit ware and paintings. There is no better way to get the flavour of a place than by sampling the local produce. You will find them here at All Things Connemara. And with so much to do a little advice about what’s on and where can make your stay a little more special. So whether its pony trekking, surfing, fishing, mountaineering or cycling, sailing, scuba-diving or island hopping, a little friendly advice can go a long way. We’ll help open the door – to slow meandering roads, trails framed by spectacular scenery, small villages rich with tradition and culture, and truly friendly locals who will welcome you along the way.

Bike Electric Connemara at All Things Connemara – Roam the highways and byways of Connemara at your leisure. Make molehills out of those mountains, cruise gently along the bog road, and strike out those quite, secluded beaches that are now within easy reach with our great new Kalkhoff electric bicycles. Quality Hybrid bikes also available.

NEW! Taste of Connemara Tour  – Take our Taste of Connemara Tour and experience the best Connemara has to offer. Stop off at Roundstone for fresh Atlantic mussels or a seafood chowder and continue on with a visit to the Connemara Smokehouse, where you’ll see how the finest Irish Smoked Salmon is made, meet the producers, and get to sample the product of course!  With a visit to the historical Marconi radio site and the Alcock & Brown landing site, you’ll get a real taste for Connemara. (Tour takes 6 hrs approx, booking advisable, Hybrid bikes also available)

Find us: All Things Connemara,  (Open 7 days a week) Market Street, Clifden, Connemara, Co.Galway

Website:   Email:

An Bhean Feasa

an_bhean_feasa3Here you will find everything you need to achieve a healthier, fitter, happier life. From the health shop you can choose nutritional supplements and organic food, eco friendly household cleaners and organic skin care. We also have a great selection of empowering and inspiring books, beeswax candles, incense and gifts.

Re-balance your health with a complementary therapy such as Kinesiology, Massage or Reflexology and Shamanic Healing .  Perhaps you would like to do some transpersonal work, so come to Clifden and follow a weekend course such as Louise Hay’s “Love Yourself, Heal Your Life” workshop or enjoy Nature Therapy in the Connemara great outdoors.

We are so looking forward to meeting you and helping you so please get in touch and take the first step to feeling really wonderful!

The health shop is open 10 – 5.30 at the moment and the product of the moment is Zerochol which lowers cholesterol. Anyone coming in for it who can say they saw it advertised on the Clifden Chamber website can have 10% off.


Bridge Street, Clifden. Tel: 00353 (0)95 30671 / (0)86 3781306. Email:; Website:



An Siopa Deas

Our shop is a must on your shopping trip. We sell toys, souvenirs, gifts, and sweets. Our ice-cream is a treat not to be missed and check out our view of Clifden Bay!

Donal&Tina Scanaill




Brats of All Ages

Brats_Of_All_AgesConnemara’s Toy and Model shop. Agents for Revell, Games workshop and Berg go Karts .An “Aladdin’s cave ” packed full of toys and gifts for children. Local Heroes coupons excepted promotions vary check in store for details.

Market Street, Clifden.



Carrs Carpet & Furniture Centre

Galway Road, Clifden

Tel: 095 22070




Clifden Bookshop

167Wide range of books including Bestsellers, Local History, Irish Literature, Childrens Section, Maps & Guides, Artists Materials, Greeting Cards and Gifts. Mail ordering service available. Small niche independent Bookshop. Owners on hand to offer advice.

Book Tokens & Gift Tokens available.

We are also on facebook The Clifden Bookshop and
Nicole Shanahan & Maire O’Halloran, Main Street, Clifden. Tel:(095) 22020




Clifden Pharmacy Photo Centre

170Fast, efficient service and knowledgeable staff provide a full pharmacy service and advice on health matters, including alternative medicines. One hour photo processing.Tel:095-21821




Clifden Service Station TOPAZ

171Service station and convenience store.
Contact: Chris Shanahan, Main Street, Clifden.




Connemara Florist

Connemara_FloristConnemara Florist has been a fixture on Main street, Clifden for many years and is now owned and operated by the O’Sullivan family.

We import most of our flowers from Holland on a twice-weekly basis, direct from the Aalsmeer auction, renowned for it’s selection of worldwide flowers.

Connemara Florist carries a superb variety of fresh flowers and potted plants Our speciality is arrangements for weddings, special occasions and sympathy tributes.

We also provide local delivery for the connemara region. Tel: 09521565

Connemara Florist are offering a wide selection of arrangements this year. All hand made!



Connemara Smokehouse

289Perched on the waters edge of wild, rugged, mystic Connemara. The Award Winning small family run business, specialising in the most meticulously sourced quality Wild & Organic Salmon. Using time, wood-smoke & salt, we create a traditional artisanal product. But Salmon is only one product to come from the Connemara Smokehouse, there is also a unique line caught Irish Smoked Tuna, Smoked Mackerel and more. Come visit the Smokehouse and tease & delight the palate in an embrace of exciting flavours.
Contact: Graham Roberts, Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Co. Galway.
Tel:095-23739, Fax: 095-23001 :



Design Platform

Design Platform

Open Wed-Sat.11-5 pm.. Tel: 095 21526



Ferguson Fine Wines

An interesting selection of wines from all over the world, chosen to suit every occasion and budget.
Contact: Helen Ferguson, Main Street, Clifden
Tel:095 22644 M: 086-1574558


Finnerty Butchers

Main Street , Oughterard.

Mr Billy Morgan Tel:  091 552255 Email:


Gannon Sports

Gannon_SportsA stockist of all the leading brands including Quiksilver, Roxy, Helly Hansen, Adidas, Centerburg. Gannon Sports also provides tee-shirt printing and embroidery services. Leading Irish brands including ONeils of Dublin also available. Tax-free shopping, credit cards accepted. Contact: Gerry Gannon.
Tel:095-22268, Fax: 095-22270.



Hehirs of Clifden

Hehirs  All you need for Autumn/Winter 2013 arriving daily!! Our beautiful ranges & great prices make Hehirs the perfect spot for your fashion fix.

New collections from YaYa, Sunlight, Zhenzi, Peruzzi & Steilmann are now in stock and include new ranges from the miracle “Salsa Jeans“!!

Don’t forget the fabulous Marco Tozzi shoes & boots , handbags & accessories, & you’ll find you really need to pay a visit!! Check out our new ranges from S Oliver and a great new range of Children’s footwear called Pedipeds.

Weird Fish, Pierre Cardin, 6th Sense, Benetti, Skopes- there’s always something for the men in your life too!

Imagine, we still have some room for our beautiful Irish knitwear- Fisherman Out of Ireland, Westend Knitwear & we are proud to support Irish companies such as Lee Valley & Jack Murphy Outdoor Clothing.

We offer individual and honest service at any time- just call for a private consultation! And also our easy-pay methods ensure there’s never a drain on the budget!

Market Street, Clifden. Tel: 095 21282;  Follow us on Facebook Check us online



Homeware Plus & Shamrock Dry Cleaners

Homeware_PlusThe Square, Clifden. Co. Galway.

(095) 21348



Johnny King Fresh Fish Sales

Johnny_KingSelling the best crab claws & carb meat in the West! Daily fresh catches from his fast and modern Lochin 40 operating from Cleggan Fishing Village in Connemara. Contact Details: Western Kingfisher Sea Angling Charters, Cleggan, Connemara, Co. Galway. IRL

E-Mail:; Telephone: +353 95-44649: Mobile:+353 86-832-8278



Joyces Craft Shop, Recess

Recess, Connemarara

Tel: 095 34604



Kings Paper Shop

Paper ShopLarge Sale Section instore with unbeatable bargains! Do call in!!

Main Street, Clifden. Co. Galway.





Kylemore Abbey

kylemoreabbeyKylemore Abbey, located in the Kylemore Pass in Connemara, Co. Galway, has been home to the Irish Benedictine nuns since 1920. The Benedictine nuns bought the house in 1920, having fled their convent in war-torn Belgium in 1914, where they ran a boarding school for girls for over 300 years. They re-established the school here and it is still very much alive today.

Set in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey shares its woodlands, lakes and rivers with a large variety of birds and animals. A trip to the West of Ireland is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquility of Kylemore Abbey and Gardens. Facilities at Kylemore include a visitor centre, an exhibition housed in the main reception rooms of the house and a video which takes the visitor through the history of the house and its occupants. The Visitor Centre and exhibition, Gothic Church and Craft shop are open all year.

Kylemore Abbey, Kylemore, Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland.

T: +353 (0) 95 52000 | F: +353 (0) 95 52069 | E: | W:



Letterfrack Country Store

This is a unique supermarket, situated in the picturesque village of Letterfrack. We stock an amazing selection of world class wines, local & gourmet cheeses, homemade breads, local fish and Connemara lamb in our gourmet deli. We also sell newspapers, sweets and many other conveniences. We also have substantial car parking and we are in close proximity to pubs, restaurants and butchers.

Tel: 095 41850.


Lowry’s Sweater Shop

194One of Clifden’s family establishments offering an extensive range of the finest Irish merchandise. Traditional Irish knitwear, designer sweaters, hand-crocheted lace garments, cashmere capes, wax jackets, hats, caps and accessories.
Ann & Pat Casey, Market Street, Clifden. Contact: Tel:09521139


Malone Butchers

195Butcher Shop with the highest quality of goods, cleanliness and hygiene. H.A.C.C.P. approved. For the personal touch. John Malone, Market Street, Clifden.



Marinot Millinery

Marinot MillineryMarinot Millinery. Bespoke hats and headpieces, designed and handmade by Isobel Marinot-Wood.

Coming form a background in jewellery design and goldsmithing, Isobel has completed several millinery courses over the past 4 years. It’s a great feeling when a lovely hobby can become a little business. And when various national publications, as well as TV programmes have taken the time and shown an interest in these beautiful designs. Inspiration comes from all things beautiful, elegant and feminine, with a little sophisticated quirkiness. Living by the sea, and in the countryside gives a large part of creative spoke. Texture is so important, using the finest of materials, from felt, to straw, to buckram, tweed, fur, feathers and crystals, to name but a few. Using the traditional technique of blocking, dying and hand stitching. Each hat is unique and individually designed, to suit an outfit, occasion or personality.

Appointments can be made with Isobel. There is also a range of hats on display in Millars Connemara, in Clifden.

Tel: 353 (0)95 21683; 353 (0)87690806; Email:; Web:  Find Isobel on Facebook Isobel Marinot-Wood


McMurray Carpets

Handtufted custom made carpets, area rugs and wall hangings of exquisite grace and enduring luxury. Over the years we have continually refined and enhanced our handtufting process. Employing exclusively commissioned pure woolen blends and yarns we have achieved a truly exceptional level of quality which is instantly recognisable in the pile density, lustre and durability of our carpets.

Connemara Carpets Ltd., Moyard, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel: ++353 (0)95 41010 | Fax: ++353 (0)95 41083 | Email: ‘; document.write( ‘‘ ); document.write( addy_text92948 ); document.write( ‘<\/a>’ ); //–> | Website:

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Millars Connemara

Millars_ConnemaraMillars Connemara , fantastic selection of spring /summer collections now in.Check out the new season Oska.Gabi Lauton,Bi Ti Mo for all those special occasions coming up in the coming months! New collection of Easy Comfort summer coats and jackets that have the edge on style and colour.

Cashmere Wraps and stoles on special offer and the last of the winter sale continues in store.

Gifts and Home ware selection all in for the new season.

Open Mon-Sat 10-6 pm.

Tel: 095 21038; Email:



Moran’s Butchers

185High-class quality beef, lamb, pork, and our own home cured bacon. Award winning black & white puddings and homemade sausages. Contact: Des Moran, Main Street.





Morans Pharmacy

As well as full pharmacy facilities, Moran’s offers an excellent range of photographic services including cameras and related supplies. Also available are designer perfumes and sunscreens, homeopathic and herbal remedies, and even a chiropodist.

Declan Moran, Main Street, Clifden. Tel:09521273, Fax: 09521273 Email:


O’Dalaigh Jewellers

276Unique Jewellery handcrafted in Clifden by John & Jonathan Daly. Inspiration is taken from ancient artifacts in the National Museum and the Book of Kells.


My father started designing and creating jewellery over 30 years ago. Today we have our flagship store on Main Street in Clifden and our second smaller shop is part of the newly developed Cliffs of Moher centre. We make a lot of our master models by wax carving so it means we can be very creative in our designs. It has been very hard dealing with the metal increases over the past few years but we do have price ranges to suit everyone, from cheaper silver items to more expensive gold items, all set with various stones.

Johanathan Daly, Main Street, Clifden. Tel:095-22119 :



Office Chat

office_chat_logo_finalThis is the place to order all your office supplies from the leading office supplies wholesaler in the country.

From paper, ink cartridges, laser toners right through to media such as CDs, DVDs and dat tapes, we are the single point for all your office supplies and consumables.

Try us – you will be impressed!

Email: ; Tel 091-550014


Ohh! By Gum

ohh_by_gumOhh! By Gum – says it all!  Nestled in the Old Water Tower of the Clifden Station House Courtyard Ohh! By Gum – an eco-chic boutique – offers a utopia for colour and texture in our all our ranges including the retro sweetshop and the knitting yarn corner.  If it’s a lovely gift of organic cotton clothing for a special little person in your life or the magical lift that a new dress can give you – look no further than Ohh! By Gum.  We stock fabulous ranges of childrens clothes & gifts from birth upwards.  We search near and far to offer you unique fashion collections for women that bring value for money and are ethically made.  Ohh! By Gum offers you the choice that doesn’t cost the earth.

Tel: 095-21334






P & B Pryce Ironmongers & General Merchants

197A DIY’ers dream shop – serving all of your home requirements. Their broad DIY selection includes paints and varnishes, hand and electric tools, and a great range of garden furniture.
Paddy Pryce, Galway Road, Clifden
Tel:095-22927, Fax: 095-22927


Prendergast Antiques

Specialising in furniture & jewellery.

Market Street, Clifden. Co. Galway. Tel: 0872203175



Roundstone Musical Instruments

Roundstone_Musical_InstrumentsOn an old Franciscan Monastery in Roundstone, developed by the Industrial Development Authority , Malachy Kearns, better known as Malachy Bodhrán amongst folk musicians, works at his craft of making Ireland’s oldest product the Bodhrán (Bow-Rawn).

In the hands of a skilled player the Bodhrán can be a subtle and exciting instrument – striking the skin in a variety of ways, one hand tucked in behind the skin, pressing and moving to vary the colour and intensity of the sound. The side of the beater is also used to good effect on the wooden rim. Genuine Goatskin is a natural ‘live’ material, expands and contracts slightly with changing temperatures, it has an infinite variety of subtle ‘veining’ and it’s rich lustre becomes more beautiful with age.

Roundstone Musical Instruments Ltd. Malachy Kearns, IDA Craft Centre,Roundstone, Co. Galway. Ireland.

Tel:+35395+-35808 Fax:+35395+-35980 E-Mail: Url:


Schleys Electrical

Bridge Street, Clifden. Co. Galway.

Tel: 095 21360



StanleysStanley’s – a family business since 1824 – is located on Lr. Market St. As well as general drapery and household goods, the shop has an extensive range of:

• Outdoor Footwear (Brasher, Keen, Ecco, Salomon, Merrell, Helly Hanson, Wellingtons – Aigle, Dunlop, Hoggs).

• Footwear (Ecco, Dubarry, FitFlop, Reiker, Geox, Converse, Crocs, Emu, Legero, Glagla, Primigi).

• Outdoor wear (Berghaus, Helly Hansen, Paramo, Colombia, Mac in a sac, Gelert).

• Ladies wear (St. James, Mât de Misaine, Emu, Joules, Hajo, Trésor des Oceans, Castle, Pretty Polly, Scheisser).

• Mens wear (Magee, Barbour, St. James, Robbie, Vedoneire, Scheisser, Timberland, Wrangler, Clubman).

• Children’s wear (Mayoral, Tuc Tuc, Trésor des Oceans, Lego, Rukka).

• School Uniforms (for Clifden Community School and Scoil Mhuire).

• Irish woollens (Carraig Dunn, Magee, Hanley’s, Foxford, Donegal Design, Knitting wool – Tivoli, Kilcarra, Kerry Woollen Mills).

• Fishing Tackle (Greys, Okuma, Fly by Frankie McPhillips, Flys of Ireland, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia, Rapala, Storm, Mepps, Mustad, Penn).

Check out our SALES ROOM for great bargains!

We sell permits for the Clifden Anglers Association and State salmon licences.

(Please note that while we make every effort to provide fishing information, it is on a voluntary basis and priority has to be given to customers.)

Contact: Tel. 095-21039, Fax. 095-21721 , Email:



SuperValu Clifden

SuperValuClifden’s largest Supermarket, employing over 65 local people!

Better than Half Price on Back to School Lunches; Carroll’s premium carved Ham, Brady Ham, Green farm Chicken/Turkey Slices, SV Rice Cakes, White Crusty Rolls, Munch Bunch Fromage Frais, Muller Rice Range all less than Half Price in Store this week.

Check out our Better Than Half Price Sale in Store this week with offers such as Legs of Lamb was €14.49/kg now only €7.20/kg. SV Mussels, Queens new Potatoes,   Organic bag apples all less than Half Price.

Tel: 095 21182; Email:;



The Bens Music & Framing Shop

Traditional irish music store…large selection of trad. CDs and DVDs

with more than 50 local titles from Connemara available!

We also stock musical instruments music books and accessories.

Personalised Bodhrans available while you wait, or maybe pop out for a Guinness!!


Contact us at (email) or John at 095 22680 / cell 0861031154 follow us on Facebook The Bens Music & Picture Framing

Bridge Street, Clifden. Co. Galway; Tel: 095 22680; 086 1031154; Email:


The Celtic Shop

claddagh_story2Established in 1974, the Celtic Shop and Tara Jewellers has been a most popular choice for visitors to Connemara for the past 30 years, who have a discerning eye for quality. Experienced staff ensures that you receive personal attention and friendly help in making your choice from the fine selection of Jewellery, Gifts and Crafts.

Telephone: +353+95-21064: Fax: +353+95-21413: e-mail:



The Connemara Hamper


173The Connemara Hamper carries a wide range of Irish farmhouse cheeses, Connemara smoked salmon, hand-made chocolates from Mayo, locally-made jams and marmalades, delicious gateaux from ‘Goyas of Galway’ and a range of Connemara handmade baskets.There is a wide choice of patés, salamis, Parma and home-baked hams, and wonderful selections of olives, caperberries, and sun-dried tomatoes, all of which can be used to make a ‘brown bag’ lunch to your personal choice. Illy coffee is also available to take away.There is a selection of French, Spanish and Italian organic wines, and organic fruit/vegetables in season, as well as a wide range of dried goods.

The Connemara Hamper has received many accolades and is listed in the latest copy of The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide. Mail order service available within Ireland/EU. Open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 17:30pm. Tel 095 21054




The Furniture Store

Furniture_StoreFurniture stores Ireland is an extension of our business giving you the customer the comfort of browsing and purchasing in your own home or office.

Bridget Street, Clifden. Co. Galway

Tel 095 21600




The Outdoor Shop

Conn O MaraThe home of Conn O’Mara. My Tee shirts and hats are a must have souvenir of your visit to Connemara.

Conn O’Mara is a friendly chap who enjoys life. With Conn the glass is always half full. Life is grand even when he is being chased by a cloud of Midges. He is happiest climbing the mountains or surfing the seas of Connemara usually in the company of his trusted sheep Seamus.So keep a lookout for him when you are out and about and if you do meet him his big smile will be sure to remind you that life is grand in Connemara.

Created and designed right here in Clifden, Connemara. Please visit my website. and Telephone 095 22838


Whistlestop Gifts & Interiors

Grainne Hyland, Market Street, Clifden. 095 21532 Email: One of the most original gift stores in the country. Inspiring home accessories including design led cushions, lamps, mirrors & table top items. Exciting international brands such as Linum, LSA Intl., Sagaform & Sabre, France. Contact: Grainne Hyland, Market Street, Clifden, Co. Galway.
Tel:09521532 :