The Avoca store in Connemara, on Ireland's dramatic Atlantic coast is situated right on the shores of Ballinakil Bay on the main Clifden - Westport road at Letterfrack. A must-see for visitors to Connemara, the shop combines the very best of Irish crafts, gifts, clothes and soft furnishings, all with a view out across a magnificent rugged coastline and rolling hills of Connemara National Park. <br/><br/>
It is the ideal place to pick up gifts or something special for yourself. There's something for everyone from womenswear to outdoor gear to delicious food from the Avoca Pantry range, perfect for that beach or mountainside picnic on the Twelve Pins.<br/><br/>
There is also a large selection of scarves, rugs and throws in fine mohairs, lambswool and cashmere in many cases woven at the family Mill in Avoca Village, Co Wicklow.<br/><br/>
Working for many years with talented Irish craftspeople, the store provides an exciting selection of exclusive gifts and accessories including glass, leather, pottery, silk, ironwork, jewellery, organic farming produce, perfumes and candles. Avoca is an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world's oldest surviving manufacturing companies and Ireland's most exciting stores. The beautifully bright and airy café is also worth a visit to rest tired legs after a morning of sightseeing.
Open since 1925 McCambridge's of
Galway is a gourmand's delight.
It is a wonderful mix of select
grocer, coffee shop, deli and off-licence
downstairs and a beautiful casual
restaurant upstairs. The shop prides
itself on providing the best of Irish and
international cheeses, meats, and organic
The take -away sandwich bar is a
busy hub of activity, where sandwiches
are custom made to order. The coffee
bar has great views out onto the main
pedestrianised street, or you can sit in
the outside seating and watch the world
Some of the specialities of this
shop include Irish jams and preserves,
chutneys, the best of Irish chocolates and
confectionary. The award -winning offlicence
selection features boutique wines
and whiskies, which are a specialty here,
along with the widest range of Irish and
Scotch whiskies in the west of Ireland.
McCambridge's also does wonderful
hampers for all occasions and can
custom make a hamper to your specific
To top it all, their cafe/restaurant
upstairs from the shop uses the finest
local ingredients to produce a range of
modern Irish dishes, with Mediterranean
Sheridan's will seduce any cheese lover that walks through the door. In addition to a comprehensive range of Irish cheeses, Sheridan's also sells exotic, flavoured cheeses from elsewhere in Europe. Samples are readily given, and the staff are generally happy to chat about all things foodie. Speciality condiments and delicacies are also available, including stuffed olives and sundried tomatoes
Discover Connemara, a beautifully scenic region just north of Galway City with Lally Tours. This tour includes stops at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, Leenane Village, Killary Fjord and the village of An Spidéal overlooking Galway Bay.
Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour
The unmissable Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with Lally Tours includes up to 2 hours at the cliffs and includes stops at the lunar-like Burren region, Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre and the charming village of Doolin overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Cliffs of Moher Express Bus
A Non-Stop Express Shuttle Service to the Cliffs of Moher with Lally Tours. Experience Ireland’s natural, mysterious, 214m (702 ft) high cliffs and interactive visitor centre. You’ll have 2 full hours to explore on your own before heading back to Galway.
Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Explore Galway with one of Lally Tours' friendly guides to learn about this colourful city and see it from the best vantage point: an open top bus! You’ll see everything from medieval walls in the city centre to the sandy beaches of Salthill. Hop on and off as much as you’d like and your ticket is valid for 24 hours.