Connemara Coast

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Furbo, Western Ireland, Ireland
Connemara Coast Hotel
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Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 27% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Families74
  • Couples74
  • Solo75
  • Business92

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Irelands best hotel

by suncoaster about Connemara Coast hotel

Our room loooked out over Galway Bay . A fabulous view.
the hotel staff was helpful and friendly...there is a lovely pub there, and the food there was excellent The beautiful seeting and the view, set this hotel apart from the others.


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Forum Posts

Joyces Craft Shop

by jmoneill

Do you have an email address for Mark Joyce or Joyces Craft Shop. in 2002 I purchased a marble Galway hooker that I have broken and wish to replace.
Joyce O'Neill

Re: Joyces Craft Shop

by zuriga

I found this.. maybe it's the place. All it took was a Google (very handy).

Phone: +353 (0)95 34604

Re: Joyces Craft Shop

by jmoneill

Yes I found that also. Looking for an email address.
Thanks anyway

Re: Joyces Craft Shop

by leics

You might be able to get an email contact through Connemara Marble, which I believe is owned by the Joyce family:

Travel Tips for Galway

An example of local humour...

by sourbugger

Would you have been caught out by this story that follows ? If it had been published on April 1st it would not have raised an eyebrow...but this story was taken seriously in many places, appeared on several 'an finally' TV news pieces. The 'Galway First' freebie newspaper that first published it saw it's website crash when it suddenly had over 2 million hits.

So, here it is :

A man who was found dressed in latex and handcuffs brought a donkey to his room in a Galway city centre hotel, because he was advised "to get out and meet people," the local court heard last week.

Thomas Aloysius McCarney, with an address in south Galway, was charged with cruelty to animals, lewd and obscene behaviour, and with being a danger to himself when he appeared before the court on Friday. He was also charged with damage to a mini-bar in the room, but this charge was later dropped when the defendant said that it was the donkey who caused that damage. Solicitor for the accused Ms Sharon Fitzhenry said that her client had been through a difficult time lately and that his wife had left him and that his life had become increasingly lonely.

"Mr McCarney has been attending counselling at which he was told that he would be advised to get out and meet people and do interesting things. It was this advice that saw him book into the city centre hotel with a donkey," she said. She added that Mr McCarney also suffered from a fixation with the Shrek movies and could constantly be heard at work talking to himself saying things like "Isn't that right, Donkey?"

Supt John McBrearty told the court that Mr McCarney who had signed in as "Mr Shrek" had told hotel staff that the donkey was a family pet and that this was believed by the hotel receptionist who the suspect said was "young and hadn't great English."

Receptionist Irina Legova said that Mr McCarney had told her that the donkey was a breed of "super rabbit" which he was bringing to a pet fair in the city. The court was told that the donkey went berserk in the middle of the night and ran amok in the hotel corridor, forcing hotel staff to call the gardai.

McCarney was found in the room wearing a latex suit and handcuffs, the key to which the donkey is believed to have swallowed. He was removed to Mill St station after which it is said he was the subject of much mirth among the lads next door in The Galway Arms.

He was fined €2,000 for bringing the donkey to the room under the Unlawful Accommodation of Donkeys Act 1837. Other charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

I guessed as soon as i real the name of the receptionist. Did you ?

Always be prepared to hunt...

by thunderbox

Always be prepared to hunt leprechauns. Carry a bag with a large club and a rusty nail at the end of it. If you see a rainbow like this one, run don't walk, and find the end of it before it goes away. When you find the leprechaun at the end hoarding that pot of gold, beat him senseless and steal the gold. Then return victoriously and knock back a few with a big box of Lucky Charms.

A classic

by sabsi about The Keys

The Keys is one of the biggest and most popular pubs of Galway. I've never seen it empty actually, it's always packed with tourists and locals. The interieur is rather special here - the whole place looks like a church rather than a pub. Great! None that I know of. At the side door there aren't even bouncers sometimes (On Saturdays there are though but still there doesn't seem to be a dress code.

Spicy and Cosy

by sabsi about Kumars Taste of Asia

We chose this restaurant because it was very close to our hotel and it had a table for twenty on a Saturday night. (Suspicious!)

We expected the worst because we couldn't believe this was a good place if the would find space for a group like ours. Luckily we were wrong. I absolutely loved the food here and staff was friendly as well. In the end the place was packed - which wasn't only our fault .. even though we filled up half the restaurant!

They serve Indian, Thai and Chinese stuff here. Everything I tried was very nice. And the prices were ok, too. A main course cost around 12 Euro (rice, naan bread etc costs extra though). The colourful decoration in red and orange. Oh and the Chicken Tikka I had as starter (and the spring rolls of my neighbour were very tasty as well). My main course was Red Thai Chicken Curry which was rather spicy but excellent.


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Address: Furbo, Western Ireland, Ireland