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Quay House, Beach Road, Clifden, Galway,
Mr Paddy Foyle
Overlooking the harbour, The Quay House is one of Clifden's in County Galway, oldest buildings. It has 14 individually furnished rooms, some with balconies and working fireplaces.
Built for the Harbour Master nearly 200 years ago, The Quay House has been sensitively restored and now offers guest accommodation in 14 individually styled bedrooms with some good antiques and original paintings; several have working fireplaces. All have large bathrooms with tubs and showers and there are also two ground floor rooms for wheelchair users. All but two of the bedrooms overlook the harbour. The Quay House stands right on the harbour, just seven minutes walk from Clifden town centre. Family portraits, period furniture, cosy fires and a warm Irish welcome make for a unique atmosphere of comfort and fun.
The Quay House is Clifden's oldest building, dating from c1820. It was originally the Harbour Master's house but later became a Franciscan monastery, then a convent and finally a hotel owned by the Pye family. Now providing town house accommodation in Clifden, it is run by the Foyle family, whose forebears have been entertaining guests in Connemara for nearly a century. The owners, Paddy and Julia Foyle, are always on hand for advice on fishing, golfing, riding, walking, swimming, sailing and dining, all close by.