Spiddal (Irish: An Spidéal, meaning "the hospital", Irish pronunciation: [ənˠ ˈsˠpʲɪdʲeːlˠ]) is a Gaeltacht village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. It is 18 km west of Galway city, on the R336 road. An Spidéal is on the eastern side of the county's Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) and of the Connemara region. It is a tourist centre with a scenic beach, harbour, and shore fishing.
Restaurants in Spiddal
5 based on 112 reviews
Standún is a unique family-run store, situated in a traditional Connemara setting in the west of Ireland. The store is in its 3rd Generation and has been in operation for over 60 years. There is a huge variety of Aran Sweaters, Irish products, Menswear, Ladies fashion, children's clothing, Irish and International gifts and homeware and a cafe with home baking.
We stopped here on a self-driving tour mostly because they offered coffee and were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed the store. We shopped enthusiastically and, as our purchased were numerous, we arranged to have our things shipped home. They arrived well packed, intact and sooner than promised.
5 based on 136 reviews
Moycullen Riding Centre is situated near Galway city, in the magnificent surroundings of the Connemara countryside. They offer one and two hour treks along bog roads and across Mountains. Or why not try their beach ride on Rushing Bay off Galway Bay. Private and group lessons for beginners also available with qualified B.H.S.A.I instructor.
If you’re looking for an activity suitable for all ages and levels look no further. Tom, the owner, took us on an amazing ride through the beautiful Irish countryside. He was attentive and kind. If you’re in Galway, definitely add this to your to-do list.
5 based on 291 reviews
Located just outside Doolin village on the outskirts of the Burren. Enjoy fantastic views of the magestic Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Connemara Mountains and Galway Bay on horseback. Gallop along the beach on Ireland's west coast. Caters for everyone from beginner to advanced rider offering treks from 1 to 6 hours long.
I cannot say enough how incredible this experience was. My friend and I went on the 2 hour Trek and loved every minute of it. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and the horses were very well trained. The views were simply stunning and far exceeded our expectations. I've been on other horseback riding excursions but this one tops them all by far. Make time for this experience- you won't regret it!
4.5 based on 161 reviews
Ceardlann/Spiddal Craft & Design Studios is a small complex of craft workshops situated right on the coast of Galway Bay, with beautiful views of the Burren and the Aran Islands.Visitors get a chance to see some of Ireland's finest craft items being made right in front of their eyes. The crafts include Handweaving, Jewellery and Stained Glass making, Screenprinting, and various forms of art, Traditional Basket Weaving and a Photographic Studio. An Spailpin Fanach, the Irish Cultural shop, produces it's own unique designs in quality T-Shirts and Hoodies, as well as a wide range of books and music, representative of this Gaelic speaking area. The craft village also boasts one of the finest cafes in Ireland, An Builin Blasta. IIt certainly is well worth a visit.
What a quaint and picturesque little place! We found this by accident and would recommend it to pass an hour away. With all the little shops offering a different type of handmade gift there is something for everyone. Because everything is handmade prices are expensive but you don't have to buy anything just go and see the wonderful talent from artists paintings to glassware, pottery and basket weaving. The only downside was the cafe, the carrot cake was dry and the cinnamon bun chewy and compared to every other place we have eaten on our travel was overpriced and bad quality. However those having meals around us the cooked food and toasted sandwiches looked lovely. There are little seats placed through the middle of the village giving a beautiful view and there was even a dog bowl for fluffy visitors. Would definitely recommend a visit.
4.5 based on 238 reviews
We are a family of 2 adults and three kids ages 9, 7 and 4. We went to Loughwell Farm Park during the last week of the summer holidays. The weather was very wet and miserable but we were pleasantly surprised by the array of indoor activities to allow for the Irish Weather. All the staff were very nice and friendly. We managed to get outside between the heavy showers and had fun on the go karts, the barrel train and the football area. The place is set in a real Connemara setting with some beautiful landscaping and views. The kids got to hold and cuddle some rabbits during one of the animal activities. We felt it was very reasonable and we enjoyed a good four hours in the park. All in all we had a wonderful day and we would highly recommend Loughwell Farm Park.
5 based on 1 reviews
At the Clo Iar-Chonnacht book shop and music shop we specialise in Irish-language books and traditional Irish music. Come and browse our selection of books from books in Irish for children, Irish-English dictionaries, novels in Irish, books on local history and folklore, as well as traditional Irish music CDs. Our staff will be happy to help you to find the perfect book for you.
Take to the Music or enjoy a read this is a must on your travels as you get the richness of culture first hand :)
4 based on 6 reviews
4 based on 2 reviews
Traditional Irish music heaven! Stop by for a lesson on a traditional Irish instrument, information on local sessions/musicians, C.D.'s, instruments and much much more.
Only had a quick visit. Had a chat with Colm Gannon and then heard him play at the pub later that night. Great selection of traditional instruments and a steady stream of students coming in and out. Bought a couple of T-shirts, played a guitar for awhile, with accordion accompaniment, and made a point to stay longer next year and maybe get a few lessons. Run by a very nice couple, Colm and Kelly, who are also great musicians.
4 based on 2 reviews
Geraldine O'Rourke's work is simply wonderful. Using mixed media of felt and ceramics in some of her earlier work gives depth and dimension to her pieces. And I am biased! I have four of them.
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