Spectacular Views
Whether it’s stunning sunsets over the seascape of Ardbear & Clifden Bay. Or wild storm fronts rolling in over Connemara. Settle beside the fireplace for natures show.
Seafood Restaurant
Imagine high end cuisine meets informality. Our menu reintroduces diners to the season of foods & showcases only what’s on offer in Connemara.
Fruit and vegetable gardens
Learn about the journey from seed to plate. Ripe fruit, vegetables, edible flowers & herbs. Our produce connects guests to food with real flavour.
Individually styled
guest rooms
Pocket sprung beds, luxury linen & towels, plush feather pillows and oversized windows to soak in your surroundings.


“A home from home”

Celebrating 40 years of welcoming guests as friends, the Ardagh is now in the third generation of the Bauvet/Berings family. Old fashioned rest, relaxation & the best food Connemara has to offer. One of the last small, family run hotels in Ireland. What was originally a quaint fishing lodge is now the 20 bedrooms of a four star establishment. The Ardagh has been lovingly restored into an unfussy, intimate hotel with individually styled guest rooms. Set on 6 acres of food and wild floral gardens offering both views of Connemara’s land and seascapes.


West of Ireland

The Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant can be the halfway rest point on the Wild Atlantic Way route.
The secret escape away from the city or a romantic treat. 
On the waters edge of Ardbear bay in Clifden.

the perfect
hideaway for...

The Explorer

Placing a flag at the top of Ben Baun, the highest mountain of the Twelve Bens range. Roaring through the twists & the turns of the old Roundstone bog road on an electric bike*. Searching for the elusive bearded mountain goat in the Connemara national park. Or riding the crests of the Atlantic waves out to Inish Bofin island. (*Ask at reception for details)

The Cruiser

Soft strolls on the white sands of Gurteen & Dogs Bay beach. Watching the boats come and go from Roundstone or Cleggan harbour with a warm bowl of soup. Or soaking up some history at the Derrigimlagh Bog site & Kylemore Abbey.

The Chiller

Curling up with your favourite book in front of the fire. Unwinding in a bath full of bubbles, maybe even sipping on a glass of bubbly too. Or absorbing a couple of cuddles with Bruce the family dog.

The Gastronome

Tasting the Connemara kitchen with the loving flavours portrayed by Monique Bauvet. Savouring an elegant wine paring alongside a good laugh with Stéphane Bauvet in the restaurant. Or learning about the gratifying journey from seed to plate with Peter Stanley in the gardens.

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