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Gielty's Clew Bay Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
+353 98 43119
10:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great craic. Great food. Lovely,friendly staff and owners. Good selection of gins. A must stop for a drink or a bite to eat on this beautiful island.

Thank Gary M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gielty's for a sandwich on a trip to Achill on a beautiful February day. After we ate the lovely grub by a roaring fire, we paid up and headed out to look across at the cliffs and the pub landlord very kindly popped out after us and gave us a quick explanation of what we were looking at... More 

2 Thank Grace C
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely food , 3 dishes really fresh good food in normal price ,staff very friendly and pub look very good

Thank Pawel G
Norwich, United Kingdom
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636 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We passed this restaurant on our way to Keem Bay, and after enjoying the sun, rain, cloud, dry, wet, view, etc. by the beach, decided to head back to Gielty's. Great! Roaring fire, warm friendly staff, great coffee, fab strawberry gateau, tasty ice-cream... Good location with plenty of parking.

Thank Barrie L
Dublin, Ireland
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229 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We just stopped in here for a snack around lunchtime & very pleasantly surprised to find there was quite a few options available (for mid November) There were lots of people dropping in & good choices on the menu from something light to full meals, so well done! Everything we had was fresh, tasty & served by a really nice... More 

Thank C_and_H_11
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109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Had our dinner here and it didn't disappoint. Lovely family-run business. Lovely atmosphere. The owner was kind enough to give us some history about the island. They offer a free shuttle bus collection and drop off, free of charge which was also great.

Thank Colum S
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you want somewhere where you can be guaranteed great food, a decent pint and a warm welcome on Achill then look no further. We go every time we visit Achill and it's never let us down before... Can't beat it 👍🏻

Thank Calvinclean
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Having been out along the road to Kell beach, which we regarded as "the end of the world", it was like returning to civilisation when we came across this hostelry. The car park which had had more craters than the moon was a bit off putting, but that said, we had a great lunch which was served by pleasant staff.

2 Thank 99ray
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Spent some time on the Island in Mid September. Gieltys was the only bar doing food on the whole Island, hence it was packed. Food was so good, staff were friendly and the pints were tasty. What more would a body need.

Thank Gary V
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Dooagh in April. We had a meal in Gielties. The food was excellent. There was a good choice on the menu. The wine was reasonably priced. My wife had a burger and chips, I had roast of the day. The young woman who served us was exceptionally friendly and helpful, she was willing to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dooagh Village, Dooagh, Achill Island, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Achill Island  >  Dooagh
  • Phone Number: +353 98 43119

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