Oliver's On Cleggan Pier

Cleggan

Cleggan is a lovely fishing village set in an incredibly beautiful and peaceful region on the Atlantic Coast that is very popular activity holiday destination. Oliver's is on the pier overlooking the working harbour. Our family run business is about offering high quality food, drink and accommodation to customers with warmth, and friendly service in a homely environment.

Noreen and Peter Higgins

Learn more about Cleggan and local nature photographer Heather Greer

Traditional Pub

Our pub is bright and comfortable overlooking the bustling Cleggan Harbour busy with fishermen unloading their catch and ferries coming and going from the islands. Enjoy our cosy open fire on all but the warmest Summer days and regular Traditional music sessions.

Fresh Seafood

We offer a wide selection of fresh, locally caught seafood dishes including our famous Seafood Chowder. We also serve the best Irish beef and Connemara lamb, as well as vegetarian dishes.

Accommodation

Oliver's is an ideal year-round base for a break in Connemara. We have five bedrooms which, though small, are bright, clean and comfortable. We have three double rooms and two family rooms (one double bed and two singles). All rooms are en-suite with TV and wifi.

Activities

Beach riding, hill walking, cycling, golfing and island hopping are among the favourite activities for locals and visitors alike. Just hanging out and having a friendly chat is, of course, what makes a visit to Cleggan the most special!

Cleggan Riding Centre

The Masters House, Cleggan
Cleggan Riding Centre have a wide range of Connemara ponies, Irish cobs and Irish Sport Horses to suit all ages and standards. They offer rides of 90 minutes, one hour and 30 minutes for small children. Additionally, the fabulous 2.5 -3 hour ride to Omey Island across beautiful Omey Beach as seen on Horse and Country TV Equitrekking Coastal Ireland and RTE's At Your Service. Quality dressage horses and Connemara ponies available for lessons. For more information go to clegganridingcentre.com
Landline: +353(0)95-44746
Mobile: +353(0)83-388-8135
Email: jcaztab13@eircom.net

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Connemara Championship Golf Links

Ballyconneely
Golf at the edge of Europe on the superb 27-hole Connemara Championship Golf Links beside the Atlantic Ocean with stunning views of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. For more information go to connemaragolflinks.com
Landline: +353(0)95-23502/23602
Fax: +353(0)95-23662
Email: info@connemaragolflinks.net

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Inishbofin Island Discovery

Cloonamore, Inishbofin Island
Inishbofin is located only 10 kilometers off the north Connemara coast, and is only a 30 minute crossing from Cleggan aboard the fast, comfortable "The Island Discovery". For more information go to inishbofinislanddiscovery.com
Landline: +353(0)95-45819
Mobile: +353(0)86-171-8829
Email: info@inishbofinislanddiscovery.com

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Western Kingfisher

Cleggan
The Western Kingfisher is owned by Johnny King and skippered by Ramie who has over 30 years experience fishing the rich waters off the Connemara Coast. The fishing grounds lie between Slyne Head to the south and Achill Head to the north, providing a wonderful variety and choice of marks, depending on conditions. The season runs from April to October. Angling gear is available for hire on board. For more information go to clegganseaangling.com
Landline: +353(0)95-44649
Mobile: +353(0)86-832-8278
Email: info@clegganseaangling.com

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Shooting Lessons

Connemara Shooting School, Cleggan
Learn to Shoot with Shane Bisgood who offers 35 years of teaching experience to aspiring & expert shooting enthusiasts. Shane was trained by the famous Holland & Holland Shooting School, London. All the necessary equipment is provided. Suitable for ladies, gentlemen and children from 12 years old upwards. We are located 2 miles from Cleggan and 8 miles from Clifden. For more information please call, text or email Shane or go to connemarashootingschool.com
Mobile: +353(0)86 279-5118
Email: shane@connemarashootingschool.com

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Michael Gibbons Archaeology Travel

Island House, Market Street, Clifden
Michael Gibbons has been guiding families and groups throughout Connemara and the West Coast of Ireland for almost 25 years. Michael Gibbons Archaeology Travel offers private guide service, private archaeological holidays and academic trips. For more information go to walkingireland.com
Landline: +353(0)95-21379
Email: info@walkingireland.com

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Mannion's Cycles

Bridge Street, Clifden
Mannion Cycle rents all styles of bikes and sizes from 21 speed mountain bikes to 21 speed tours. For more information go to clifdenbikes.com
Landline: +353(0)95-21160 (10am to 6pm)
Mobile: +353(0)87-418-2051 (10am to 11pm)
Email: jbtmannion@gmail.com

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

Bike Electric

Bike Electric at All Things Connemara, Market Street, Clifden
Roam the highways and byways of Connemara at your leisure. Make molehills out of those mountains, cruise gently along the bog road, and strike out those quite, secluded beaches that are now within easy reach with your high quality Kalkhoff electric bike (Regular hybrid bikes also available). For more information go to bikeelectric.ie
Landline: +353(0)95-22630
Mobile: +353(0)87-700-3347 and +353(0)87-299-7601
Email: shop@bikeelectric.ie

Special Offer for Oliver's guests: 10% off voucher

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Pub Food and Restaurant

Food is served in the pub every day starting with breakfast and a full lunch menu served between 12.30 and 3.00pm. There is an all-day snack menu available in the bar until 9.00 pm.

Dinner is served from 6 to 9pm in the Summer season. Restaurant opening times are seasonal so please check ahead. Our Winter lunch menu is unfortunately, according to the laws of supply and demand, smaller!

About Cleggan

Cleggan Fishing Village has a long history on this wild and rocky stretch of the Atlantic Coast. The first pier was built here in 1822 by acclaimed Scottish Engineer, Alexander Nimmo, but people had long been eking out a living from the sea and the shore in the traditional currachs and "pucán" sailing boats.

The rich herring fisheries were supplemented by kelp sales and lobster and crayfish exports to the continent and a market for basking shark oil. The terrible storm of 28th of October 1927 was a terrible blow to the village taking, as it did, most if not all of the able-bodied males from many houses but the way of life has continued. Many people still fish from currachs, though the inshore fleet has modernised over the years, and gather seaweed for sale or for use as fertiliser on their own land.

The herring fisheries are now a thing of the past and the basking sharks are no longer hunted but can often be seen off shore on fine Summer evenings. Shellfish are still a major export and you can watch from the bar on many evenings as they are bought and loaded.

The staple industries of fishing and farming are now heavily supplemented by tourism and the village offers a selection of friendly and welcoming B&B and self-catering accommodation. Cleggan is an ideal base for any holiday in Connemara with its rich archaelogical and historical interest, beautiful beaches and walks and wide choice of outdoor activities close at hand.

Many thanks to nature photographer, Heather Greer, for allowing us to include her wonderful photos on our website. For more information on this region with more of Heather's gorgeous photos, please go to aughruspeninsula.com

Accommodation

Our standard rates start at €30 per person and discounts are available for group bookings or longer-term stays. We would be delighted to offer special packages to groups who wish to enjoy their favourite activities in the wild west of Ireland. Phone or use our email form to book directly with us. Alternatively you can book at bookings.com.

Traditional Pub

Traditional music sessions happen in Oliver's at least twice a week in the high season and in some of the (three) other pubs in the village on the other nights. All musicians, singers and dancers are welcome in Cleggan!

Breakfast Menu

Full Breakfast €8.50 Rashers, Sausages, Pudding, Egg, Beans & Toast
Mini Breakfast €7.00 Less of the above
Scrambled Egg & Toast €6.25 Add Smoked Salmon or Bacon €6.95
Beans on Toast €5.50
Fried Eggs on Toast €5.50
Tea or coffee included in above
Cereals €1.25 Choose from Muesli, Cornflakes, & Weetabix
Tea/Coffee with Toast or Scones €3.00 Extra Scones €1.00
Tea/Coffee €1.60
Espresso €2.20
Cappuccino €2.20
Latte €2.40
Hot Chocolate €3.50

Lunch Menu

Soup of the Day (Coeliac Friendly) €3.60
Seafood Chowder €6.50

MEAT DISHES

Irish Breakfast & Chips €9.50
Garlic Chicken Gougons & Chips €9.50
Savoury Omelette & Chips €9.50
Beef Burger & Chips €9.00

SEAFOOD DISHES

Grilled Fillet of Salmon, Potatoes & Veg €13.50
Prawn Cocktail €6.50
Traditional Fish & Chips €11.50
Scampi & Chips with Tartare Sauce €9.50
Grilled Fillet of Mackerel, Potatoes & Veg €10.95
Smoked Mackerel Paté on Toast €6.50
Warm Crab Claws in Garlic €11.50

KIDS MEALS

Burger, Nugget, Sausages or Fishfingers & Chips €4.75

SALADS

Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad €8.50
Warm Smoked Ham & Brie Salad €8.50

SANDWICHES

Baps €8.95 Tuna Melt, Garlic Chicken, B.L.T. All Baps are served with Chips & Salad
Panini €5.50 Ham, Brie & Wholegrain Mustard; Vegetarian Melt; Ham, Coleslaw & Pineapple; Chicken, Cheese & BBQ Relish; Chili Tuna or regular fillings (Ham/Cheese/Tuna etc). All Panini are served with a Tossed Salad
Open Prawn Sandwich €10.50 On brown bread with side salad
Open Crabmeat Sandwich €11.50 On brown bread with side salad
Open Smoked Salmon Sandwich €11.50 On brown bread with side salad
Selection of Sandwiches €3.50 Toasted €3.75 Ham, Cheese, Tuna, Chicken or Salad

Evening Bar Menu

Soup of the Day (Coeliac Friendly) €3.60
Seafood Chowder €6.50
½ Doz. Oysters €9.50
Prawn Cocktail €6.50
Smoked Mackerel Paté & Toast €6.50
Warm Crab Claws in Garlic Butter €11.50

SANDWICHES

Open Prawn Sandwich €10.50 On brown bread with side salad
Open Crabmeat Sandwich €11.50 On brown bread with side salad
Open Smoked Salmon Sandwich €11.50 On brown bread with side salad
Panini €5.50 Ham, Brie & Wholegrain Mustard; Vegetarian Melt; Ham, Coleslaw & Pineapple; Chicken, Cheese & BBQ Relish; Chili Tuna or regular fillings (Ham/Cheese/Tuna etc). All Panini are served with a Tossed Salad
Selection of Sandwiches €3.50 Toasted €3.75 Ham, Cheese, Tuna, Chicken or Salad

SALADS

Pear, Walnut & Blue Cheese Salad €8.50

Portion of Chips €3.00

Menu changes daily based on the fish caught on the day.

Early Bird Dinner Menu

Mussels €11.50 with Chips & Garlic Mayo
Fish & Chips €14.00
Grilled Fillets of Mackerel €13.75
Honey, Mustard & Lime Salmon € 16.50
Stuffed Breast of Chicken€16.50 with Irish Whiskey Gravy
Irish Stew €15.75
Scampi & Chips €12.50
Filllets of Sea Bass €15.75 with Ginger & Lime Drizzle
BBQ Pork €12.50 with Chips & Salad
Crumb & Herb Crust Fish Pie €14.50
Creamy Tagliatelle Carbonara €11.50 with Bacon & Mushrooms
Chicken Curry €15.75 with Rice or Chips

Dinner Menu

STARTERS

Prawn Cocktail €6.50
Crab Claws fried in Garlic €11.50
Smoked Salmon stuffed with Crabmeat €9.95
Smoked Mackerel Paté €6.50 made with Tarragon & Cream Cheese
Garlic Bread & Salad €4.95

SOUP

Soup of the Day (Coeliac Friendly) €3.60
Cleggan Bay Seafood Chowder €6.50

FISH DISHES

Honey & Wholegrain Mustard Salmon €19.50 served with Traditional Spring Onion Mash and drizzled with Lime Juice
Herb Crusted Fillet of Hake €21.00
Gougons of Cod €19.50 on a Warm Potato Salad
Pan Fried Scallops €23.50
Grilled Fillets of Sea Bass €22.50 with Chili, Ginger & Lime Drizzle
Crab Claws in Garlic €23.00

MEAT DISHES

Baked Breast of Chicken €17.50 wrapped in Bacon and served with a Creamy Red Pepper Sauce
Irish Stew €16.75
Sirloin Steak (Irish Beef) €23.50 with Garlic Butter or Mixed Pepper Sauce

SALADS

Caesar Salad with Tiger Prawns €16.50
Fisherman's Platter €22.50
Smoked Salmon Salad €17.50
Crabmeat Salad €23.00
Smoked Mackerel Salad €13.50

Dessert Menu

Apple Pie €4.50

Baileys Chocolate Chip Cream €3.75

Chocolate Gateau €3.75

Ice Cream and Hot Chocolate Sauce €3.00

Meringue Roulade €4.75 with Cream & Summer Berries

Lemon Polenta Cake €4.75 Coliac Friendly