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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Beach
“If you like long sandy beaches, beauty and quaint little villages... this is a cutie. Lovely places to see all around this area. Drive to Spillanes for a pint and a meal during high summer (only open for dinner 1 September - 30 Nov). Keep driving and you will arrive at the pier with lots of boats and fishermen, if you go for a walk around the top of the pier you will see the 7 hogs islands known as the Maharees.... gorgeous indeed. Food also available at Gregorys Cafe, in Castlegregory and a few little shops plus a supermarket... ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Mini supermarket that has excellent selection of items including fresh produce and homemade breads and scones”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fabulous food, fine dining, crisp linens. Lovely place for a romantic meal.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent food on the pricier end, but worth it if you want to splash out . At the height of summer it is best to call for a reservation but they can usually fit you in if you wait. It's in Castlegregory and there is a great pub called Bolands across the road. Most people go there for a drink while they wait for a table. Note: they only accept cash. 6km / 3.5 miles.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Gregory's Garden is the kind of restaurant you would expect to find in a capital city. The food is exceptional and the staff are fantastic. Usually closes at the end of September and re-opens around easter time. If you're in the mood for something more relaxed you'll find the Forge Wood Fired Pizza out in their beautiful garden. The atmosphere is amazing, with great tunes and quality pizza. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Great local Castlegregory bar. Often has live music. Fantastic pint of Guinness! Family friendly during the day and early evening. 7km / 4miles/”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
“Laundry and Dry cleaning service. Friendly Staff. They also rent out bikes and have a beautiful gift shop. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Maurice Fitzgerald's is the perfect bar for watching sports events or going on a night out. They have an excellent gin selection. Moe's Cafe is next to the bar. Here you can get lunch/ brunch. Good coffee. The eggs are especially good.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“A good family place in Castlegregory for food and drinks. They have live music and comedy nights during the summer season. Worth calling ahead during the summer season - but they can usually seat you. 7.3 km / 4.1 miles.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“There's a really good mini supermarket in Castlegregory with just about everything you'll need.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Beaches stretch for miles on all sides of The Maharees. The scenary is breathtaking especially on a sunny day. Experience to try include: Surfing, canoeing, windsurfing and water trampoline. ”
  • 4 locals recommend