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Pub in Killary Harbour

Gaynor's

A crackling peat fire, dark-wood panelling and spontaneous trad sessions make this cosy pub an essential stop. Pavement picnic tables overlook the harbour; hearty pub fare (dishes €4 to €12) includes Irish lamb stew…
Museum in Killary Harbour

Sheep & Wool Centre

On Leenane's main street, just north of the bridge, this compelling little museum dedicated to sheep and wool has spinning and weaving demonstrations, and covers the history of dyeing. There's an on-site cafe and sh…
Cafe in Killary Harbour

Blackberry Cafe

Connemara smoked salmon, creamy chowder and oysters (€20 per dozen) are on offer during the day at this smart wood-floored cafe with water views in the centre of Leenane. Dinners are more elaborate affairs (prime si…
Farm in Killary Harbour

Joyce Country Sheepdogs

Book in advance to see the amazing feats performed by sheepdogs on this working farm. From Leenane, it's 14km east: take the R336 and turn onto the L1301.