This charming, small and friendly place along Main St has a limited but eclectic menu with fine seafood and home cooking, including homemade onion bhajis, smoked mackerel cocktail, beetroot burgers, seafood linguini…
Acquire an illuminating glimpse into the life and times of Grace O’Malley (Gráinne Ní Mháille or Granuaile; 1530–1603), the infamous pirate queen of Connaught, as well as details of the horrors of the local Famine.
The safe, broad beach at Carrowmore, just east of the Louisburgh village, offers good views of Croagh Patrick and has a lifeguard on duty in summer.
Head east from Louisburgh for a couple of kilometres and look out for the turning north to the pleasant and secluded beach at Old Head.
This excellent community nonprofit bookshop is a tremendous place for a browse, and serves as a kind of cafe and social hub too.