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Top Choice Factory in New Quay

Hazel Mountain Chocolate

Watch chocolate being made in small batches using rare Trinitario cacao beans and raw sugar on a 45-minute tour of this heavenly smelling cottage-housed chocolate factory in a picturesque hillside location. If you d…
Top Choice Ruins in New Quay

Corcomroe Abbey

Moody and evocative, this marvellous ruined former Cistercian abbey is 1.5km inland from Bellharbour, in a quiet green hollow, surrounded by the stark grey Burren hillsides. It began its long decline in the 15th cen…
Ice Cream in New Quay

Cafe Linnalla

Overlooking Galway Bay, this remote dairy farm makes ice cream in flavours such as rhubarb and custard, Baileys chocolate chip, sea buckthorn, honeycomb, and rum, raisin and cinnamon. Time your drive out here to avo…
Art in New Quay

Russell Gallery

Art and glass works by Irish artists are for sale at this airy gallery alongside photographs and books on the region. You can also find work by local knitting legend Antoinette Hensey. It doubles as a cafe and wine …
Seafood in New Quay

Linnane's Lobster Bar

Fresh seafood is sourced from the docks adjoining this unpretentious local bar with views over the water. The seafood chowder is an awesome starter. Linnane's is also renowned for oysters and platters of house-smoke…