Ben View House B&B

Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

ben view house

Charming mid 19th century town house of immense character. Owned and managed by our family since 1926. We have been extending traditional family hospitality to our guests since then.

Recommended by Frommer and Le Petit Fute Guides. Enjoy all the modern comforts and special ambience of this elegant guesthouse, surrounded by antiques and old world atmosphere. Wishing all our guests a pleasant and safe journey.

All rooms at Ben View House are furnished to a high quality, with your comfort the primary focus.


History Of The House

ben view house, dlifden, dining roomDating from 1848, the house stands as one of the oldest in Clifden town. It retains most of it original features, old stone walls, original wooden floors, beams etc. Our grandparents Martin McGrath & Bridget purchased the house in 1926. He extended the property to include a general store, restaurant (T/A The original "Railway Restaurant") and guesthouse. Later their daughter, Kathleen our
mother, changed the focus of the business to concentrate solely on guesthouse hospitality. With a special welcome for touring cyclists in an era when the car was less dominant.

The silver tea pots & coffee pots used in Mrs. McGrath's restaurant are still in use today in the Breakfast room.

Local Attractions

  • Craft and gift shops
  • Pubs with traditional Irish music sessions
  • Golfing - Connemara Golf Club, Oughterard & Westport
  • Salmon & Trout Fishing
  • Deep Sea & Lake Angling
  • Pitch & Putt
  • Pony Trekking, Horse Riding
  • Hill Walking
  • Sea Sports Club
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kylemore Abbey and Gothic Church
  • Clifden Castle, Connemara National Park
  • Day trips to the Islands: Inishbofin, Aran Islands and Inishturk
  • Explore Connemara's unspoilt sandy Beaches


Overnight per person for B&B:

  • From euro30 to euro40 per person sharing
  • From euro30 to euro55 for single occupancy

We accept American Express, Mastercard, Visa.

Open all year (closed Dec. 24,25,26)


Eileen Morris
Ben View House
Bridge Street
County Galway

Tel: +353 (0)95 21256
Fax: +353 (0)95 21226
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