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.

History Of The House

Dating 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 Mc Grath & 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.

cyclists touring club

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


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


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Overnight per person sharing Eur 45.00 - 60.00 Breakfast included

Single occupancy of a double room Eur 90.00 per night

We accept American Express,
Mastercard, Visa.

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

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Eileen Morris
Ben View House
Bridge Street
County Galway

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