Ireland – Walk through the charming village of Clifden on the Atlantic coast route

in the case of the trip that I have made along the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland,  there have been occasions to see charming villages .

Clifden's Corner on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland
Clifden’s Corner on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland

If I have to highlight one, Clifden will be in the top .

Located in the area of Connemara , a peninsula near Galway , the main city of this area west of Ireland , do not expect to find a historic town … but a nice town.

Restaurant in Clifden on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland
Restaurant in Clifden on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland

In fact, Clifden was founded in the 19th century, so it seems that it is one of the youngest towns in Ireland.

What to see in Clifden

In Clifden you will find, in particular, two long shopping streets, with buildings with very colorful facades, all decorated with flowers, and shops with cute shop windows.

If you like shopping during your trips, reserve time for your Clifden visit.

Commercial street in Clifden on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland
Commercial street in Clifden on the route of the Atlantic coast of Ireland

I tell you that in this town you will find many establishments with gift items, antiques and handicrafts , especially wool.

Viewing the shop windows you will see that the big wool jerseys are the main protagonists as the most typical souvenir of the area.

Another feature of Clifden are the many restaurants you will find.

In fact, it is reputed to be the gourmet capital of the west of Ireland, and there are also the typical bars where you can have your Guinness beer  or, if you prefer, tea rooms with a wide range of sweets.

Bead and Breakfast in Clifden in Western Ireland
Bead and Breakfast in Clifden in Western Ireland

In short, a town that, yes, is quite touristy, so there are also plenty of hotels and Bread & Breakfast , all with a charming style and decoration.