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The Long Dock

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Tony and Imelda’s classic Loop Head pub pushes all the right buttons, in the most elemental way. Imagine this: outside on the main street of Carrigaholt, the elements are whipping it up. But, you don’t mind, because you are seated in The Long Dock, where the fire is blazing warmly. You have a slice of Tony’s crab tart, and a glass of Back Beat Wit Beer from the local Western Herd brewing company. Could things be better in any way? They certainly could not, because you are enjoying Mr Lynch’s masterly seafood cookery, you have a hip local brew from a hip local brewery, and you are in one of those rare Irish country pubs that seems to have come straight out of a dream, such is its modest, elemental, perfection. That’s the thing about The Long Dock: every part of what Tony and Imelda do pushes all the right buttons, and it makes for one of the most magical places to eat on the west coast, and it makes The Long Dock a star of Loop Head, and a star of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Tony & Imelda Lynch
Carrigaholt, County Clare.
065-905 8106

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