“Fantastic” was the unambiguous term Leslie Wil- liams, of the McKennas’ Guides, used to describe his time at Hannah Quigley’s B&B, Léim Siar. What’s so fantastic? Well, it’s the setting, of course, way, way down Erris Head at Blacksod Bay, at the extremity of the Wild Atlantic Way, the place that readers of The Irish Times acclaimed as the best place to go wild in Ireland. You might turn up initially for the wildness but Hannah’s fantastic cooking will be what lures you back a second time. If you know someone who makes better pancakes with maple syrup, then lucky you, because we don’t, and Mrs Quigley’s scones are every bit as fine. The Irish breakfast is beautifully sourced and is perfectly cooked, the fresh soft fruits from the garden will put some real wildness into your day. The house is modern and super comfortable, just the perfect shelter from the storms of West Mayo.
Ireland The Best Paperback, Out 22 Mar 2018
This fully comprehensive and independent guide to Ireland gives you only the very best recommendations, whatever your budget. Over 2000 recommendations for every type of adventure.
More along the Mayo coast
Megabites Blog Sign Up
Sign up for our Megabites Newsletter, a blog which brings you all the latest contemporary news of the best food and food people in Ireland, including all that’s new on the Wild Atlantic Way.