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Sea Mist House

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Some folk just know how to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Throw a lemon at them, and they make lemonade.
It was after the mighty storms of 1998 ripped the roof off Sea Mist House – literally, not figuratively – that Sheila Griffin and her husband, Rod, and her sister, Mary, decided that they would transform their misfortune into everyone’s else’s good fortune: they would turn their roofless house in Sea Mist B&B.
More than two decades later, and Sea Mist is a west coast star, an iconic destination on the Wild Atlantic Way, and one of the best-loved destinations in Connemara. Ms Griffin runs a house of magical hospitality, a place that feels so relaxing that the guest is in permanent danger of falling asleep every time you sit into a comfy chair.
Ms Griffin is a superb hostess, and a great cook – her breakfasts are amongst the best you can eat anywhere in Ireland – and, to cap it all, she is a mighty gardener, despite the challenges of the west coast weather and the precipitous incline of her garden. Sea Mist is the silk purse made from the sow’s ear of nature’s force majeure.

53.4882, -10.0244
Sheila Griffin
Clifden, Connemara, Galway, Co Galway.
+ 353 95 21441

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