Bed & Breakfast Restaurant
Welcome to our wonderful little gem off the West coast of Ireland.
We are a family run business and we pride ourselves in creating a space that becomes your home away from home. Situated on Inis Meáin the most untouched of the three Aran Islands. Tig Congaile's tranquil atmosphere and exceptional and serene views of Inis Oirr, the cliffs of Moher and the islands unique landscape, lend towards the rest and revitalization of its visitors, who return time and time again for this very quality. It is also situated a mere 5 minutes walk from the island's traditional pub, where all the locals and visitors can come together to experience a bit of ceol agus craic. And another 5 minute walk in the opposite direction and you will arrive at one of the island's beaches. Your hosts will be Padraig Conneely, a native islander and his wife Vilma, a Guatemalan chef. They started the B&B together from the ground up, and continue to dedicate themselves to making your stay a pleasant and memorable one..
Is included with your stay at the B&B. We like to keep it healthy and fresh. It's all about the fruit,bread and cereal buffet with a selection of cooked breakfasts.
It's wonderful to unplug and take in the sites and sounds of nature. But we also know that you might need to check in with the rest of the world from time to time.
We have a large landscaped front garden with picnic benches where you are welcome to relax and enjoy the views. We also have our locally grown potatoes growing in the garden as well as some other delicious treats in our greenhouse.
We are very proud of our restaurant. Our chef Vilma has made quite a name for herself appearing in a two page spread in Cara magazine and she has attained many Georgina Campbell awards. She bakes her own mouth watering sour dough and there are many delicious fish dishes on offer. Fresh fish caught by Padraic himself.
They say "The cure for anything is salt water-or the sea." We are just 5 minutes away from Trá Leitreach our beach and the old pier one of our favourite swimming spots as it is normaly nice and sheltered.
We have a couple of self-catering apartmentsif you prefer a longer stay and would like to have your own kitchen facilities. Check in with us for availability.
THINGS TO DO
Inis Meáin Knitwear company and museum
Was founded on the island in 1976 by Tarlach de Blácam and Áine Ní Chonghaile. Here you can browse world famous knitwear, inspiration from the traditional Aran sweater using modern designs. There is also a small photo museum in the shop which includes some beautiful photo's from the early 1900's.
There are two spectacular Stone Forts on the island dating back between the 1st-7th centuries AD.
Dun Fearbhai is located just a 10 minute walk from the B&B and can be seen from our garden.
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Synge's Chair and Synge's House
This was John M. Synge’s the author of "The Play boy of the Western World" favourite spot, and it has lovely views, across to Inis Mór, and the seas thndering in from the Atlantic.
Syng's house has been renovated and turned into a museum. Check for visiting hours as this varies depending on the season.
There are a number of walking trails around the island marked out for visitors with stunning views of the Atlantic sea from all sides.
Flora and Fauna
The flora and fauna of the island is unique to the Aran Islands and to the burren. There are some spectacular species of plant that gorw only in this part of the world. We have a book in our library if you would like to do a bit of flower spotting.
We run holistic yoga retreats during the summer. A wonderful way to unwind and reconnect with nature.
"Run by Vilma, from Guatemala, this guesthouse/restaurant in Inis Meáin is the ideal location for basing yourself in the Aran Islands. The beds are very comfortable and are en suite, but best of all is Vilma's cooking, with superb fish based dishes (catch of the day courtesy of her husband), as well as fine choices for meat eaters with chicken and beef based dishes, and her desserts are wonderful, freshly made and imaginative."