Lighthouse Keepers traditionally brought enough dried goods to keep them alive for the two months of their posting. This Lighthouse was considered a luxury posting as there was a small shop on the island. These days there are not such privations: The small shop is still here, as well as one of the country's best known organic salmon fish farms, an organic vegetable farm and local fishermen. Cooking on an island has always provided a challenge and we take great joy in adding the magical ingredient of passion to all our food.
On arrival at the Lighthouse, fresh scones, tea or locally roasted coffee await you at the big old pitch pine table in our cosy kitchen with a view out to Achill Beag.
In the evening, a six course set menu is served in the elegant dining room. We are blessed with traditional butchers on the mainland who are delighted to make recommendations. 'Seasoned by Nature' is the slogan for the sweet Mayo Lamb, from hillsides within reach of the salty sea spray whilst the Mayo grass-fed beef is tender as butter. We make our own preserves and homemade chutney and like to add a Spanish twist every now and then as Granuaile (The Pirate Queen who lived on Clare Island) was a keen traveller. Our desserts are freshly home-made and the cheese for our board is from a selection of artisan cheese-makers in Ireland.
In the morning, a large healthy breakfast awaits you with freshly roasted coffee or tea. Enjoy at your leisure the day is yours.
We can cater for special dietary needs : Please let us know on booking.