Tig Congaile is a family BB on Inis Meain; It is Bristo styled resturant with clean comfortable ensuite rooms with the grandest views of the cliffs of moher and clare and Inis oir from some of the rooms. Its a home away from home. Its offers rooms at excellence prices with arguably one of the best cooks on the Island: Vilma, an absolute gem. It is perhaps her simple and humble character that adds so much value to the experience at Tig Congaile. After any long day out exploring the Island one is treated with sumptuous meals. Its like coming home to mom's. Even if you dont stay at this BB it is a place to eat. The hostess Vilma and her daughter Maria's; friendly demeanour and conversation makes you settle into a comfortable and relaxed frame of mind quickly. On arrival Vilma had tea and oh man-the banana and peanut muffins just melted in my mouth. Breakfast offers an array of fruits, muffins, home made porridge, jams, egg and toast and even Irish breakfast. Lunch and Dinner are extra but one looks forward to the menu with earnest after any trip out. Lobster, crab, salmon, veg, seaweed, home made ice cream are some of the delicacies encountered. excellent wine availble. I without hesitation or doubt recommend Tig Congaile to any visitor to the Island, its an adventure to remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Tig Congaile. This family-run B&B is situated on Inis Meain 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 cook. They started the B&B together from the ground up, and continue to dedicate themselves to making your stay a pleasant and memorable one. ... more less