Linnane’s Lobster Bar is located in the heart of the Burren, County Clare. Take in the fantastic views of Aughinish & Galway Bay while surrounded by sea and limestone landscape. Watch as boats come and go from the Pier at New Quay, fishing for the shellfish that can be served straight to your table. Built over 300 years ago to function as a post office and public house the building has remained at the centre of the New Quay community for generations. In recent years an extension was built onto the back opening up some wonderful views of the bay.
Dine with us
When visiting the Burren, Linnane’s Lobster Bar is a must for lunch or dinner. We serve food with an emphasis on fresh local produce, sourcing from within the Burren where possible. We are known for our seafood but we cater for all tastes. Eat on the terrace during the Summer while the sun is shining and watch the boats come and go or come inside and cosy up beside the fire when Winter sets in. Whatever the weather, a trip to the Burren is not complete without a visit to Linnane’s.
The Flaggy Shore
The Flaggy Shore, located a short walk from Linnane’s is one of nine sites of geological importance that forms the basis of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher (UNESCO Global Geopark). Famous for its limestone pavements, fossils embedded in the rock, including sculptured rocks along the shore called ‘biokarst’. A paved road runs along the shore making it ideal for walkers of all ability and age.
The Flaggy Shore is an ideal place to find clues about where the ancient ice sheets came – and in what direction the glaciers moved. The clues can be found by looking at the rocks along the shore and identifying the odd one out. Most of the cobbles and boulders along the shore are grey limestone rocks, but some are glacial erratics of other rock types, such as granite or sandstone.
Renowned Irish Poet Seamus Heaney pinned a poem about the Flaggy Shore Titled ‘Postscript’
Postscript by Seamus Heaney
And some time make the time to drive out west,
Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore,
In September or October, when the wind
and the light are working off each other
So that the ocean on one side is wild
with foam and glitter, and inland among stones
The surface of a slate-grey lake is lit
By the earthed lightening of flock of swans,
Their feathers roughed and ruffling, white on white,
Their fully-grown headstrong-looking heads
Tucked or cresting or busy underwater.
Useless to think you’ll park or capture it
More thoroughly. You are neither here nor there,
A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open.
We at Linnane’s are members of the Burren Eco Tourism Network (BEN) and part of the Burren Food Trail. This involves supporting local businesses and sourcing local produce.
Our suppliers are:
- Burren Seafoods
- Kinvara Smoked Salmon
- Celtic Salads
- St Tola Organic Cheese
- CS Fish
- Burren Smokehouse
- Arrabawn Dairies
- Glynn’s Fruit & Veg
- Mill Meats