We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful Bistro style restaurant with en suite rooms”
Review of Tig Congaile

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Inishmann
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Tig Congaile
Ranked #2 of 4 Inishmann B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Bistro style restaurant and café with great wines and en suite rooms. Enhanced by great conversation (local and global) with the best cook on the island. Magnificent views of nearby Inis Oir and the ever changing sea. Make it the highlight of your day trip, your island get away, or your best cuisine night out.

Room Tip: Try for sea view
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Colm55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (76)
There are newer reviews for Tig Congaile
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

61 - 65 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 8 September 2011

Vilma, who runs this B&B, is a gem. A real character and an absolutely terrific cook. Fresh-baked mini-muffins at breakfast - she gave me the recipe and I've made them a few times since - and a really delicious evening meal with such delicacies as seaweed tempura and home-made limoncello ice-cream, made this a place to remember. Inis Meain itself is, of course, a magical place for walks and swims and seaviews and peace. Highly recommend Tig Congaile.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Jo M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Spent two lovely nights at Tig Congaile in late August, the first night we were the only guests. There were probably five tourists on the entire island during those two days which meant it was incredibly quiet and relaxing. I had one of the best nights of sleep of my entire life! Our room was clean and the house was very comfortable. We had views of the cargo pier, Inisheer and the Cliffs of Moher from our window. Vilma was a great hostess and it was lovely to chat with her about life on the island. The pub is about a 5 minute walk as is the path leading to the other side of the island (which has amazing rock formations). The ferry pier was about a 35 minute walk - taxis are available but we opted to get the exercise.

Anyone staying here should know that Vilma's restaurant is amazing, and one of the few dining options on the island! The first night we opted to try her seafood - it was all fresh and delicious - try the scallop and black pudding appetizer! The next evening we opted for soup and bread and tried her dessert menu - the chocolate chip and apricot cake was a perfect end to the meal!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank AdventureLil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 September 2011

I arrived at this B&B having been left stranded on the island due to an error by the ferry operator. Technically Tig Congaile was closed and the host, Vilma, was apologetic that the cleaning was incomplete but that she would find me a room at short notice.

As time was getting on, I decided to dine here too and - as other reviewers have said - nothing was too much trouble. Vilma's cooking is superb and thoroughly recommended. She also went out of her way to ensure transport was organised for me, for the morning. Service such as this is very commendable.

The room was small but comfortable with simple en suite facility. Sadly, though, although I knew that the cleaning was incomplete, it looked like the bedding hadn't been changed. There were crawling insects in the bathroom, the water ran a sort of green colour and I battled a number of flies in the room.

The following morning, breakfast was provided - again to a high quality. Vilma bakes her own traditional Irish bread. You should try it. And as promised, transport arrived as planned for my departure.

In a normal situation, I would mark a property down significantly due to poor hygiene. However given the short notice and the warm welcome and kindness extended, a little leeway is offered. I certainly would recommend this place to dine and presuming my experience with the cleanliness was just a blip, this is a probably a fine place to stay too.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank pixel79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2011

We stayed here on a very rainy long weekend. Vilma was an excellent host and had an ability to entertain us with conversation as well as give us time alone. She cooked breakfast dinner and tea for us and arranged bikes for us to cycle around. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and warm.

Considering we couldn;t find any restaurants on the island, we considerd ourselves exceptionally lucky to have found VIlma in Tig Connaill.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank KittensoftDublin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Inishmann
0.0 km away
Aran Islands Hotel
Aran Islands Hotel
#1 of 1 in Inishmore
423 reviews
0.0 km away
Hotel Inis Oirr
Hotel Inis Oirr
#1 of 1 in Inisheer
108 reviews
0.0 km away
An Dun Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
An Creagan B&B
An Creagan B&B
#4 of 8 in Inisheer
8 reviews
0.0 km away
Clai Ban
Clai Ban
#10 of 20 in Inishmore
135 reviews
0.0 km away
Kilmurvey House
Kilmurvey House
#2 of 20 in Inishmore
244 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Tig Congaile? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tig Congaile

Address: Moore Village, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmann
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Inishmann
Price Range: $60 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing