We are closing from the 3rd of January 2022 until further notice

(at least 6 weeks) due to ongoing Government restrictions.

We would like to wish all our customers a Happy & Safe New Year.

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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Dinner & Lunch Menu

Coming Soon!

Served Daily from the 2nd of December

Takeaway Meals

Get you favourite meals to Take Away

10% Discount on Takeway

Our takeaway menu is available to order for collection from 12 pm daily. To order your takeaway, please call 091 552196


About The Boat Inn

The Boat Inn, situated in the very heart of Oughterard has been known since the fair days as a place to gather for the banter, barter and craic. The Boat Inn provides a centre of attraction for get togethers while also providing superior service and entertainment for all its patrons.

Offering affordable accommodation for exploring Oughterard, Connemara, or Galway City, our B&B rooms offer the budget-conscious visitor to Connemara a good night’s sleep—plus bar and restaurant under the one roof.

Guests have access to our private garden through the Function Room, as well as secure cycle lockup in the back.

Cork native Adrian O’Connor, proprietor of The Boat Inn, understands the importance of good service and quality food, having served many years in the hotel industry. His strong management team, including himself  (Manager) and great team of local staff, all with accomplished backgrounds in the service industry, help Adrian work tirelessly to provide top quality customer relations, the best in Irish hospitality, and delicious food.

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What We Offer

Bar restaurant, 10 en-suite rooms and function room


Bar/ Restaurant

The food at The Boat Inn is a treat for the tongue and easy on the wallet. Affordable, freshly prepared from local produce, and created to satisfy the most discerning taste buds.Eventful bar which offers all-day bar food and outside seating. Perfect for the summer season.
Looking for a good meal day or night we can accommodate all your dining and event needs.
All our Menus can be found here:

Ensuite Rooms

All rooms are en-suite with high-speed wifi, flat screen tv and tea/coffee facilities


Function Room

We can cater for all occasions including:

  • dining events

  • private gatherings

  • weddings

  • After party weddings

  • birthdays

  • parties

  • christenings

  • holy communions

  • confirmations

  • garden parties

  • BBQs


Opening Hours

Everyday 11.00am - 11.00pm
Scones, Tea & Coffee served from 11.00am
Lunch is served from 12.00pm- 4.30pm
Dinner is served from 4.30pm- 9.00pm
Times may vary

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