Family owned and run by the Roberts Family since 1979, Connemara Smokehouse is the oldest smokehouse in Connemara and one of the oldest in Western Ireland.
We are one of the few remaining smokehouses still specialising in smoking wild Atlantic Salmon. Since 1998, we’ve also made ‘organically grown’ Irish salmon an important part of our production.
Graham and Saoirse Roberts personally manage every aspect of the business—from selecting and obtaining the best quality Irish salmon and seafood, to preparing, smoking, packaging, and delivery. Graham hand-fillets each fish—a treat to watch if you’re ever on a smokehouse tour—and has become a fervent and passionate crusader of just how delicious smoked salmon—done properly—can and should be.
Though we are always innovating with new products, and continue to champion more sustainable harvesting practices, we adhere to time-honoured traditional methods and use only the finest natural ingredients to deliver the highest quality Irish smoked salmon and smoked seafood in Ireland. Numerous awards, recommendations and reviews have gained us world recognition, but as Graham likes to say, one taste speaks for itself.
Connemara Smokehouse is perched on the water’s edge of the rugged, mystic Connemara with stunning views of the Twelve Bens & Wild Atlantic. Bunowen Pier is on the peninsula juggin go into the Atlantic between Clifden and Roundstone. This area contains some of the most tranquil, unspoilt and interesting countryside to be found anywhere in Ireland.
The Smokehouse overlooks the castle of Grace O’Malley or Granuaile also known as the pirate Queen of Connaught about whom much has been written. The area is also renowned for it’s breeding of the world famous Connemara Pony with numerous home and overseas champions being produced herel. Legend has it that the breed originated as a result of a number of Arab horses coming ashore from the Spanish Armada Shipwreck near Slyne Head and breeding witht he small native ponies.