Our Story

Benbaun House has been owned and managed by the Lydon Family since 1974. We have been extending a traditional family hospitality to our guests since then. Brendan Lydon and his family now invite you to enjoy the affordable luxury of Benbaun House, set well back from the road in mature, leafy gardens and only 3 minute walk into Clifden Town Centre.

Front Door

The house has been recently refurbished to a high standard to facilitate the needs of our guests. All 12 bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and are en-suite.

Each bedroom has a flat screen TV, direct-dial telephone and hairdryer. We offer a fully equipped nursery on the ground floor. The House has a games room for children, an equipped office, gym and reading room.

On the ground floor we also have 3 double bedrooms which are there for our guests with limited mobility.

In the study you can enjoy many good books, local information, and Wi-Fi facilities. In the grounds of Benbaun House there is a secure playground for children, Barbeque area, large garden and gated property.

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Our location is ideal: Being situated on the Westport Road the house is very easy to find and there is private car park to the front and rear of the house. Coming from the N59 (main Galway to Clifden road), just before you enter Clifden take a right at the Petrol station, go past the RC church and continue for a further 200 meters and we are located on the left-hand side.

Local Enterprise Office - Galway

Supported by Local Enterprise Office Galway

Clifden and Connemara

Benbaun House is a dedicated Luxury Accommodation, ideal for exploring Ireland’s wild countryside, located in the beautiful coastal town of Clifden, Capital of Connemara. Connemara has long been regarded as the Real Emerald of Ireland. This natural terrain and un-spoilt environment offers the visitors a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.

Clifden, a very popular tourist destination, is a small town conveniently located between mountain and sea, in the heart of Connemara. It has lots of attractions for young and old including scenery, fishing, golf, beaches, shopping and pubs.

Connemara National Park

Ideal Location For

  • Private Weddings or Functions
  • Triathlon Training
  • Cyclists and Walkers
  • Mountaineers
  • Artist’s Groups
  • Fishing Groups
  • Family Re-unions
  • Joint Family or Friends Getaways
  • Corporate Management Training
  • Writer’s Groups
  • Walking Groups

Distances from…

  • Knock Airport – 125 Km – 2 hrs by car
  • Shannon Airport – 160 Km – 2.5 hrs by car
  • Dublin Airport – 300 Km – 4 hrs by car
  • Belfast – 365 Km – 5.25 hrs by car
  • Cork Airport – 290 Km – 4.5 hrs by car
  • Rosslare, Co. Wexford – 335 Km – 5.5 hrs by car