Welcome to the Café Linnalla on the Flaggy Shore Co Clare, voted one of the fifty secrets of the wild Atlantic way

The Flaggy shore is a mecca for walkers and is made famous by the poet Seamus Heaney in his poem “Postscript” where he says it “captures the heart off guard and blows it open” Café Linnalla ideal stop off point along this section of the Wild Atlantic Way Our Café and is proud to be a part of the Burren Food Trail.

The café is a desert house serving our farm fresh ice cream in many flavours served in many ways from a simple delicious cone or tub to a large sumptuous ice cream sundae. With teas and coffee it also serve beautiful cakes, muffin’s and deserts.

The breath-taking views of Galway and Ballyvaugh bays and the Burren hills are the perfect backdrop to enjoy an ice cream and a coffee and while the time away.

  • Real ice-cream made here on our farm

  • See the shorthorn cow who’s milk we use

  • Enjoy great coffee while overlooking Galway Bay

  • Fresh milkshakes and smoothies

  • Great range of light snacks, mouth-watering desserts, muffins and cakes

  • The majority of our ice-cream is egg and gluten free

  • Makes for a refreshing stopover for walking groups exploring the beautiful Burren landscape

  • Ideal location for school tours and children’s parties with a children’s play area and indoor and outdoor seating


Summer (1st April – 31st October.): 11am – 7pm 7 days a week

If you require assistance at any other time phone +353 87 785 7569


Ways to to arrive at Cafe Linnalla, by car, leave the car at the beach and walk along the flaggy shore We do have parking if you arrive by car or mini bus. Public transport get the Galway to Doolin bus it arrives in New Quay 10am daily or Doolin to Galway 2.30pm daily (Belhabour). If you arrive by boat, moor at the quay and we can pick you up or walk it is only 2km. Cyclists are very welcome at cafe Linnalla, we provide a cycle park for you to use.

We serve the best artisan ice cream made from our farm fresh Milk

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