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About Us

The Lamplight is a Wine Bar, Wine Retail  Store, with a fine food restaurant and Wine Garden, nestled in the heart of Clifden, Galway. 

You can now enjoy biodynamic and sustainable Lamplight wines at home with our online Wine Shop or with our monthly Wine Subscriptions where a lovely surprise package of global wines arrives at your door every month. Check out our Wine Monthly options HERE.

The ambient surroundings in our Wine Terrace Bar is lit up with cool playlists and is lit up with Live Music throughout the year. 


Our interiors are a blend of Continental old world charm with the earth of Connemara in the surroundings, with local Fine Art in house. 


We seek to combine 20 years of wine industry experience and teaching with our passion for food and time honoured hospitality to bring a special experience to locals and visitors alike.


Meet Anke

Voted Best Sommelier in Ireland - 2022.


Anke is originally from Germany and is a professionally trained chef turned Sommelier, who worked in Top Relais & Chateau establishments throughout Europe including Germany, Switzerland and England. Since settling in Ireland in 2008 she has been working for renowned addresses like the Cliff House Hotel in Co Waterford, Drury Buildings , The Dean & the Devlin Hotel  in Dublin.

Anke is a qualified Sommelier & Wine Educator for WSET. She has a natural curiosity and passion for wines from all corners of the globe, however her go-to wines are Riesling & Pinot Noir, often biodynamic or organically cultivated.

Meet The Team




Artisan food with Head Chef Damien McGill, expertly blending the Irish cooking styles of his roots with wild Connemara produce & Seafood.  Damien is also the master smoker & curator in chief of the FIRE & WINE by Lamplight evening menu.

Our Philosophy

Our eclectic Wine selection is focused on handcrafted wines based on sustainable, organic and biodynamic philosophies. Wine has become so diverse in the past decades that we offer an exciting tour around the world, from iconic regions like Burgundy, Piedmont or Rioja to  emerging regions like Central Otago in New Zealand, Oregon, to Tenerife and Mallorca.

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Our Philosophy
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