Meet the talented, hard-working restaurant owners and chefs behind the sea louth scenic seafood trail in our new series, ‘5 Minutes With…’ Fine food and hospitality are in the blood of our next interviewee, Conor O’Neill, director of the multi award-winning The Glyde Inn in beautiful Annagassan.
Conor O'Neill (far right) and the friendly team at The Glyde Inn
Name: Conor O’Neill
Job Title: Director
Restaurant Name/location: The Glyde Inn, Annagassan
Describe the style of your restaurant: seafood
What is your restaurant’s main USP/best feature? The local seafood, particularly razor clams, and the view of the mountains/seafront.
Where did you grow up, and how has that shaped you as a restauranteur? I grew up over the pub/restaurant and watched how my mum used recipes passed down generations. My dad, meanwhile, used his natural charm to deliver unique customer experiences.
What are the ingredients you couldn’t be without? Razor clams, Clogherhead prawns, Drummond House garlic and Annagassan crab.
What is your favourite seafood? Razor clams.
What sea louth seafood dishes can be found on your menu currently? Razor clams with Drummon House garlic and chorizo; Carlingford Oysters; Annagassan crab and lobster.
What is your favourite thing to do/place to go in Louth? Walk the coastline and wander into some of the many fab cafes/restaurants for local delights!
The Glyde Inn is a family-run pub, destination restaurant and B&B. It was awarded National Pub of the Year and Irish Food Pub of the ear at the Irish Pub Awards in 2018.
There are over 40 participating restaurants the length of the Louth coast showcasing the freshest and tastiest local catch. Browse an up-to-date list here. Don’t forget to order a delicious local seafood dish from the menu and keep your receipt, which will count as one of the necessary two sea louth passport restaurant stamps.
Keywords: sea louth, scenic seafood trail, restaurants in Louth, seafood in Louth, Irish seafood