O'Dowd's Restaurant and Bar
O’Dowd’s Seafood Bar is a multi award-winning restaurant, bar and café located in the small and picturesque village of Roundstone, overlooking the harbour, with panoramic views of Roundstone Bay and the Twelve Bens mountain range. It has been run by the O’Dowd family for four generations since 1906. The bar has been operating on the premises since 1840 and is widely regarded as the oldest pub in Connemara. It is now famous for its excellent fresh local seafood and serves one of the best pints of Guinness in the locality.
The new website
Nicholas approached us at the end of 2012 for the design of a new website for O’Dowd’s. The idea was to represent the freshness of local seafood served in the restaurant and bar, as well as showcasing its privileged location. Prior to starting on the website design, we therefore organised a photo shoot of O’Dowd’s mouth-watering, award-winning cuisine, as well as of the restaurant and bar, some of its employees, its customers and even, the fishermen coming off the boats with the day’s catch! Again, the idea was to give this really fresh, local feel to the new website.
Site Build and Features
CMS Site fully content-managed by our clients and their staff
Product update email newsletters: newsletter sign-up and back-end management
SEO – Search Engine Optimization
Fully PCI compliant integrated payment system
Online Gift Vouchers and Secure Payment System
Payment gateway management