Section: Eight of the best pubs for getting top nosh. O’DOWDS, ROUNDSTONE, CO.GALWAY. This picture perfect Connemara village is magnificent, with some great pubs and hotels. O’Dowds has forged a reputation for its excellent bar-food, particularly its delicious chowder that sells quicker than Virgin Mary statues in Knock. It has an old-fashioned no-frills interior, with great views over the harbour and the pier designed by Alexander Nimmo.