Coffee stop: It has been a tradition for many years for walkers to stop for tea/coffee and a scone before we start hillwalking. Here are some of the venues we stop at for tea, coffee & scones.
Ballyrafter Country House Hotel, Lismore, Co. Waterford
Ballyrafter Country House Hotel is situated in the stunning surroundings of Lismore, Co. Waterford. Our warm and friendly country house was constructed in the early 1800’s for the Duke of Devonshire’s estate. The surroundings really are something else, overlooking Lismore Castle, the Blackwater River and the Irish Heritage Town of Lismore. Our timbered demesne nestles into the summits of the Knockmealdown Mountains. The hotel is a real favourite due to its cosy pub and the exceptional restaurant, which serves local foods and fresh fish. Finally an open fire, family antiques and flowers from the garden create a caring atmosphere in the restaurant. Overall a high standard of excellence. More information here: Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
Griffin’s Garden Restaurant & Cafe, Dripsey, Co. Cork
Nestled in the heart of the Lee Valley, right on the banks of the river, you will find Griffins Garden Restaurant & Cafe, a countryside haven for all food lovers with its sunny aspect and warm, friendly service. Nothing is quite as relaxing as sitting by the riverside enjoying a hot cup of barista quality coffee or tea with a friend. There is no shortage of mouth-watering scones, cakes, pies, tarts and much more to brighten up your day. More information here: Griffin’s Garden Restaurant & Cafe
Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Kenmare
The 3 star Lansdowne Arms Hotel is a charming Victorian style Kenmare hotel built in 1790. It is an oasis of tranquillity and elegance, situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Kenmare Co Kerry in Kenmare Bay on the famous Ring of Kerry, and the rugged Ring of Beara, just about a 30-minute drive south of Killarney town on the N71 in Co Kerry.
More information here: The Lansdowne Arms Hotel
Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Gap of Dunloe, Co. Kerry
Nestled at the entrance to the world famous Gap of Dunloe lies Kate Kearney’s Cottage, a 150-year-old family-run establishment. At ‘Kate’s’ you will enjoy the tradition of hospitality made famous by the legendary Kate herself.
Our Bar and Craft Shops are open 7 days a week from 10.00am each day. We serve bar food daily from 12noon until 8.00pm. Our restaurant is open for Sunday lunches and group bookings. We are proud to be recipients of the CIE Award for our hosting of Traditional Irish Nights with dinner for the second year running.
For more information click here: Kate Kearney’s Cottage
Clonmel Park Hotel
The “Wheat Bar & Bistro” at the Clonmel Park Hotel is a stylish place to meet throughout the day or evening in an informal setting. Whether relaxing over a late night drink or mingling with locals in the Wheat Bar, you are sure to be met by friendly staff to cater to all your needs. Fancy a tasty cocktail from our menu or a glass of wine or beer from our extensive selection? The extensive bar menu offers a wide range of dining options matched with an extensive list of wines by the glass. Scrumptious snacks, light bites and hearty dishes served throughout the day. More information here: Clonmel Park Hotel
Cronin’s Cafe, Gougane Barra
Our 26 bedroom West Cork hotel sits on the lakeshore and our family have been living here for five generations. Neil’s grandparents, Connie and Joan Cronin opened this hotel in 1936, 81 years ago. Our hotel is small and cosy with 26 bedrooms and is seasonal from April to early November. We have a cute bar, two sitting rooms where you are welcome to drop in and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere here. Guests tend to return for generations and newcomers are always welcome. Sumptuous tea coffee and scones are served in Cronin’s Cafe adjoining the hotel. More information here: Gougane Barra Hotel
Glengarriff Park Hotel
Escape to the beauty of West Cork & stay close to the top attractions & activities of this unique region along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Glengarriff Park Hotel is one of West Cork’s most popular hotels. The hotel is located right in the centre of the village. A warm welcome awaits you at this family-run hotel, offering luxurious guest rooms, superior dining in Park Bistro & MacCarthy’s Bar. Tea, coffee and scones are served in the warm and welcoming McCarthy’s Bar. More information here: Glengarriff Park Hotel
Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan
Welcome to Lawlors Family Run Hotel Dungarvan, one of the best known and longest established hotels in the coastal town of Dungarvan, Waterford, in the South East of Ireland. The hotel adjoins Dungarvan Harbour, where the River Colligan broadens and enters the sea. We offer warm, comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation as well as excellent conference and wedding facilities. A warm welcome awaits you here at Lawlors, where you will find the true meaning of Irish Hospitality. Tea, coffee and freshly baked scones are one of our specialties. More information here: Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan
Lismore Arms Hotel, Lismore
The Lismore House Hotel lies in the heart of the beautiful heritage town of Lismore, Co. Waterford. Originally built in 1797 by the Duke of Devonshire, it is Ireland’s oldest purpose-built hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you in true traditional Irish style and to offering you the best in personal service and attention to detail. Some unbeatable special offers. There is live music every Saturday night at our hotel until 12.30am so we hope you will join in and enjoy the fun. Our award-winning kitchen team will conjure up some mouthwatering specialities that will tempt all appetites, from homemade breads to prime Irish steaks and locally sourced produce.
Clongibbon House, Mitchelstown
The Clongibbon House lies at the corner on New Square in the centre of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. On the doorstep of the beautiful Galtee Mountains and the Blackwater Valley, it is an ideal touring base. Clongibbon House gets its name from the ancient Barony of Condons and Clongibbon. We serve food all day in our comfortable Lounge Bar with Breakfast until 11.00am. Speciality teas and coffees and home baking as well as full Lunch Menu from 12.00noon until 3.00pm and a la carte menu until 9.00pm. More information here: Clongibbon House
The Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney
At the Abbey we take pride in being a family run hotel, held in the Creedon family since the tradition was established in 1969, to the present day. The Abbey Hotel lies on the border of Cork and Kerry on the main Cork / Killarney road (N22), in the peaceful Gaeltacht area of Ballyvourney. Dine in a relaxed atmosphere in our recently refurbished restaurant or enjoy the bar’s warm and friendly ambience. Our head chef and her team at The Abbey Hotel Ballyvourney, serve a wide range of dishes from a la carte and dinner menus, along with carvery lunch daily, always beautifully presented with attention to taste and detail. More information here: Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney
Garden Cafe, Muckross House, Killarney
The Garden Restaurant at Muckross is an ideal venue for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing meal in the scenic surroundings of Killarney National Park. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Torc and Mangerton Mountains, the Garden Restaurant enjoys magnificent views across the old Victorian Walled Garden area. This modern, 170-seat, self-service restaurant is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing meal in picturesque surroundings. Visitors can enjoy this magnificent scenery all year round, from our conservatory area, which complements the adjoining, newly restored, Victorian glasshouses. More information here: Garden Restaurant at Muckross House, Killarney
Bunkers Bar & Restaurant, Killorglin
Bunkers is a family run bar & restaurant providing wholesome food 7 days a week. Warm welcome, catering for local and tourists alike. Delicious homemade desserts baked on the premises daily. You will find it on Iveragh Road at the top of the town on the Wild Atlantic Way. More information here: