Heron Gallery Café & Gardens

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Heron Gallery Café & Gardens
Ahakista, Durrus Co Cork
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Tel: +353 27 67278

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Ahakista is choc-a-bloc with charm and beauty; it has more than its fair share of quirky places to visit, set in beautiful gardens, artist Annabel Langrish’s gallery and café is one of the most charming
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Shop - Gift
  • Café
  • Al Fresco
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Sunday Dining

Heron Gallery Café & Gardens

The tiny village of Ahakista on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula is choc-a-bloc with charm and beauty, and it has more than its fair share of quirky places to visit.

Artist Annabel Langrish’s gallery and café is one of the most charming so keep an eye out for the sign as it is a little out of the way. Once there, you’ll find an collection of her current work and a carefully chosen range of accessibly priced gift items (many of which are based on her paintings), and a lovely simple café which also has seating outdoors in informal gardens which are open to visitors and supply much of the fresh organic produce used in the kitchen.

The philosophy is simple and wholesome, with delicious home baking and an emphasis on vegetarian lunch dishes - although Fingal Ferguson’s local Gubbeen chorizo (used in a trademark chorizo and bean soup) and Thai fishcakes are exceptions that prove the rule.

To sit in these charming, colourful surroundings and enjoy a slice of quiche and saladings straight from the garden, or a gorgeous freshly baked scone with home made jam and a cup of Fairtrade coffee - perhaps accompanied only by birdsong - is a very special treat.

Afterwards, as a souvenir, buy a card or two from Annabel’s distinctive nature-inspired collection. (Also available online).

Opening hours: Easter to end of August, 10.30-5 daily. (Slowfood picnics can be ordered in advance, to enjoy in the garden or to take away.) West Cork Garden Trail member (no fee - donations at discretion); accompanied children & dogs on leads welcome. Free wifi throughout abbreviations
Last Updated: 22-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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