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Mary Anns Bar and Restaurant

Wedding venue


Co Cork

Capacity Seated: gallery 40; restaurant 32; vine room 30

Contact Mary Anns Bar and Restaurant
Tel: +353 28 36146

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Mary Anns Bar and Restaurant

Castletownshend is one of west Cork’s most picturesque villages and was home to Somerville and Ross, the two Victorian ladies who wrote Tales of an Irish R.M. - and it is also where you will find the lovely church of St Barrahane famous for its Harry Clarke windows.

Just up the road from the church is Mary Ann’s, a quaint and welcoming pub that is as old as it looks, going back to 1846; since 1988 it has been in the energetic and hospitable ownership of Fergus and Patricia O’Mahony, who have been careful to leave its original character intact as refurbishments have become necessary.

The O’Mahonys have built up a great reputation for food in both the old-world bar and the first floor restaurant, where wedding parties can be held - and which now has an art gallery alongside it. Seafood is this wedding venues star, of course, and a Platter of Castlehaven Bay Shellfish and Seafood is a speciality, usually including langoustine, crab meat, crab claws, and both fresh and smoked salmon.

Menus depend mainly on the catch of the day, although there are also good steaks and roasts, served with delicious local potatoes, seasonal vegetables, followed by a house dessert or some excellent West Cork cheeses.

The bride and groom get a bottle of champagne on the house and a present to take home - a generous gesture which is typical of the O’Mahonys.

Type of Venue


Venue Capacity

private dining in art gallery and restaurant vineroom in garden in summer
Capacity Seated: gallery 40; restaurant 32; vine room 30
Capacity Standing: gallery 75; restaurant 50; vine room 50

Decor Responsibility

Venue Hire

  • Venue Hire

Exclusive Use

  • Do you have to take venue for exclusive use

Booking Deposit

  • Booking Deposit
Amount: €10%

Midweek Reduction

  • Midweek reduction available
Midweek Reduction: €10%

Wedding Planning Service

  • Wedding planning service offered

Local Church Information

  • Wedding blessing possible
  • Church nearby
catholic 2 miles church of ireland 150 yds

2 / 3 Day Programme

  • 2/3 day programme arranged for guests if needed

Special Welcome

  • Special Welcome

Information on Location

Nearest Town

Distance (km): 8
Time Away: 15 mins

Nearest Airport

Distance (km): 75
Time Away: 1 hr 20 mins

Nearest International Ferry Port

Time Away: 1 hr 20 mins

Nearest Station

Kent Station, Cork
Time Away: 1 hr 20 mins


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Time Away: 1 hr 20 mins


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Time Away: 2 hrs


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Time Away: 4 hrs



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Time Away: 6.5 hrs


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Five miles from Skibbereen, on lower main street.

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