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Edencrest Bed and Breakfast Bantry

Things To Do

Outdoor Activities 

Walking and Cycling

Information on the best places to walk and cycle around Bantry are detailed in the local tourism literature. Local guides,maps and route planners of all types of tours including car driven, cycling, walking and mountain hiking are available free of charge locally. With a great selection of roads and paths there are many fantastic walks and cycling routes for all the family.  There are 2 Walks recognised by the National Waymarked Ways Committee in the Bantry area, namely Sheep's Head Way and Beara Way.


The Beara Way is about 165km reaching from Kenmare to Glengarriff, west to Dursey and back to Kenmare on the north side of the peninsula. There are many loops for those who just want a short circular walk to enjoy the beautiful scenery of County Cork. What better way to relax after a day's walking or cycling than in the comford of Edencrest Bed and Breakfast in Bantry. A hearty full Irish breakfast in the comfort of Edencrest B&B will set you up for a day in the great outdoors.


Bantry Bay Golf Club, 2km from Bantry on the N71 to Glengarriff is a demanding 18 hole course, designed by Christy O'Connor, Jnr. (Length 5910m. Par 71).   For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole golf course at Bantry, a demanding 9 hole course in Glengarriff; and three more 18 hole courses within a 20 mile radius. Edencrest is an excellent choice of accommodation due to its close proximity to these golf courses. Book Edencrest B&B online today for the best rates and instant e-mail confirmationor Telephone contact best recommended for up to date availability.


Shore fishing has is very popular in the Bantry area as there is a large selection of fish for the catch - conger eels, brown dogfish, spotted dogfish, cod, pollock, ray, skate, ling, and other varieties. The keen sea angler can hire sea angling boats in the area.

For those who enjoy lake and river fishing, there are two excellent fishing lakes in Ireland for brown and rainbow trout and coarse fish and there are six rivers which are noted for salmon and sea trout fishing. The local fishing tackle shops supply licences.

Boating and Sailing

For enthusiasts of sailing, boating, canoeing, and kayaking there is excellent anchorage and harbour facilities i.e. slipways for launching boats and yachts. Cranage is available if arranged in advance. Boat hire, kayak, canoes and skiboats are available at the Abbey slipway during summer months.

For more information see www.seakayakingwestcork.com


Other Activities

Archaeological Sites

The Bantry Bay area is home to some of Ireland's most historical archaeological sites from ancient wedge tombs more recent tombs. The area is home to some stone circles, alignments and galluns. The Kilnaruane Pillar Stone, The Kealkil Stone Circle, the Breenymore Megalithes and the Ahakista Stone Circle are closest to Bantry. Detailed leaflets and maps are available at Bantry Tourist Information Office or Bookstores. Edencrest B&B is located within close proximity of these sites.


Irish Pub


Experience one of the last and rare Irish drinking establishments in Ireland at Ma Murphy’s pub. Little has changed in this unique bar, family-run since 1840. Groceries can still be purchased in the shop whilst the snug is still in operation, where once only the ladies were allowed to drink and traditional matchmaking was performed. The cobbled beer garden is bursting with colour and the new bar, which used to be the old forge, has become a renowned venue for great live music. A popular drinking hole amongst the locals and tourists, Ma Murphy’s always attracts a friendly and colourful crowd.

Another place not to miss on your visit to Bantry is ‘The Anchor Tavern’ on New Street, where you will find live music from Thursday to Sunday. The Anchor Tavern has featured prominently in the historic and social evolution of Bantry. Refusing to bow to the whims of modern living, the bar is steadfast in maintaining its nostalgic originality. The smooth stone floor flagsthe crackling logs on the open fires and the ancient memorabilia scattered around the premises offers a warm wholehearted welcome. Its success can be attributed to the constant buzz it exudes, and as the large local community will confirm “the craic is always mighty”.

The Maritime Hotel is committed to providing entertainment to suit everyone. The summer line-up ranges from local musicians to top Irish entertainers.

BOSTON BAR - This is a sports bar with a big screen tv, also a music venue with live entertainment, they sell bar food soup and sandwiches, its a very friendly pub, a hit with the locals, good Beer and 'craic'.

J.J. CROWLEY's  For a good pint and a chat.

LEISURE CENTRE - There are two Leisure Centres in Bantry which offer special rates for our Guests.

Eating out

For those that enjoy good food, you will find in Bantry a selection of restaurants to suit all budgets from gourmet to fish and chips outlet.   A wide selection of tastes are catered for include seafood, vegetarian, French, Italian, Oriental and the best of local cooking.

O'Connors  Restaurant is a famous restaurant that is recommended in all of the major food guides including Taste of Ireland and Michelin. O'Connors also serve an early Bird Menu, The menu changes regularly, and each day the Seafood specials are decided by what is available from the Fishermen daily.


This little restaurant above the 'Central Fish Market'  with the exception of sirloin steak, the chorizo in their 'chorizo chilli prawns' starter and a vegetarian option, the menu is entirely fish; it comes from the fish shop downstairs.


WATERFRONT: Bar/Restaurant; located on seafront offers good food, great value and convivial atmosphere and ideal place for a chat.

Maurice and Colette O’Donovans’ well-named  'SNUG' bar in Bantry is a cosy and welcoming place, bustling with life and ideal for a wholesome bite at moderate prices.Maurice is the chef and takes pride in using local produce and giving value for money; his menus feature a wide range of popular dishes, many of which are in the house style.

BEST PIZZA  IN BANTRY AND COUNTY. - 'BRICK OVEN'. - The Brick Oven is a family run business. Stephen O’Donovan mastered the pizza making craft in the United States where he lived for a  number of years and is an active participant alongside his partner and wife Gillian O'Donovan.The Brick Oven is a traditional Bistro and Pizzeria offering a seated and takeaway service.

Josephine Walsh, Edencrest  Bed and Breakfast, Glengariff Road, Bantry, County, Cork

Tel: + 353 (0) 27 51110, Mobile: +353 (0) 87 3220760   E-mail: edencrestbantry@gmail.com

Web: www.bantrybandb.com


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