Catering for West Cork’s Walkers

West Cork is a fantastic place for walkers, and we’re delighted to be able to cater for fairly large groups in the bar. Advance notice is helpful if you’re travelling in a large group, and with notice, we’ll be able to put together a package, tailored to your group’s needs, at a very reasonable price.

Michael O’Dwyer Festival 2012

From the 8th-10th June 2012, we’ll again be hosting the Michael O’Dwyer festival of traditional music. Make a note in your diaries!

Musicians travel from far and wide to take part, and the wildness of Beara brings the best out in all of them. It’s always a great event, and – just to whet your appetite for it – here are a few pictures from last year’s festival. It will live long in the memory of everyone who was there.
 

Book Now for Communions and Confirmations

If you’re looking for somewhere special to celebrate with your family after first holy communions and confirmations, we’re happy to help.

We’re taking bookings for tables in the bar downstairs, and reservations in the Pluais Umha restaurant above the bar.
No bookings are required for the playground opposite the bar, but it’s sure to be a big hit on the day!

Restaurant Offers for March and April

Restaurant Offers for March and April

It’s been a long, cold winter in West Cork, but the sun has been splitting the stones over the last few days, and we’re hoping that that’s a sign of good things to come!

Over the winter, we’ve been working on a new menu for the Pluais Umha restaurant, based – as ever – on locally-sourced ingredients.

Just to give you a hint of what’s on offer, we think you’ll enjoy the mushrooms stuffed with Gubbeen cheese, the pork fillet stuffed with apples and Clonakilty black pudding, and the Bantry Bay prawns. If you have room after that, we think you’ll agree that our new chocolate and raspberry brownies are really quite special.

A sample menu is available on our restaurant page. And in case you need any more persuading, we’re offering some great deals for March and April.

Starter, Main Course, Tea/ Coffee €19.95
Main Course, Dessert, Tea/Coffee €19.95
Starter, Main Course, Dessert, Tea/Coffee €24.95

Book now to make sure you don’t miss out!

During March and April, Pluais Umha will be open on Saturdays from 6 – 9 pm, and on Sundays from 12.30 – 8.30 pm. O’Neills Bar will also be open from 12-8.30pm, 7 days a week.

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

Though it’s right to say that O’Neill’s Bar is in Allihies, the village is often referred to simply as ‘the mines’. The name is a nod to the copper mining that took place here from 1812 until the early 1960s, and shaped the village’s identity in the process.

Above the village, just a short walk from the bar, you’ll be able to see the distinctive image of the mine’s remaining chimney stacks. There’s a fine walk across the mountain towards Eyeries, but – even if you don’t get that far – the views out across the Atlantic towards the Skelligs are striking on a fine day.

And, if you walk in the other direction, down towards Ballydonegan Strand, you’ll find a newer, but equally inspiring, monument to the hard work and energy of the community here.

The Allihies Copper Mine Museum opened in 2010 after many years of hard work from a dedicated committee who painstakingly collected stories, photographs, maps and memorabilia relating to the history of mining in the area.

A visit there is an absorbing way to pass an afternoon, and the museum, art gallery, and café, are great additions to the life of the village.

To find out more, you can visit the museum’s website at http://acmmm.ie

And of course, you’ll find more pictures and maps featuring the history of the mines here in O’Neill’s Bar, when you call in to visit us here.

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