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Address: Skibbereen, Ireland

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Great Value lunch

John and Ellmary Desmond have added a three course lunch to their successful summer restaurant fare. There's no choice but the menu is beautifully balanced and fabulously cooked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Hampshire, England
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Hampshire, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

John and Ellmary Desmond have added a three course lunch to their successful summer restaurant fare. There's no choice but the menu is beautifully balanced and fabulously cooked, as I have come to expect from this culinary craftsman. At 20 euro, it is excellent value.

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Cork, Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you want to escape for a day this is the location,depending on where you embark the trip is from five to twenty minutes of a boat trip.You step back in time but if you have walking problems this is not for you....

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cork
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The title says it all really ,this Island is among a hundred in roaring water bay. Has everything from sandy beaches to restaurants a sailing center and bread making school.

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Cork, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A beautiful little island. One can catch ferry (6 euro return) from Cunnamore Pier and it is a very short ferry trip. Beautiful views from all over the Island. It boasts a couple of lovely beaches and gorgeous walks. One really feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. There are a number of artists... More 

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Irish in Hertfordshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

What a wonderful day! The Firehouse Bread School (should have its own listing!) is in an idyllic location. Patrick Ryan is a knowledgeable baker who is eager to share his expertise and love of real bread. Small groups of 6 students mean that the instruction is highly personalised. Each baker makes several different recipes - sourdough, yeast, soda bread and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Heir Island is simply stunning. We stayed in self-catering accom....Colette & John's. Ate at the gorgeous little outdoor pizzaria....amazing pizzas...only 8 euro each. Bring your own wine! The island cottage restaurant is pricier but out of this world! We went to a play called fred & alice in the littke art gallery on the island....FANTASTIC. Spent other days catching crabs,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

What's not to like. Fabulous location, great tuition, lovely food throughout the day, super bread to keep you going and you have a new skill.

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Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I'm a little bit reluctant to write a review because I want to keep this little piece of heaven to just myself! This is my favourite place on this Earth. Its the most beautiful island with plenty of sandy beaches, panoramic views to Sherkin, Baltimore, Cape Clear, the Fastnet, and quite peaceful country roads to walk along and feel like... More 

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Cork
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Just did a days baking of bread etc at the Firehouse and I am still walking on air from the wonderful hospitality as well as the learning from the Master of Artisan Bread making. Patrick Ryan is a fantastic host and teacher and Laura Moore is simply brilliant with fresh locally produced foods which we ate while doing the course.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Have just been for day trips to the various beaches dotted around Heir Island. The whole place is is very calming and restful and a lovely day out if you like nothing more that paddling and collecting sea shells. For the more active you can check out the sailing school and cookery school and restaurant but I'm saving those adventures... More 

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