O’Sullivan’s Bar, Crookhaven

A rugged harbour in the extreme South-West of Ireland


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About the place:

The multi-award-winning O’Sullivan’s Bar is at the heart of the picturesque West Cork port of Crookhaven and close to spectacular Mizen Head and the stunning beaches of Barley Cove. It has been in the same family since early in the twentieth century., and the O’Sullivans  also run the shop next door, as well as neighbouring Nottages Bar and Restaurant.  The proprietor, Dermot O’Sullivan, is interested in wildlife (and sport!) and ‘birder-friendly’.  O’Sullivan’s claim to offer the most Southerly pint in Ireland, and Bird and Dine can testify that their open crab sandwiches and seafood chowder are well worth the diversion.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Gannet, Kittiwake, Black Guillemot, Guillemot, Great Northern Diver, Glaucous Gull, Iceland Gull, Red-breasted Merganser, Chough, Peregrine
  • Grey Seal


  • Cliffs, rocks and seashore
  • Good views from the tables outside, restricted views from inside


  • Locally-caught fish and seafood.
  • Speciality: open crab sandwiches and seafood chowder; home-made bread and desserts.
  • Local beer on draught.
  • Open: All year round
  • Accommodation: No


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Location: West Cork, Ireland

  • O’Sullivans Bar, 1-4 Rock Street, Crookhaven, Co. Cork, Ireland

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