Three Castle Head Cafe, Dunlough, Cork

On the edge of the Atlantic

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About the place:

Three Castle Head Cafe is a unique property on the edge of Ireland’s most south-westerly peninsula.  It has stunning views of the Atlantic coastline. The farm includes the 12th-century Dunlough Castle, which is situated on the edge of steep cliffs, and next to a large freshwater lough.  When Bird and Dine visited a couple of years ago, from the terrace we could see a flock of choughs, a pair of ravens, gannets, stonechats, linnets, swallows and house martins.  This is a well-known spot for American rarities at migration time – spring and autumn, and, although the cafe is no longer open for day visitors, accommodation is available all year round.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Chough, Raven, Gannet, Stonechat, Peregrine, Wheatear
  • American rarities in spring and autumn


  • Cliffs, hills and ocean
  • Excellent views from terrace, restricted views from inside


  • Local Fare
  • Sandwiches, rolls, wraps, soup, cakes
  • Not licensed
  • Open: Only currently available  available for private functions all year.
  • Accommodation: yes, call to confirm (all year)


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Location: Cork, Ireland

  • Three Castle Head Cafe, Dunlough, Goleen, County Cork, Ireland

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