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Ireland > Munster > Co. Cork

The Heron's Cove - Hotel in Co. Cork

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The Harbour, Goleen, Co. Cork
Munster, Ireland

Sue Hill www.heronscove.com
+353 (0)28 35225(landline)

Warm, no-nonsense Sue is a local star for her work at the Mizen Head centre, her convincing Slow Food meals and her simple, lived-in rooms

This is a spectacular part of Ireland with its deep inlets, steepling cliffs, scintillating or thundering seas; roads dip, twist, clamber round the hills, then peter out or land you at a beach or village – an explorer's heaven. Sue has been part of the village for 45 years, launched and manages the Mizen Head Signal Station Visitor Centre (don't miss it), and knows all the lore – just ask. Sitting on its own bay, this restaurant with rooms has simple, cosy bedrooms, one with a steeply sloping ceiling and a window that opens to the stars. Most have limpid bay views, and sliding glass doors to balconies with wide-armed wooden chairs. Bathrooms are basic (you might hear the bio-cycle hum), but the real heart of the house is the airy restaurant with a fire at each end, wicker chairs and a Slow Food ethos: that organic search for local, seasonal goodness that requires taking proper time to prepare, to cook – and to consume. A warm-hearted, no-nonsense woman, backed by wonderful staff, Sue loves her guests and locals flock for the food. The constant tide brings glorious wildlife, birdsong and... herons.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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  • 3 Doubles
  • , 1 Family room for 4
Price:(i) 70 to110 per night

Booking info:


Dinner from €27.50 à la carte. Wine from €17.50. Lunch for special occasions. Restaurant closed Nov-Apr except for residents and bookings.


Christmas & New Year.


The Harbour, Goleen, Co. Cork

Hotel 3 Double rooms
Price: (i) 70 to 110 per night
Hotel 1 Family room, sleeping 4
Price: (i) 70 to 110 per night
Sue Hill www.heronscove.com
+353 (0)28 35225(landline)

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