One of the iconic images of Sneem, D. O’Shea’s has been a Public House for over half a century and for much of this time was owned by the O’Shea family. In 1996, it was bought by Mary and Garbhan Kavanagh and extensively renovated inside. They have retained the colourful exterior which has been much photographed and used in advertisements and postcards. Inside is cosy and relaxed, serving the best of bar food throughout the day.
There is an extensive terrace out the back of the pub with fabulous views of the Sneem estuary.
Dan Murphy’s Bar is a popular spot for music and the craic. A must for after weddings in the local church, they can also provide barbecues on request. Run by local businessman, Sean O’Sullivan.
Outside the bar, you will find the Stone outside Dan Murphy’s door, (more…)
Established in 1955, Dan and Daisy Kelly run the bakery, delicatessan and coffee shop alongside their daughter Mary and sons, Donal and Kevin. Now in his eighties, Dan still bakes and delivers fresh bread every day and they stock a wonderful selection of Irish cheeses in the deli.
The Sacre Coeur Restaurant was first opened in 1968 by Cáit O’Sullivan who recognised the need for a restaurant in Sneem to cater for travellers and tourists. The restaurant is now run by her son, Johnny, who is the chef, and his wife, Trish, at front of house. Celebrating 50 years in business in 2018, this family restaurant is known for its consistent standard in producing the best local fresh fish, meat and vegetables.
Serving evening meals from 6pm, with an early bird menu from 6 – 7pm, the restaurant opens from Good Friday until the end of October and is available for private functions and celebrations.
Jenny Breen is your host in The Riverside Café with her father, Mick, helping front of house, while her mother Martina is enjoying her retirement after handing the reins to Jenny. With riverside frontage, the patio is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch with delicious homemade scones and cakes throughout the day.
Also known locally as Barbara’s, The Village Kitchen is now being run by her son Cormac and his partner Michelle. Barbara still provides a smiling welcome and bakes her famous scones and brown bread. The Village Kitchen has an extensive menu and is popular for breakfasts, lunches and snacks.