The Tin Pub in Ahakista

The Tin Pub in Ahakista
The Tin Pub in Ahakista

One of the highlights of Ahakista in Co. Cork is the Tin Pub set in the middle of an area lush with vegetation, flowers, trees and lovely West Cork Scenery.

Jacinta visited here several years ago with her friend Mary when they had a picnic in the back garden. We did the same, after asking the family who own the building. You see, the pub wasn’t open yet, but then Tom had a wedding the previous night and finished work at 4am. Shortly after we made ourselves comfortable outside and had poured our tea he showed up and smiled when he saw our picnic.

After our picnic we got chatting to Paul and Cath, who are over from Cornwall for a week. Over a pint we soon got lost in the easy going atmosphere of the pub and before we knew it time had caught up with us and we had to make the journey home.

Despite Pete McCarthy’s assertion that driving down a road with grass in the middle means you’re going the wrong way, you should try the “alternative route” to Ahakista. When you leave Bantry take the first turn right to Sheepshead and you’ll see it sign posted a few miles down the road. Go slowly, because others use the road, but the scenery is amazing. If it wasn’t for the fact that we were late leaving home, I would have stopped several times to shoot landscapes.

I can’t remember the last time I was in this part of the world, but the beautiful scenery and laid back way of life means I’ll be back!


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7 Comments

  1. micki Reply

    I just love these shots! Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Do go back soon.

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  2. Joe Drumgoole Reply

    Fantastic pics Donnacha. We go to Kilcrohane (next village after Ahakista) most years for holidays. The whole area is fantastic and the Tin Shed is a great pub. Drinking Bulmers in the gardens out the back is pretty amazing i summertime. You should head further west next time, Kilcrohane has a great coffee shop and restaurant and a few pubs that are worth a punt as well.

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  3. Donncha Reply

    We’ll definitely be back there and hopelly get to Kilcrohane next time! Only problem is the dog. In Bantry we stopped at the chipper for a burger and chips to keep us going on the way back. The road to Guagaine Barra is lovely!

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  4. mary WILLIAMS Reply

    GREAT PICS ,NOW CAN YOU HELP ME ON MORE SOMBRE NOTE FOR A WHILE ,MY FAMILEY AND HOGGETS WERE OVER FOR THE KILLARNEY GATHERING AND HAD A GREAT TIME,BUT FOR THE SAD LOSS OF THE POLISH LADS,I LIVE JUST OUT SIDE OF KILLENAULE C.O,TIPPERARY,THEY CAME HERE TILL THE MONDAY AND GOT HOME OK.NOW WHAT I REALY WANT TO KNOW WHERE I CAN SEND THE MASS CARDS FOR THEM AND THERE FAMILEYS {AND THERE NAMES}, THANK YOU,TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES ANND KEEP SAFE, MARY XX

  5. Sean Barrett Reply

    just love the place…..my father (who is 90 this year) is from Gearhies left when he was 19, but we have been back every year at least once or twice all my life(i am 42!) going to end up there ! They’ll have to bury me in the abbey in Bantry !

    http://www.smbarrett.co.uk

  6. Virtual Scotland Reply

    Ah, live music in a pub, I see it less and less in Scotland these days. This is a real shame. I love the bar and would love to work my way through it one night. Your photo’s bring a holiday to Cork nearer every time I look at one. It loooks a wonderful place – thanks

  7. Flickr: Andy Sheridan Reply

    Nice one. The wide angle gives a good idea of the place. Stick this into the Bar Guide where it’ll be in good company!

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