Ireland’s longest signposted strolling trail passes its fair proportion of pubs, but the Smugglers’ Inn in Waterville is amongst the finest. A restored farmhouse overlooking a sandy seaside, Ballinskelligs Bay and the McGillycuddy Reeks, seafood and shellfish are the chef’s specialities. “If you’re coming off the path, it’s a pleasant place to relaxation,” says the proprietor. Northern Ireland’s full Causeway Coastal Route takes three days, but the portion from Portstewart to Dunluce could be coated in a day. From Dunluce Castle, the trail leads to the sleepy seaside village of Portballintrae and a warm welcome in Sweeney’s pub.
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By the early-to-mid ninety’s, it would turn out to be Rent-A-Center and later Serendipity Gallery in 2003 till transitioning back into a restaurant as Prime Rib A Go-Go within the mid 00’s. It later turned Porkies BBQ in 2007 after which Wild Hog Barbecue in late 2009. The former Carr’s Corner Restaurant used to be Mister Sandwich Restaurant from 1968 to the early-to-mid eighty’s. It was built in 1958 as Quaker Maid Dinette and shortened to The Dinette in the 60’s.
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Keeping busy is straightforward, with Ghyston’s Cave/Giant’s Cave, The Clifton Observatory and Amoeba Lounge Bar all nearby. After a protracted day of sightseeing, friends can retire to the consolation of the lodge. This West Cork stroll has been voted one of the best in Ireland by Country Walking journal. The 55-mile route has numerous loops, but the official trailhead lies in Bantry. Here, Maurice and Colette O’Donovan’s Snug bar is a comfortable stopover that features selfmade soups on the menu — the right tonic for weary calves. The three-hour Diamond Hill loop summits a narrow ridge to views over the Atlantic Ocean, Kylemore Abbey and the Twelve Bens.
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