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“Antiquity”  - Vegan Bookshop Café & Deli

“Antiquity” - Vegan Bookshop Café & Deli

Second-hand bookshop, combined with West Cork’s first ever entirely plant-based vegan Café and Deli which, for the past three years, has helped thousands of visitors and hundreds of Vegans (Plant-Based fans) from all over the world to be happy and stay happy during their West Cork Holidays.

To try out transitioning to a plant-based-diet or at least to start understanding what it will do for you, your family and us all as a community, ask proprietor Nicola Smyth to feed you for a week. Important Trivia: Nicky’s main, returning clients, are all non-vegans !

Healthy Juice, Smoothies, amazing Stew, tailor-made Sandwiches with stewed Mushrooms as well as sweets and treats combined with some wonderful Coffee’ & Mocca’s from Nicky (coffee-fanatic).

For bookings or questions, please contact:

“Antiquity” - Vegan Bookshop Café & Deli

44 Bridge Street / P81Y067 Skibbereen

Phone: 085-7569746

email: antiquitywestcork@gmail.com

Website of “Antiquity”: www.antiquity.ie

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“The Castle – Boutique Accommodation”

“The Castle – Boutique Accommodation”

“Full of character and old-world charm, ‘The Castle’ offers a welcoming retreat from everyday life. Nestled at the edge of a scenic harbour and natural woodlands for you to explore, The Castle is a truly unique place to stay. It has the warm, homely feel of a traditional Irish B&B, but with a few extra special touches.

Steeped in history, The Castle has been home to the Townshend family since the 1650s and has been receiving guests for over 60 years. Inside the old stone walls, you’ll find welcoming faces to greet you, roaring fires to warm you, and comfy beds to sink into. Each room has its own story to tell, with the oak-panelled hall and spacious dining room retaining most of their original features, furniture, and family portraits. Stroll through the winding pathways of our historic grounds, discovering ivy-covered ruins and their stories along the way”.

“While you are a guest in our family’s home, the only thing on your ‘To Do list’, is to relax. We will look after the rest”.

For bookings or questions, please contact:

“The Castle”

Castletownshend (5 minutes drive from Skibbereen)

P81 NH72 Skibbereen, County Cork

Phone: 028 – 36100

email: bookings@castle-townshend.com

Website of “The Castle”: www.castle-townshend.com


“Inish Beg Estate”
“Inish Beg Estate”

“Inish Beg Estate”

“Picture Yourself on A Magical Private Island Estate In Beautiful West Cork Ireland …”

“Inish Beg is a private island estate (with a road bridge, accessible by car) in beautiful West Cork, just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres”.

“Your hosts, Paul and Georgiana Keane, have undertaken a uniquely sympathetic renovation and rejuvenation of this island paradise. The Estate with its beautifuf gardens, woodlands, parkland, farmland and foreshore, will enchant all who choose ‘Inish Beg’ for their self-catering holidays in West Cork Ireland. You will find an environment, facilities and experience second to none, with a select variety of luxury self-catering holiday cottages and holiday homes to suit the most discerning guest. Imagine yourself walking, bird watching, fishing, boating or just relaxing in this magical setting, with its beautiful gardens, grounds, trails and heated indoor swimming pool & steam room”.

For bookings or questions, please contact:

“Inish Beg Estate”

Baltimore, (5 minutes drive from Skibbereen)

P81 CX60 Skibbereen, County Cork

Phone: 028 – 21745

email: bookings@inishbeg.com

Website of “Inish Beg Estate”: www.inishbeg.com

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“Drishane House” - The Home of Edith Somerville

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“Drishane House” - The Home of Edith Somerville

Drishane House has been the home of the Somerville family for nine generations, nearly 250 years.

Visitors can explore the magnificent Garden, Somerville & Ross-Museum and the main House.

Three holiday cottages are available to let, as is the wonderful Drishane House.

The location is also suitable for Weddings !

For bookings or questions, please contact:

Tom Somerville at Drishane House

P81 Y008 Castletownshend / Skibbereen (Co. Cork)

Main House: 00353 (0) 28 36126

Jane Somerville: 086 4012535

Tom Somerville: 083 8574589

email: info@drishane.com

Website with Booking - Information: https://drishane.com


A Selection of West Cork Cottages & Privately Owned Houses for Rent

Private Settings for your Reading Holidays

Castle Townshend – Kate Anne’s Cottage

Kate Anne’s Cottage

Kate Anne’s is a 260 year old cottage on the Main Street in Castletownshend, approximately 7 km from Skibbereen town.

The hosts, Tim and Maura, have recently completed a sympathetic restoration of the cottage. They have retained many of its original features, giving this home amazing old world charm and character. There are two double bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen/dining room as well as family bathroom and ground floor WC. The local pub is just across the road and at the back of the cottage, there is a large, private garden overlooking the harbour. Mary Ann’s Bar and Restaurant, just down the street, serves great food all year round.

For bookings or questions, please contact:

Kate Anne’s Cottage, Main Street, Castletownshend, Co. Cork. P81 N803

Tim O’Connor: 00353 (0) 86 8355857

email: tim@oconnorengineering.com

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Things to do and Places to visit in West Cork


“Roaringwater Journal”

“Roaringwater Journal”

Inanna Rare Books wants to introduce all our followers to our friends from “Roaringwater Journal”. Whether you plan your trip to West Cork for the first time or if you are a regular; do not make the mistake to miss out on the wealth of knowledge and love for detail, Finola Finlay and Robert Harris are investing into their Journal. They have traveled West Cork for you and you will greatly benefit from their wonderful, professional and in-depth research:

“Roaringwater Journal”
West Cork’s premier arts and culture blog

Finola Finlay and Robert Harris feel fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth: Roaringwater Bay in West Cork, Ireland. “In this blog we explore landscape and the natural world, archaeology and history, music, language and literature, architecture, food, art and culture and local events to give our readers a sense of what life is like in this wild, remote, but surprisingly sophisticated place”.

Website: https://roaringwaterjournal.com/

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Now Monthly: West Cork Rare Bookfair
Every First Sunday of the Month

What to expect:

At the new monthly West Cork Rare Book Fair event, Inanna Rare Books and possibly several other professional Bookdealers (varying from Sunday to Sunday) are offering for Sale a large selection of Rare Books, Secondhand Books, Maps, Art & Photography, Manuscripts, Ephemera, Vinyl Records, Postcards etc. etc.

This new monthly event is an addition to the annual bookfair we are planning to hold again at Inish Beg Estate after the wonderful success of the inaugural Fair in August 2022.

Important Information for visitors:

FREE Entry

FREE Parking (if our carpark is full other options are available nearby)

Information for Visitors and Dealers under:
Email: info@inannararebooks.com
Phone: 087 – 102 5412

Please also visit our website www.westcorkbookfair.com/ for images of our location.