Travellers Rest - West Cork Pubs

The Traveller’s Rest

Caheragh, Drimoleague, Co. Cork

The Traveller’s Rest, located in Caheragh, (pronounced Cora, like the name, despite the spelling 🙂 is a traditional country pub in a beautiful, rural setting. In the middle of a big, Irish footballing parish, it is a popular, local party venue with dancing, music and all sorts of get togethers from christenings, communions, 18ths, 21sts to anniversaries and celebrations of all kinds.

About The Traveller’s Rest

Address: Caheragh, Drimoleague, Co Cork

Hours: 11am – 11:30pm

Phone:  (028) 32666

The Traveller’s Rest Location

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What's on offer?
  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disability Friendly
  • LIVE Music
  • TRADITIONAL Music
  • Cable TV – Sports
  • Road Bowling
  • Themed Charity Nights
  • WiFi
  • Beer Garden
  • Open Fire
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Coach Tours Welcome
  • Function Room Available
  • Smoking Area
  • Parking

Things to do & see Nearby:  Prof. Gerry O’Sullivan Memorial Park | Scenic Landscape | Road Bowling | Pitch & Putt | Waterfall Alpaca Farm | Lake Fishing | Walking

History of The Traveller's Rest

The pub was originally owned by Nelly & Michael O’Donovan from the early 1900s to 1984; who incidentally had a member of their family on the ill-fated Lusitania. The current owners Kathleen and Michal Kirby, have been running it since 1995. Kathleen’s family were publican’s and ran – Dublin’s renowned pub The Stag’s Head.

The people make this place. A friendly, intimate and helpful community there’s plenty of good humoured, friendly staff and locals to meet and have a pint with. In the winter, you can cosy up to the open fire and stove, over an Irish Whiskey or two.
The Traveller’s Rest pub has always been a hub for the community and served as a shop, pub filling station; though sadly the shop has closed and the petrol pumps are now automated to offer 24/7 availability of fuel. It a very active spot and you’ll find plenty of summer road bowling, pool Tournaments, cards on Thursday’s and live music on Saturday’s. There is something for everyone when music is on in the house; from popular live bands to traditional Irish music and social dancing so bring your dancing shoes for a spot of Ceili dancing or maybe a Foxtrot.
Across the road, you’ll find Prof Gerry O’Sullivan Memorial Park. A lovely and tranquil spot to walk where the theme is ‘Science Through Nature’. The park is a significant feature in Caheragh linking the village to the churches and school. The land was kindly donated by Kathleen and Micheal Kirby of The Traveller’s Rest.

The inspiration for the park is to honour the late, Professor Gerry O’ Sullivan in Science and Medicine. He was a world renowned and preeminent Cancer Researcher and Surgeon; Immunotherapist and founder of the Cork Cancer Research Centre. The park holds open days of scientific and educational days throughout the year. Since 1999, the pub has been fund raising for Cork Cancer Research Centre and it is a big part of the Annual Threshing Festival. This is held the 2 nd Sunday of October.

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