Visit the Sheep’s Head, the gluten-free way!
We know it can be difficult to choose accommodation, restaurants and cafés with confidence when you have coeliac disease. Ireland has a high incidence of coeliac disease, and West Cork is a recognised ‘coeliac cluster’. As a result, awareness is generally high, and we’ve highlighted on our website businesses that should be helpful to you.
Of course, we can’t guarantee that the plate in front of you will be gluten-free. You’ll need to exercise your usual caution in choosing options, but we hope our guide makes your task a little bit easier. It’s worth remembering that food businesses here operate on small premises, and don’t have separate kitchens. Across Ireland, you won’t often find separate gluten-free menus, but suitable items on standard menus are normally clearly-marked.
When you’re choosing coeliac-friendly accommodation, both Seamount Farm B&B and Eagle Point Camping are run by people who walk the gluten-free path. Other providers will do their best to support you too.
If you’re visiting Ireland for the first time and staying in self-catering accommodation, contact us and we’ll be happy to share hints and tips with you about shopping for gluten-free food when you’re dealing with unfamiliar brands.
You’ll find that Supervalu in Bantry offers a full range of ‘Free From’ foods, and that other items there, and in Centra Drimoleague, are well-labelled. On the Sheep’s Head peninsula, the general store attached to The Gateway in Durrus is a good spot for picking up supplies.
We hope you’ll find some useful information here about being gluten-free, the Sheep’s Head Way! And don’t hesitate to contact us for advice or with feedback on your experiences.
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