Heron Gallery & Café
Heron Gallery showcases the work of Annabel Langrish, as well as a unique and unusual collection of objet d’art, prints and original artwork.
Annabel’s compelling paintings focus on the diversity of the wildlife that surrounds us here on the Sheep’s Head peninsula. The gallery’s gardens – designed with an artist’s eye – are a great spot to enjoy the gorgeous, wholesome local food you’ll find in the gallery’s café.
The new café in the gallery serves Fairtrade organic coffee and teas, delicious scones and cakes, and, in summer, simple, wholesome lunches using locally-sourced organic produce. There is a lovely sunny terrace for those precious sunny days and free Wi-Fi can be accessed both inside and outside.
Heron Gallery Gardens
Our garden is open from April to the end of August. Visitors to the gallery and café are welcome to wander around and, if we get advance notice, we can prepare a slow food picnic that you can bring with you.
The organic gardens are informal, with colourful flower beds radiating out from a pond and pergola. There is a wildlife pond and walk around a large pond surrounded by wildflower meadow and young woodland.
We have planted an orchard of Irish heritage apples and you can see our 2 polytunnels and raised vegetable beds. We try to grow all the salads and vegetables we use in the café.
A path takes you up to the natural ridge area where there is a great view down Dunmanus Bay.
All visitors’ donations go towards our garden project which is to construct Ireland’s first barefoot path. Slowly, we are developing our idea for a path where you take off your shoes and experience mindful walking and connection with the earth through walking slowly with bare feet on different surfaces.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome. Children must be accompanied.
While the Heron Gallery in Ahakista is closed in the winter, you can see and buy Annabel’s work online, and in her Schull and Kinsale stores.
|Location:||Ahakista, Co. Cork.
Take the right fork in Durrus towards Sheep's Head. After Arundel’s Bar, turn right. We are 300 metres up the hill on the left.
|Opening Hours:||The gallery is open throughout the year, seven days a week.
The garden is open every day 10.30am to 5.00pm from Easter to end of August.
|Tel.||00 353 (0)27 67278|
|Special Dietary Requirements:||Coeliac-friendly. Vegetarian options.|