Food & Services

Mini Bus/Taxi

Delicious food and excellent services are available in the Reserve. The region is not as isolated as usually depicted and most places have free wi-fi. The area has Three banks, seven post-offices, many taxi servers, buses (small, medium and large) for hire. We have 20+ supermarkets and small food shops. Six petrol (gas) stations. Numerous hairdressers, beautician’s, cafe’s, restaurants, public houses, off license’s, car maintenance mechanics, Creche’s, playgrounds, a Police station, a large public library, craft shops, shoe shops, dress shops etc etc etc.


the-sugarshack-cakeryThe Sugar-shack Cakery is owned and run by Kay O’Connor and situated in the center of the Idyllic Village of Caherdaniel. The aim of the company is to provide its customers with a divine and rare eating experience in surroundings of a bygone era. All cakes, bakery items, and preserves are handcrafted with pride using exceptional fresh quality ingredients; it’s all about taste and presentation. Everything is made with the finest local ingredients from scratch even though our range is extensive. We want you to come back to us so customer satisfaction is paramount; if you are unsatisfied we need to know. More here





AN CORCAN, WATERVILLEAn Corcan where we serve food like it used to taste in a Casual Relaxed Atmosphere. Our Specialist Dishes such as Fiona’s Fiery Fruit Curry, Chicken Saute, Fiona’s Fresh Fruit Pavlova and Auntie Bridie’s Brown Bread that set us apart from the rest. We have Specials on a regular basis and the Restaurant is a Firm Favourite with locals and tourists alike. We also have Hearty Traditional Plates, Seafood Platters, Veggie Dishes, Omelets, Soups and Sandwiches, Tasty Desserts. An Corcan Restaurant now have a well established history since it opened its doors in 1996 in Waterville, Co. Kerry. The restaurant is owned and run by Fiona and Dan Fitzpatrick, both from Waterville. More here ..




Caife Cois Trá, Barbara’s Beach Cafe, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

Caife_cois_tra Barbara’s Beach Cafe is open 7 days a week  during the summer from 10am to 6pm and serves a wide variety of sandwiches, toasties, pastries, cakes and ice-creams. Teas, coffees including cappuccino and latte, hot chocolate, soups and soft drinks available too.

Barbara has a selection of black and white historic photographs of the region available as prints and framed prints. You are very welcome to browse while enjoying coffee and cake. Wi-Fi is available. The lovely Ballinskelligs Beach is just a 1 minute walk away. The beach makes an excellent place to Stargaze or watch the Moon’s light fall onto the ruins of McCarthy Castle. Email:





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