Foodie Finds: Avoca in Moll's Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 05, 2011 /
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Foodie Finds: Avoca in Moll's Gap, Co. Kerry, Ireland

We'd driven for hours from Co Clare toward our cottage in Co Kerry. We didn't have any restaurant recommendations in Killarney, but had a great one for Moll's Gap, about a half-hour south-west of Killarney. And, it was halfway to our rental home, Pier Cottage, west of Sneem. So, we held out a little more for the Avoca gift shop and cafe, in Moll's Gap.

The winding roads, mountains, and extraordinary scenery lead to a road junction called Moll's Gap. You can head one way to Killarney, or the other way to Sneem. But first, stop at Avoca to stretch your legs and grab a bite.

Avoca at Moll's Gap 

Avoca is an Irish family-run business, that features cafes, cookbooks, stores, and gifts - all started from a handweaving mill established over 280 years ago. Head to http://www.avoca.ie and see for yourself - you'll want to shop - and eat!

But I digress. At Moll's Gap, you can peruse the store on the first floor (great gifts!), but be sure to head to the second floor for stunning views while you dine.

View of Moll's gap from Avoca 

Avoca at Moll's gap

Avoca is well-known for fresh, delicious food. You'll find a wide array of entrees - we decided on salmon and salads - and lots of baked goods and desserts. The service was friendly (and patient, while we tried to decide WHAT to eat!).

Avoca at Moll's gap

Avoca at Moll's gap

Avoca at Moll's gap 

And the food? Delicious - some of the best we had in Ireland, by far. Highly recommended.

Avoca at Moll's gap

Avoca at Moll's gap 

 

Avoca
Moll's Gap on the Ring of Kerry, N71
Tel: +353-64-663 4720

 

 

All photos courtesy and copyright Wandering Educators

 

 

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