Cushendall Walking Tour & Food Tastings
(Walking Time 1 hour 30mins)
In the shadow of Lurigethan Mountain on the Causeway Coastal Route join your local guide John to appreciate Cushendall, his playground between the rock & the river since childhood.
Designated as the second Conservation Area in Northern Ireland, much of the historic character of the 19th-century settlement remains, which includes the largely intact Irish Georgian buildings of the town’s four original streets. Discover local legends, hidden stories in the village, local culture, spend time with the locals, stunning scenery and the delicious seasonal local food.
3pm-4pm (anytime) Café Revive
Revive your day so far with a sit-in or take away hot or cold drink and local traybake or a slice of farmhouse wheaten, butter & jam. This unique café of collectibles and homemade food run by Anette & Stephen has no guaranteed seats so be prepared to mix with the locals. (Arrive between 3pm & 4pm and just present your booking page to Annette or Stephen).
4pm Tour Departs Cafe Revive with CraicNTour
Glens Man & local guide John will meet you for sharp departure at 4pm, a flat level and leisurely walk of Cushendall village.
5:30pm Jonny Joes
Join owners Shelia or Joe in the pub that has remained unchanged for centuries, as a pub and coaching inn, just the horses no longer arrive for a rest. The pub shows off original shelves, counters and welcome! A pub has always stood on this site so no better place to taste local drinks of your choice from Whiskey, Irish Coffee, Gin, Craft Beers or even pull your own pint of Guinness.
6:00pm Upstairs at Joes
Step upstairs and enjoy seasonal local food at its best, dinner hand prepared by Head Chef Simon, hear from him why local food is so important and why it delivers the greatest taste. Enjoy your Toast The Coast celebration plate, sit back and relax before heading back downstairs to the pub for local music and a warm welcome in cosy Jonny Joes (optional).
A chance to Fill You Heart with Ireland on your journey and visit along the Causeway Coastal Route.
Things to do, see & experience during your visit to the area
Cushendall Golf Club
Cushendall Play parks
Layde Church (ruin & cemetery)
Sailing & Fishing Lessons in Cushendall Marina
Glenariff Forest Park
Cushendall & Waterfoot Beach
Ballyeamonn Barn Storyteller in residence (Saturday evenings)
(Sunset Village Photo credit John Healy)