Crookhaven is a picturesque village on the most southwesterly tip of Ireland. With it's harbour as ruggedly beautiful now as it was an effective port long ago for boats in need of shelter, one cannot help but be blown away by the allure of this place. Think of Crookhaven and you think of O'Sullivans. O'Sullivans Bar has been the centre of Crookhaven village for far longer than living memory will elude.
Originally a bar run by the Burns family, it became O'Sullivans early in the 20th Century when Sonny O'Sullivan returned from America to take it over. From there it was taken over by Sonny's son Billy, who ran it with his wife Angela for many years, along with Nottages Bar. It is now a 3rd generation family run bar, as Billy's son Dermot O'Sullivan is now the proprietor.
Today the bar maintains the original exterior, along with an endearing traditional interior. O'Sullivan's is an annual recipient of various awards for its food and drink, not to mention its atmosphere. A rumor of the finest crab sandwich in Ireland has brought people flocking for many years, and has not disappointed.
Whether its good food or the craic at night in O'Sullivans Bar, quality food in Nottages Restaurant or the flow of drink and conversation in Nottages Bar next door, a visit to Crookhaven and O'Sullivans Bar continues to deliver, time and time again.