In a picturesque fishing harbour (a half-hour south of the city) which has become synonymous with gourmet eating, Bastion is part of the new wave in this long-established foodie heaven. At first glance, an elegant, relaxed wine-bar-bistro, its adventurous, ever-changing menus have won this innovative restaurant great praise, making it one of just 16 restaurants in Ireland to be awarded Michelin Bib Gourmand status.
When Jeffa Gill began making cheese on her farm in 1979, it was part of her pioneering spirit and drive to provide for her family from her own small-holding in West Cork. Jeffa also wanted to capture something of the goodness of this ancient farming land in her unique, hand-crafted cheeses. Today, almost four decades later, Durrus cheeses are still made by hand, using traditional techniques on their own farm.