Our family have been running Ahernes since 1923. Originally set up as a traditional pub and shop selling everything from a pint of Guinness to a pound of Butter run by our grandparents Madge & Jimmy Aherne. The second-generation, their daughter Betty Aherne married a dashing army officer named Gerry Fitzgibbon and together they started Ahernes Seafood Restaurant specialising in the freshest of locally caught seafood from the bountiful fishing grounds off our coastline.
Their sons John & David Fitzgibbon built on the bedrooms in 1992. David is the Head Chef and ensures that the high food standards, started by his parents continue today. John & David run Ahernes with their wives Katie & Gaye who are always on hand to give personal advice to the weary traveller and ensure you recieve a warm Irish welcome.
Find us in Irelands Blue book, Karen Brown Guides, Fodors, Best Loved Hotels and other Leading guides.
2011 Seafood Restaurant of the Year – Georgina Campbell
2007 Seafood Bar of the Year – Georgina Campbell
2002/03 RAC Fine Dining Award 2 ribbons
2002 AA Fine Food Award
2001 AA Top Award for Quality
1999 2 AA Rosette Awards
1998 RAC Rosette Award for High Standard of Food
1998 AA Premier Selected QQQQ for Excellence
1995/96/97 RAC Restaurant Award
1995 AA Selected QQQQ Award
1994 Egon Ronay’s Jameson Guide – “Seafood Dish of the Year”
1989 Ballygowan & Bord Fáilte Award for Excellence
1987 Ballygowan & Bord Fáilte Award for Excellence
1985 National Bar Catering Competition – Regional Award Winners
1984/85/86/87 RAC Rosette Award for High Standard of Cuisine
1981/82 Bord Fáilte Certificate of Distinction towards becoming the best place to eat in Ireland
Listed in the Sunday Times 50 Best Places to Eat Seafood in Ireland