Go Wild! - Located at the edge of Europe, Driftwood sits nestled in a wild Glen surrounded by the ocean and mountains.
Surf the wild Atlantic waves, walk, cycle, dive and stargaze or simply marvel at the ancient sites the Bay is home to. St Finian’s Bay is a hidden gem and one to be explored no matter what way you choose to explore it…
Taste the best of Ireland - Experience the seasons at Driftwood and taste the best of Irish hospitality.
Driftwood aims to celebrate the seasons and serve local, sustainable and delicious food inspired straight from the ocean and farmlands on its doorstep. Working together with local suppliers to bring you the freshest of ingredients cooked simply and always focussed on quality.
Escape to an enchanted world - Relax and unwind in one of the wildest locations in Europe.
Whether it’s staying cosy in our Danish inspired snug, filling up in our bustling restaurant or taking in the panoramic views from our terrace – come and explore what St Finian’s Bay has to offer you.
Driftwood is located in a truly stunning location on the Iveragh peninsula, which also forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way and Skellig Ring routes. Every bend and corner offers a different vista with a remarkable history which goes back thousands of years.
Driftwood has been designed with sensitive consideration for its geographical context and natural surroundings. In time, the structure will become a part of the local landscape, the local stone will weather through the seasons and will outlast us all at Driftwood. Our building has been designed and built to offer spectacular views of the bay all while withstanding the battering that the Wild Atlantic brings with stunning force.
Like a lookout tower of yesteryear, the restaurant’s Southerly aspect combined with full length windows offer a view of the Atlantic as it changes throughout the seasons and varying weather conditions, offering you a place to shelter from the storm every time.
Driftwood was founded by Carl and Jenny O’Connell. Carl grew up in the Glen and the O’Connell family have owned the farm surrounding St Finian’s Bay for several generations.
While living in Scotland, Carl met a beautiful Scottish lass called Jenny and together through their love of food and travel they created Driftwood! Both Carl and Jenny are incredibly passionate about food and the local community.
Their dream has always been to create a unique experience where locals and tourists can come together to enjoy the best of traditional Irish produce whilst celebrating the wild beauty and history of St Finian’s Bay.