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Restaurant Review - Sea Church

Restaurant Review - Sea Church

Wednesday 25 January 2023

The East Cork fishing port of Ballycotton is one of the most beautiful villages in the country. In summertime, as you sip a glass of wine on the terrace of the clifftop Bayview Hotel while gazing out over azure waters to Ballycotton’s famous eponymous lighthouse, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in Sorrento.

In winter, however, when the dramatic swirling waters are manically menacing, it’s clear how the legendary lifeboat, Mary Stanford, having saved 122 lives on 41 rescues between 1930 to 1959, earned her position of honour — and is now set on a plinth overlooking Ballycotton Bay.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent