Ladies View |Café
Our café has the advantage of seating for all weather experiences. Downstairs our seating area has beautiful views of the surrounding area while upstairs our open roof terrace “Altitude” will provide you with jaw dropping panoramas of Ladies View, the National Park and Killarney Valley. Our menu offers something for everyone from beautiful homemade soups, smoked salmon, fish cakes, quiche and beef and Guinness stew to gourmet sandwiches and delicious home baked pastries. All our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced while in our kitchen we are always busy making up our own pesto, relishes and dressings.
A few words about
Mortimer O’Shea was running a tweed manufacturing and electricity generating mill in Kenmare in the 1930s. He recognised an opportunity in a growing tourist market to sell his tweed and so in 1936 purchased a site at Ladies View. In 1937 he opened a small Gift Shop and named it Ladies View Industries. In the early 1950s, Mortimer’s son Ray started working in the business. Ray and his wife Maureen continued the business and developed it further. In 1997, Ray and Maureen’s son Raymond together with his wife Carol joined the business and continue to run the business today.