Located just off the Ring of Kerry, along the Wild Atlantic Way is our quaint and quirky Boathouse. With ambitious dreams and determination, we hope to showcase the best of what Cromane has to offer, both for visiting tourists and our fellow community. 

Our Boathouse is currently undergoing renovation to accommodate comfortable seating, panoramic views and a Maritime craft shop for all to enjoy. In a meantime our coastal cafe trailer is open and at your service.  With socially distanced outdoor seating available and a beach to explore, there's plenty to enjoy. Our team are always looking for new and exciting ways of engaging our customers which is why we have collaborated with local businesses to bring you unique and memorable experiences. From Guided Walks to Oyster Tours, Seafood Dining and Workshops, Cromane has plenty to offer. 


About the Boathouse 

Welcome to the Boathouse. It's so much more than a building or a business. It's where people come together to make memories with their loved ones and appreciate the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Ocean.

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Our Story...

The Walsh Family
The Walsh Family

The Boathouse Cromane

The Boathouse Cromane
The Boathouse Cromane

The Boathouse Cromane
The Boathouse Cromane

Toni Walsh

The Walsh Family
The Walsh Family

The Boathouse Cromane


Toni and her husband Fionán are the founders of the Boathouse. After they met in Singapore whilst working on Superyachts, they soon retired to Fionán's home in Cromane where they settled into "land life" and now have a son Noah. Whilst Fionan works as a Chief Marine Engineer, Toni opened the Boathouse an amazing team of women and so the journey began.

This year we are truly excited to share loads of new improvements and additions. I am driven to build a business that is always working to improve the customer experience. Coming from a background of 7* hospitality, I understand that quality is key. My husband and I care deeply about the Marine environment. Our professions and hobbies revolved around the sea. I am a certified PADI Scuba Instructor, Seafarer and Marine Photographer and my husband a Marine Engineer, Seafarer  and avid fisherman and surfer. With this is mind, we take sustainable eco-tourism very seriously.


Toni - Owner

Howzit ! I'm Toni and i'm stoked to be working alongside these amazing women. We like to think that we are innovative, professional, attentive and total foodies. Rest assured the coffee and ice cream is well tested. 

We want everybody to feel welcome and well fed at the Boathouse. It's a homage of my love for the community and marine environment

Watch this space because after a Caramel Iced Latte we are pretty unstoppable x

Viktoria - Manager

Hey, i'm Viki. I originally come from Hungary and I have lived in Cromane for the past three years. I love working for the community with our amazing Boathouse Babes. I enjoy running along the beach and passing my lovely workplace every time. I look forward to seeing you all at the Boathouse and you can be sure I will welcome you with a big smile and amazing treats.

Patrice -Barista

Hello my name is Patrice. I've been living in Cromane my whole life and am absolutely delighted to be working at the Boathouse Cafe. It's amazing to be working so closely with the community and sharing all of the exciting things that both the Boathouse and Cromane have to offer both locals and tourists. I can't wait to meet everyone for some tasty treats, coffee and some chat ! 

The Boathouse Babes

The Boathouse was built in 1866 as a Coastguard Boathouse. Legend tells us of a group of locals who snuck into the Boathouse and sunk the boat TWICE ... and it was then used as a boat shed ... until now !

Hire the venue

The Boathouse is currently being renovated and designed to accommodate a variety of occasions.

With bright and modern coastal styling, the space will be beautifully flexible with reference to the ocean on it's doorstep.

For those wanting to enquire about birthday parties, intimate wedding ceremonies, workshops and so much more. Please feel free to contact Toni.