County Cork, Ireland
Self Catering Cork
Explore County Cork on a self catering holiday. Stay in one of our lovely cottages in Cork: Celtic Cottage in Rosscarbery, West Cork
Cork is a county full of colour and contrasts, which includes some of Ireland's most attractive and colourful landscapes. From the bustling friendly streets of Cork City, to the rugged beauty of West Cork, the tranquillity and enchantment of North Cork and the holiday atmosphere of East Cork, Cork is a land of diversity waiting to be discovered and enjoyed. Visit this varied County and stay in one of our self catering holiday cottages.
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Activities, County Cork, Ireland
Self Catering Cork
Water Sports Cycling Riding Angling Golf Leisure Centres Miscellaneous Cork Transport Information
Atlantic Sea Kayaking
Address: The Abbey, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)28 21058
Warmed by the Gulf Stream, West Cork’s coastline is dotted with deserted islands, ancient castles, sea caves, hidden coves and an abundance of marine life. Atlantic Sea Kayaking offers the visitor the opportunity to explore this wild and colourful landscape in a nature friendly way. Kayaking trips are available every day for people of all abilities.
West Cork Surfing
Address: Inchydoney, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)86 8695396
Since May 2000 surfing coach, Colum McAuley (Big Red) has been successfully running his surfing school on the beautiful West Cork beach of Inchydoney Beach, just 2 miles from Clonakilty. Lessons prices includes surfboards and wetsuits - Fully supervised tuition - Fully insured - I.S.A. qualified instructor.
Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre
Address: St. John's Hill, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4772896
Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre specialise in water activities, including sailing, powerboating, kayaking, canoeing and body boarding. ISA recognised courses or fun activity weeks and weekends. Sea kayaking trips, sailing courses, powerboat training. Progress from beginner to yachtmaster or instructor.
Nigel's Bicycle Shop
Address: Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)27 52657
Nigel’s Bicycle Shop is situated on the North East end of the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, in the town of Bantry. The Sheep’s Head is ideal for cycling – the north side is quiet and sparsely inhabited with little traffic and views of Bantry Bay. The south side has three villages, Durrus, Ahakista and Kilcrohane, for those not wanting to be too far from food and drink. The road closely follows the coastline. Cyclists may take all day and go all the way around or take in Durrus village or just beyond for a more leisurely trip for example. Read more about Nigel's Bicycle Shop Read less about Nigel's Bicycle Shop
Bicycle Hire Cycle Scene
Address: 396 Blarney Street, Cork City, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4301183
Rental bike types range from 18 speed mountain bikes with front suspension to 21 speed aluminium frame touring style with a gel saddle. The bikes come complete with rapid fire gears, rear rack and full length mudguards. They also come with a lock, toolkit and a spare tube.
Clonakilty Equestrian Centre
Address: The Retreat, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)23 33533
Clonakilty Equestrian Centre in West Cork offers scenic road and beach treks. Intensive jumping courses are available. Disabled riders are welcome.
Valley View Equestrian Centre
Address: Gooseberry Hill, Newmarket, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)29 68185
Friendly family run equestrian centre, set overlooking a beautiful valley. Miles of trekking along quiet country roads, farm roadways, open fields and wooded areas. Lessons are given in a large enclosed sand arena overlooking the valley. Ponies and horses available for hire for pony club/riding club/run rides etc. Ponies broken and schooled.
Castlewhite Riding Centre
Address: The Viaduct, Waterfall, Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4870684
Located south-west of Cork city, the Castlewhite Riding Centre offers 1 hour treks in quiet, scenic surroundings. Special features include loose schooling, confined shows, gymkhanas and dressage competitions. Disabled riders are welcome.
Angling Bandon River
Address: Bandon, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)23 41674
Fishing is prohibited on a 100 yard section immediately downstream of the weir in Bandon. The Bandon offers a great variety of game fishing. It gets a good run of salmon, including both spring fish and grilse, and has an excellent run of sea trout, and the brown trout fishing is regarded as being quite good.
Douglas Golf Club
Address: Maryborough, Douglas, Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4895297
Douglas Golf Club is a very flat, parkland course. The views from the clubhouse are some of the most panoramic in the country.The course was redesigned in 1997 by Mr Peter McEvoy with the intention of utilising land and of making the course more challenging for all and to allow it to be set up to seriously challenge top players at all times. Consideration was also given to testing all handicap ranges and these objectives have been well and truly achieved.
Berehaven Golf & Amenity Park
Address: Filane, Castletownbere, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)27 70700
The course is located in one of the most scenic areas in West Cork, on the shores of Bantry Bay with the Caha mountains in the background. It is a very testing 9 hole course with different tee positions for the back 9. Water is a dominant feature and comes into play at every hole. The 7th, 8th and 9th holes are all over inlets of water. Food is served all day in the beautifully located bar and restaurant, which is family run.
Address: Knockfree Avenue, Churchfield, Cork City, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4397868
Swimming pool, kids fun pool & fun slide. Gymnasium, aerobic classes, all weather pitches, café. The premises also hosts kids parties & camps. Adult & child swimming lessons.
Aura Cobh Leisure Centre
Address: Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4201696
Aura offers everybody, no matter your age or fitness level, the opportunity to improve your health and fitness as well as have fun. The unique aspect to Aura is that you don’t have to be a member to avail of the facilities and services; you can simply “pay as you go”. Facilities include a 25m pool, learner pool, gym, sauna and steam room, fitness classes, swimming lessons, summer activities, kids activities.
Address: Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)23 8843998
Mobile: +353 (0)87 1233117
Rebel Adventures is a multi activity company for children and adults alike. Choose now from one of the activities below or a combination of events. War Games, Laser Clay Shooting, Archery, Water Sports and Deep Sea Fishing.
Whale Watch West Cork
Address: Carrigillihy, Union Hall, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)28 33357
Telephone: +353 (0)86 1200027
Whale Watch West Cork seeks to offer the best whale and dolphin watching in Ireland. From common dolphins, seals and basking sharks to minke whales and the great fin whales - the second largest mammal to live on earth. All facilities and safety equipment supplied on board.
Fota Island Resort
Address: Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21 4883700
Fota Island Resort is nestled at the heart of a peaceful island and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Avenues lined with magnificent oaks and sycamores meet the visitor at the gates and lead them through this magnificent retreat complete with the 5* Sheraton Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota Island Golf Club & Golf Academy plus the Fota Island Lodges.
Gougane Barra Forest Park
Address: Gougane Barra, Co. Cork, Republic Of Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)26 20277 Coillte Teoranta
Gougane Barra Forest Park is located in the Shehy mountains and extends from the sheer slopes of Cuain Rua through Green Valley Desmond to the shores of Gougane Barra lake. It is 138ha in area. Wildlife is abundant in the park. The river Lee flows from its source within the park to Gougane Lake. Facilities provided include 5km of motor trail, 10km of hill walks, vista points and a nature trail. There is parking, picnic areas, guided tours by arrangement. Orienteering and special events by permit.
Bus to/from Cork
Bus Éireann provide services to County Cork from Dublin, Waterford, Limerick and other counties. In addition, the Cork City services are operated by Bus Éireann. The bus station is located a short walk from the city centre, on Parnell Place. For further information on bus services telephone: +353 (0)1 836-6111, or visit www.buseireann.ie
Rail to/from Cork
The Dublin / Cork line serves Co. Cork with stations at Charleville, Mallow, Cork, Fota and Cobh. The Dublin / Tralee line serves Charleville, Mallow, Banteer, Millstreet and Rathmore. Services operate to most of the country from Cork-Kent Station, including to Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, and Wexford. For further information on rail services, telephone: +353 (0)1 836-6222, or visit www.irishrail.ie
Getting to Cork by Sea
The Port of Cork operates seasonal Ferry services to Roscoff. Ferries from Britain (Fishguard and Pembroke) and France (Le Havre and Cherbourg) serve Rosslare all year. All year ferries also serve Dublin Port and Dún Laoghaire from Holyhead. The driving time from Rosslare to Cork City is approximately 3 hours; Dublin is approximately 4 hours from Cork City.
Flying to Cork
Cork Airport is located just outside the city, and operates daily flights to and from Britain and some major European cities. For more Information visit Cork International Airport.
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