Last Updated: 27th July, 2018
West Cork although nt defined by a border it usually refers to the area west of Cork City right down to Ireland's most southerly point Mizen Head. Taking in the towns of Kinsale, Bandon Clonakilty, Skibbereen, Macroom, Bantry, Sheeps Head Peninsula, and Beara Peninsula, and the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.
West Cork is renowned for it hospitality and has some of the finest hotels in Ireland.
The pubs of West Cork, old style or modern, are welcoming venues where the art of storytelling, traditional music and Irish dancing offer the opportunity of new experiences. The exquisite restaurants offer menus that no palate can resist and their delightful locations set the scene for a memorable night of delectable food and good company.
Lough Hyne, is situated 7km from Skibbereen, it is a unique salt water lake, which is a marine reserve boasting a multiplicity of unusual underwater creatures. It is popular for water sports, such as swimming, scuba diving and canoeing - shooting the rapids which link into the sea. Lough Hyne is surrounded by wooded hillsides, well worth climbing for spectacular views of the lake, coast and islands.
The appetite of golf enthusiasts will be more than satisfied when they feast their eyes upon our lavish golf courses in West Cork. Other local activities like fishing, sailing, island trips, and garden walks all make up the infinite variety that West Cork has to offer.