Things To Do

West Cork is jam packed with activities for all types of visitor. Here is a small selection of what you can do:

  • Sea Kayaking offering a unique opportunity to explore wild and wonderful coastline including deserted islands sea caves and hidden coves in addition to abundant marine life, all in a nature friendly way.
  • Quad Biking An all weather activity for all the family!
  • Whale Watching West Corks coastline plays host to a variety of some of the largest mammals on earth including humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales and sharks.
  • The Lissard Experience. Discovering Lissard is like discovering a diamond in the rough, the gardens have a strong presence that demand full attention.Visiting the sky garden is a must!
  • Skibbereen Heritage Centre. A chance to step back in history.
  • Skibbereen Walking Trail. Take full advantage of the wonderful self-guided walks.
  • West Cork Arts Centre. Regular exhibitions all year.
  • Family Cycles. Signposted routes winding there way through the countryside to suit all ages and abilities.
  • Breakfast at dawn on the beach!
  • Lough Hyne. A marine nature reserve, a fantastic spot everyone who visits Skibbereen must take a look.
  • Cape Clear Island. Irelands southernmost inhabited Island, a birdwatchers paradise, ferry all year from Schull.
  • Sherkin Island. Ferry from Baltimore all year. Take a picnic or visit the pub on the island!
  • Schull Planetarium. The only one in Ireland, be an astronomer and visit the night sky.
  • Mizen Head. The most southwesterly point in Ireland and Europe. Stunning.
  • Drombeg Stone circle. The most visited megalithic site in Ireland. Near Glandore, An amazing site especially at winter solstice(21/12) as the sun sets between the stones.
  • Ceim Hill Museum. A hidden gem, an amazing collection of, simply put, everything!