Things to Do

  • Join Dorothy for a visit to Macroom Buffalo Farm, meet the buffaloes and taste their award winning 100% buffalo milk cheeses. Group and private tours available. Booking essential. Contact Lee Valley Taste Trails for more. 
  • Learn a new skill, waterskiing at Carrig Waterski and Wakeboard centre. Located in the picturesque Lee Valley, this hidden gem will truly give you an unforgettable experience and whatever level of ability, you are guaranteed a great day out
  • Hire a bike from Cycle West Cork and have it dropped and collected from your accommodation, allowing you to fully enjoy your holiday
  • Fill your picnic basket with fine food like olives, feta cheese, home made bread and sun dried tomatoes and head to Gougane Barra, the source of The Lee, St. Finbarr's Hermitage, fishing, boating walks and much more
  • Take a trip to Sherkin Island by ferry from Baltimore. Easy to explore on foot and home to the safest, sandiest beaches in the area. Sherkin North Shore will provide a great base to explore the island
  • Bring the kids for a day out to Fota Wildlife Park and be greeted by giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys and flamingos... and the occasional grown-up too!
  • Hop on The Cable Car to Dursey Island, connected to the mainland of the Beara Penninsula and hosting some spectacular view
  • Learn the skills of fly angling in the beautiful scenic and peaceful surrounds of the Lee Valley Harbour. The Sullane, Foherish and Lee Rivers provide the perfect fly angling conditions. Get to know all the good spots and best techniques with an Irish Champion at your side, Denis Cronin
  • Take an historic stroll around the Bealick Mill, a 19th century cornmill on the outskirts of Macroom
  • Millstreet & The Green Glens Arena, Located only 12 miles from The Castle Hotel, it is an ideal concert & events venue with acts like Westlife and Disney on Ice held there on a regular basis
  • Step back in History and visit Beal na mBlath – site of Michael Collins shooting in 1922
  • The other Castle – explore Macroom Castle, a 13th century stronghold of the O'Flynns, Lords of Muskery
  • Visit the famous Blarney Castle. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to "... Kiss the Blarney Stone ..." ; in so doing people hope to gain the elusive gift of eloquence
  • Spend a day in nearby Kinsale, harbour town home to many great shops, restaurants and bars
  • Pets from fur to feather, indoors and outdoors, ready to be cuddled, fed and admired at Kennedy's Pet Farm, outside Killarney
  • A statutory Nature Reserve, The Gearagh, represents the remains of the last Post-Glacial Alluvial Rain Forest found in Western Europe, which was formed at the end of the Ice Age. Over one hundred species of flowers, plants and ferns to be found here
  • Visit Ireland's craziest Adventure Land, Funmanway, located here in the heart of West Cork just outside Dunmanway Townand also home of Europe's only cornered zorb riding track

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