Local Activities

Golf: The beautiful new parkland course at Farrangalway is just a 5 minute drive, while within a 30 minute drive you have some of Ireland's best courses such as: The Old Head, Cork Golf Club; Harbour Point; Lee Valley, Muskerry Golf Club, Bandon Golf club and Fota Island Golf Club.

Beach: The Dock is a small safe beach just outside Kinsale. Garretstown is a 25 minute drive, and beaches in West Cork, i.e. Inchadoney and Owenahincha are well worth a visit.

Water Sports: The Oysterhaven centre, 10 miles, caters for every level and age group with a variety of water sports including kayaking, wind-surfing and sailing; while the Outdoor Education Centre in Kinsale caters for adventure sports like canoeing, archery, absailing and rock-climbing.

Pony Trekking: Follyfoot Riding Farm is just 1 mile away and a qualified instructor is available for lessons. Quadbike and Paintball games are available locally 5 miles.

Fishing: Deep sea fishing can be arranged from Kinsale, boat hire is also available.

Places to Visit

Kinsale: This ancient sea faring town is just 6 miles away, with its narrow winding streets and colourful shopfronts. Now known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland, it boasts some of the finest restaurants in the country with menus and prices to suit all tastes and pockets. Its pubs are also well known, many having music throughout the year. Charles Fort, Desmond Castle and St. Multose church are historic buildings in the town and there are guided tours in the summer season, scenic harbour cruises are available daily on a luxury vessel "Spirit of Kinsale".

Cork City: with its fine shopping streets and its many tourist attractions. Cork City Gaol, Shandon, Butter Exchange Market, Heritage Park and The English Market.

Blarney: 25 minutes to Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills.
Fota Wildlife Park: 25 minutes.
Cobh: 30 minutes to Cathedral, Famine Trail, Queenstown Story.
Midleton: 35 minutes to Jameson Heritage Centre.
Clonakilty: 40 minutes to Model Train Village.
Killarney: 75 minutes to the Lakes, Muckross, Gap of Dunloe.