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Nearby Lisselan Estate offers a lovely 9 hole 18 tees course five minutes’ drive away. Classed as one of the best by Professional Golfers. Dunmore at Inchydoney is a course on the water near Clonakilty. World Championship Old Head of Kinsale at Kinsale ~ right on the cliff top. Kinsale Golf Course. Fota Island – First Class Course in Cork Harbour . Bandon Golf Club – Good course.
Skibbereen Golf Course. Schull – 9 holes overlooking the water.FISHINGThere are several good salmon rivers locally - The Argideen and Lisselan Estate (5 minutes drive) has Salmon Fishing.The
Bandon (15 minutes drive)and the Blackwater (90 minutes drive). There is sea fishing from Courtmacsherry (15 minutes’ drive).
HORSE-RIDINGCourtmacsherry Hotel Riding Stables in nearby Courtmacsherry have horses suitable for all grades of riders. They hack out onto several beaches and farms in the area.
GARDENS & HOUSESA complete guide to Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland is available.
Nearby ones include: The West Cork Garden Trail has gardens open in June and July that are not open all the year round. Lisselan Gardens ~ on the way into Clonakilty. Castle Gardens ~ Timoleague.
Fota Island Wildlife Park , House and Garden ~ Cork Harbour . Glebe House Garden and Café ~ Baltimore . Bantry House and Garden, and Armada Museum ~ Bantry. Garinish Island ~ wonderful garden in Bantry
Bay . Bamboo Park ~ tropical plants in Glengariff. Muckross Park House and Gardens ~ Killarney.
BEACHES & COVESWithin a short drive of here are many sandy beaches and coves, running from Kinsale to Castlefreke.
Inchydoney is a good safe beach, Ownahincha, Red Strand, Coolmain Bay and many others.They are all tidal sandy beaches.
Further west towards the Mizzen is Barley Cove Beach.
WALKING TOURS & CYCLING TRIPSInformation is available about recommended routes to use.
5 STAR INCHYDONEY LODGE & SPA HOTEL
The Lodge and Spar at Inchydoney Beach is some fifteen minutes drive from here. Inchydoney Beach is actually two glorious sandy beaches divided by the 5 Star Hotel. The hotel has an excellent restaurant,
a bar with good bar food, and a Residents Lounge which is a perfect place for a quiet lunch, or a hot chocolate with marshmallows after a walk on the beach. The Spa offers a range of Thalassotherapy, Massage
and Beauty Treatments. Anyone booking a treatment may use the swimming pool which has various areas including swimming areas, several Jacuzzis, neck massage areas, and a waterfall.
THE NATURAL HEALING ROOMSLocated in Clonakilty, they offer a range of beauty treatments, massage, Acupuncture, TCM, Homeopathy, Osteopathy and Cranial Osteopathy
LIVE MUSIC VENUES
De Barras Bar & Folk Club - Clonakilty. The home of traditional music in West Cork, with live music and entertainment 7 days a week May-Sept, and 6 days a week the rest of the year.
Shanley's - Clonakilty.Small, warm and welcoming, Shanley's regularly hosts live music sessions with a host of excellent local musicians.Scannell's - Clonakilty.Scannells offers
and excellent lunch menu, but it really comes into it's own at night when the bar and beer garden are buzzing with conversation and laughter.An Teach Beag - Clonakilty.A cozy bar with traditional
music, story telling and set dancing.The Spaniard - Kinsale. Good food and traditional music every Wednesday and music nightly from July to mid-September.
GREAT PUBSThe Henry Ford Tavern - Ballinascarthy. Our local, just 2km away!
The Lifeboat, - Courtmacsherry.A great Pub with superb 'Grub' and views over the harbour.
Kinsale Brewing Co. - Kinsale. Kinsale Brewery is situated on the site of the original Landers Brewery which dates back to 1703. The building has been restored and now contains a full working brewery and a busy bar.
Bulman Bar & Restaurant - Kinsale. Enjoy locally brewed Kinsale beers in the award winning bar. Great seafood menu and live music.
Johnny's Return - Crosshaven. Friendly atmosphere & live music every night in summer.
Fastnet Pub - Goleen. The last stop before Mizzen Lighthouse.
PLACES TO EATRichy's Bar & Bistro - Clonakilty. Fun and funky atmosphere and excellent food. Richy's Mauritian Curry is highly recommended!
An Sugan - Clonakilty. An award winning seafood bar & restaurant.Mountain House - Ardfield.Delicious Steak & Seafood in a traditional Irish pub setting.Dunmore House Hotel - Dunmore.Award-winning
food in the hotel restaurant and great casual dining in the bar, with stunning sea views.Monks Lane - Timoleague.Fresh, local, artisan produce, craft beers, gourmet coffees/teas and fantastic old
world wines, in a warm and welcoming setting.Fishy Fishy - Kinsale Excellent and very popular seafood restaurant.
The Pink Elephant - Kilbrittain Specializing in seafood, steaks and vegetarian cuisine - the views out to sea on a sunny evening can't be bettered!