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East Cork Outdoor Adventure Centre

East Cork Outdoor Adventure Centre

East Cork Outdoor Adventure Centre offers a wide range of both land and water activities, including kayaking, water trampolining, climbing and orienteering. Catering for people of all ages and experience, with beginners and advanced people enjoying the great outdoors all the same. Explore East Cork’s coastline as you paddle at your leisure, enjoying great scenery and company. You can truly […]


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Leahys Open Farm

Leahy’s Open Farm

Leahy’s Open Farm caters for the perfect family day out regardless of  the weather. Facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, a quad and barrel train, real JCB mini diggers, crazy golf, a large climbing frame, adventure trail and a big ‘drop’ slide. Children will have fun running through the large maze, pedalling indoor and outdoor go-karts and interacting with a […]


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Paintball Cork

Paintball Cork

Paintball Cork is a superb centre in Cork Marina for paintballing enthusiasts and novices alike. With exceptional facilities in what is a truly special location, Paintball Cork is a great venue to either harness your shooting skills or try the sport for the first time. Paintball Cork is located in the old Ford motor factory in Cork Marina, which has been […]


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East Cork Adventure Centre

East Cork Adventure Centre

East Cork Adventure Centre is an all-encompassing outdoor adventure centre that offers all of the very best activities. Boasting the best selection of great outdoor activities in East Cork, combined with a first rate outdoor arena in stunning natural surrounds, East Cork Adventure Centre is a joy to behold for all adrenaline junkies and lovers of the great outdoors. Located […]


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Beaches

Go to the Beach; Being a coastal region, Cork offers many water based activities. On a sunny day, there is nothing better than just hitting the beach. Listed below are some of our favourite ‘Blue Flag’ alterntives and of course to help you we have given you details of the nearest town aswell. Beach                          Nearest Main Town/Village Claycastle                    Youghal, […]


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Ballyhoura Trailriders

Ballyhoura Trailriders

Based at the trailhead of the stunning 92km Ballyhoura Bike Trail in Ardpatrick, Trailriders bike rental and shop is here to give you the best mountain bike experience of your life. Established in 2007  Trailriders provides a number of services. Mountain bike rental and sales , Fully stocked shop with spare parts and clothing, bike servicing / repairs and friendly staff […]


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Whale watching in Ireland

Whale Watch West Cork

Did you know that Cork is one of the TOP places in Europe for whale watching? Whale Watch West Cork who operate from Baltimore Harbour, is one of the best in the business and is West Cork’s only dedicated responsible whale watching operator. Tours operate daily from 7am – 9pm from March to December and each four-hour tour is fully […]


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Kinsale Historic Walks

Kinsale is a kaleidoscope of  Irish history. Everyone of note (a bit like the tourists of today) ultimately end up visiting Kinsale. Celts & Vikings, Normans & English, wine merchants &  traders, pirates & sailors. All have left an indelible mark on this remarkably pretty town. In fact at one stage Kinsale was a more important port than Cork itself as […]


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Water Slide at West Cork Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Cork is full of great secret locations that only the locals know about, but now the secret is out about West Cork Secret, the excellent activity and garden centre in the west of Cork. This burgeoning new outdoor arena is a great place to spend a day with all the family, or for a fun work retreat. West Cork Secret […]


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Garinish Island

Garinish Island is a horticulturalists haven; Officially known as Ilnacullen, the island is one of the most spectacular gardens in Ireland. Protected from the harsh climate and warmed by the Gulf Stream, a world of discovery awaits visitors. Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay and only a short drive from Bantry Town , in Southwest Ireland, Garinish is […]


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Cork Beaches

Redbarn Strand

One of our favourite Sunday afternoon activities is a long walk along Redbarn Strand (near Youghal in East Cork), followed by lunch or dinner in one of the towns seafood restaurants. Redbarn is a breath-taking wide open strand with miles of blue flag beach. At any time of the year, to walk along its length is a wonderful thing to do, […]


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Funky Town wakeboarding

Funky Town Adventure Centre

Are you looking for an exhilarating heart thumping day on the water? Then look no further. The team at Funky Town is located on Fountainstown beach just a 10 minute drive from Ireland’s sailing capital – Crosshaven and just 35 minutes from Cork City Centre. Its time to blow off the cobwebs with a great choice of adrenaline pumping activities. Have […]


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Zipit Cork

Zipit Forest Adventures

Climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, surf with a difference or try cycling over a treetop bridge before zipping down one of our many ziplines.  With 5 circuits ranging from 1 – 20 metres high, zipit offers up to 4 hours of fun, for everyone age 7 to adult.  From beginners to adrenaline junkies, we cater for […]


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Oysterhaven Activity Centre sail training

Oysterhaven Activity Centre

Oysterhaven Activity Centre – Prepare to have fun. Described as “arguably Ireland’s premier watersports and activity centre”, the centre is nestled in the delightful bay of Oysterhaven, surrounded by rolling pasture and woodland. Located just 8 Km’s from Kinsale and approx 35 minutes from Cork City, Oysterhaven is a water-sport’s haven. What started out 30 years ago as a wind-surfing base […]


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The Farm Grenagh

The Farm Grenagh

Experience a different kind of day out with the whole family at The Farm Grenagh. Teach the kids all about life in rural Ireland on the farm, and get a real experience of this very different way of life. The Farm is a very authentic experience, with chicks and ducks to be fed, cows to be milked and a collection of tractors […]


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Sheeps Head Pony Trekking

Sheeps Head Pony Trekking

There are few places as beautiful as Bantry West Cork for pony trekking and horse riding. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way on horse back and escape the beaten track with a pony and trap. Horse riding experiences are suitable for beginners to experienced riders looking to improve their skills or just have some fun in the beautiful countryside. Sheeps Head […]


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Sherkin Island

Sherkin Island lies southwest of County Cork, just a short ferry ride from the pretty village of Baltimore alongside the other islands of Roaringwater Bay. The island measures just 5 km by 3 km and is blessed with stunning scenery and magnificent unspoiled beaches. The island with an average population of just 100 people, has a primary school, two pubs […]


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Running

Cork city & county is a haven for great road races, park & trail runs. If you are planning a visit and fancy getting out to test yourself against the locals then check out http://corkrunning.blogspot.com/ for local races in the region. We will also be posting details of major events in our events section during the course of the year. . Happy […]


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Outdoor Adventure Centres

Our adventure centres are amongst the best in the country. See if there is something to suit you. Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre Sailing, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing from beginners to instructors everyone is catered for here. So while the family are out having fun parents (if they dont want to get wet) can go for a pleasnt lunch instead nearby. www.kinsaleoutdoors.com […]


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Sheeps Head Way

Walking holidays in Ireland

Cork county is spoiled with some of the best walking routes in the country allowing for some of the best walking holidays in Ireland. There are 40 designated waymark trails alone, not to mention countless unofficial walks dotted amongst the mountains and along the Wild Atlantic Way. In fact there are more than 1,200 KM’s of coastline much of which can be […]


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