Baltimore (Dún na Séad) is an historic maritime village, which is renowned for its restaurants, harbour and water-based activities. It is the gateway to the islands of Roaringwater Bay (Sherkin, Cape Clear & Heir Island to name but three of Carbery’s 100 Isles).
Baltimore boasts many festivals, running from April to October and covering heritage, traditional music, seafood, historic sailing boats, regattas, angling, arts, storytelling and walking.
Dún na Séad – sacked in 1631 by Algerian pirates (most of the locals were killed and 200 were shipped off for a life of slavery. This was the largest single raid by Barbary Pirates anywhere in Europe). Fought over by the O’Driscolls over 800 years, one of their castles is now lovingly restored and open to visitors. Concerts and drama performances on certain days further make Baltimore an even more interesting place for all families to enjoy.
For watersports enthusiasts there is sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, diving, power-boating, angling and ferries to the Islands. The seas off Baltimore are one of the best places for whale watching in Europe, providing a feeding ground for a number of whale species for approximately 7 months of the year and a year-round population of dolphins & seals.
Baltimore offers a full range of accommodation – hotel, self-catering, B&B, guesthouse and hostel.
“Green Fingers” are not overlooked with 3 gardens to visit and plenty opportunities both on the mainland and the Islands.
Baltimore provides a brilliant and unique setting for family trips, activity weekends, midweek get-aways, weddings and parties. Fun galore, on or offshore, in friendly Baltimore!