This is a unique opportunity to discover some of the stunning sights of the Cork section of the Wild Atlantic Way where you will be spellbound by the breathtaking coastal beauty of Ireland’s south coast.
Enroute we will bring you to some of the many highlights of the region that will leave you wanting to come back for more. Leaving Cork City early by coach we head towards our first stop in Timoleague and the famous 13th century Franciscan Abbey now sitting forlornly on the sea shore.
Following a beautiful scenic drive we arrive in Skibbereen, a colourful and friendly town, this is the perfect stop for a tea/coffee break with some freshly baked goods.
Following a short break it’s on to pretty Ballydehob and its multi-arched bridge and a popular photo stop. It is also home to the famous Danno O Mahony former World Wrestling Champion and the reputed strongest man in the world in his day.
Next we stop at Ireland’s most southerly point – breathtaking Mizen Head. The Mizen head visitor experience is actually on a separate island linked by bridge to the mainland and offers a fascinating insight in to the lives of the lighthouse men and shipwrecks along the coast. We will stop at Mizen Head to take in the beautiful scenery, explore the visitor experience and leave enough time to have lunch in the Mizen Head Café if desired.
After leaving Mizen Head, we head inland to the stunningly serene Gougane Barra. This is the source of the River Lee which flows through Cork City and is also the home of Saint Finbarr – Cork’s Patron Saint.
- Franciscan Abbey in Timoleague
- Ballydehob multi-arched bridge
- Mizen Head Visitor Experience
- Gougane Barra
Suggested Tour Itinerary:
08:30 – Depart St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork
09:30 – Arrive Timoleague
10:30 – Skibbereen Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 – Depart Skibbereen
11:30 – Arrive Ballydehob
12:30 – Arrive Mizen Head
15:00 – Depart Mizen Head
16:30 – Gougane Barra
18:30 – Arrive St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork
Schedule is for guide purposes only.