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local activities for adventurers

Blarney Castle & The Blarney Stone

The world-renowned Blarney Castle, and the legendary Blarney Stone can be found in the charming village of Blarney. Built nearly 1000 years ago for the McCarthy Clan, Blarney Castle remains one of Ireland’s oldest castles. Visitors to the area can kiss the famous Blarney Stone - fabled to give the gift of the gab - as well as the beautiful gardens and rock close within the castle walls. Steeped in history and mysticism, it is an attraction not to be missed by anyone visiting the South West of Ireland.

escapade cobh

Escapade Cobh offers the chance to pit your wits against a series of challenges designed to encourage teamwork and outside-the-box thinking. The fun new attraction to Cobh showcases a variety of unique experiences, such as escape from Spike Island Prison, robbing a bank, and assisting Sherlock Holmes solve dastardly crimes. An ideal day out for all the family.

Charles Fort - Kinsale

As one of the largest military forts in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most significant events in Irish history, the most momentous of which include the Williamite War (1689-1691) and the Irish Civil War (1922-1923). Within its walls were all the accommodation requirements for the garrison of the fort and their families. To see how they lived really is a worthwhile experience.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland’s top ten visitor attractions, a perfect place to visit for people of all ages, a place to escape and roam among the wildlife.  

Contact concierge for details of taxi transfers to and from the Wildlife Park and special discounted rates available to our residents. Group bundles and VIP packages are also available. Learn more >>

Cork Harbour Boat hire

Catch the waves along the Wild Atlantic Way coastlines and explore Cork Harbour by boat. An experienced guide will give you the information you want while showing the variety of sea life that lives in the waters and beautiful scenery along the way.

Ireland’s Ancient East

Located in Ireland’s South East, Cork and the surrounding area are part of Ireland’s Ancient East trail, spanning much of the Eastern Irish coastline, allowing visitors to learn about and explore 5000 years of European history covered in a compact area. County Cork’s many cultural attractions such as Blarney Castle and various festivals in Cork City guarantee you for a good time.

Spike Island

Located in the lower Cork Harbour, Spike Island has long been off-limits to civilians. Thanks to a huge investment of late, the island and its fascinating history can now be fully explored, with guided tours available for those interested in the long and varied past of the island, or why not explore at your own pace and see what the island, and surroundings, has to offer or participate in one of the guided tours while learning all about the Island’s history and personalities.

titanic experience

The Titanic Experience offers visitors the chance to walk in the footsteps of an actual Titanic passenger, taking a virtual journey with them through the initial excitement of the Titanic all the way to its fateful end - did your passenger survive?

The Titanic Trail

The Titanic Trail is a guided walking tour, perfect for those interested in the finer historical details of the Titanic, including the history of Cobh (or Queenstown as it was then known). Evening tours include a fun ghost trail, exploring the tales of hauntings and ghostly goings-on in and around Cobh.

THE Wild Atlantic Way

Starting in Kinsale and going all the way up to the greater Derry area, the Wild Atlantic Way is the longest coastal touring route in the world with over 2500kms of beautiful scenery. This is a journey to be thoroughly experienced and enjoyed, however certain destinations can’t be missed; such as the Bray Head and the Cliffs of Moher.