On a clear day, a walk to the Beacon of Baltimore is a great leg-stretcher which will reward you with exquisite views over Baltimore harbour and out to Sherkin Island and beyond.
You can park just out of the village near the brown sign for the Beacon and then walk up to the top car park (which has limited parking).
From there, there is a steep scramble to reach the top and so the walk is not buggy friendly and parents should be cautious of allowing their children to race ahead as there are unguarded cliffs.
The Beacon of Baltimore is one of the most iconic maritime landmarks in the area and was built as a series of warning systems all along the coast after the 1798 rebellion.
Baltimore’s history has been shaped by the sea and was once ransacked by Pirates in an attack known as the Sack of Baltimore. White and circular in shape and standing about 15m high,the beacon is known locally as ‘Lot’s Wife’.
Great news for all the boys and girls of West Cork and surrounding arears as Santa and Mrs Claus have let us know that they will be visiting us again this year and spending a few days on the beautiful Sheep’s Head Peninsula.
Santa and Mrs Claus are staying at The Alice West Centre, The Black Gate, Kilcrohane and are looking forward to meeting you all on the 12th and 13th December. Santa said he would love to meet all the good boys and girl and have a little chat with them and give them a pre-Christmas gift for being so good.
Follow our red nosed reindeers, along the shores of Dunmanus Bay. A big fire welcomes you as you come in the door, relax down beside it with a cup of tea or treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine. Soak up the children’s laughter and watch their faces as the relay the events of the evening and open the gifts. Visit the life size live crib, say hello to Holly and Ivy the goats and hear Ned sing along with the children. Free hot chocolate and marshmallows for all the kids. Buy a ticket for our big Christmas raffle and be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes sponsored by local businesses.
This is the fifth year of this wonderful Christmas adventure run by the Muintir Bhaire Community Council. “There is a huge volunteer work force over the weekends leading up to, on the days and after. Without these people the Committee couldn’t run this weekend like this” says Annette Nicholas, Secretary of Muintir Bhaire Community Council.
So get ringing or e-mail to book your spot. booking is essential. So don’t miss out, cost is €15.00 per child, adults free. Contact Annette on 0831110983 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Story Bus is a wonderful concept that allows children to take a trip – literally – into the story. The team at Abracadabra believe that each child is unique and use an integrative learning cycle to bring out the best and to recognise and nurture the talent, creativity and imagination in each child.
The Story Bus, which leaves from either Dublin, Galway or Cork takes children and their parents on an interesting, four hour interactive journey that is fun and assures quality time spent with one another. Parents can sit back and enjoy the fun, the interaction and games without having to drive and children get thoroughly absorbed in learning through fun both on the trip and at the venue.
The next Story Bus is departing from St Patricks Quay in Cork on Sunday the 9th August from 2 – 6pm and will take you on a Magical Fairy Adventure to Glenview Gardens in Enniskeane. The journey promises to be a fun-filled trip with live entertainment, story telling, singing and much more. For more information visit their booking page.
For an example of what the Story Bus is watch the following video clip –
The team at Story Bus have very kindly given us a family pass to give to a lucky reader, so to take part in the action, visit the West Cork with Kids page on facebook.