West Cork is a wonderful place to raise a family.  Not only is it a place of tremendous scenic beauty, but it is a friendly, safe place with strong community spirit and goodwill.  Families can explore everything from mountains, bogs, forest trails and clifftops to Theater and Entertainment, Culture and Heritage to Fine Food and Festivals.   West Cork’s natural geography boasts 3 peninsulas and 7 islands just begging to be visited.  Some of Europe’s finest drives are located in West Cork with spectacular mountain passes such as the Healy Pass, Caha Pass, Sheep’s Head and Goats Path all waiting to be admired.  Families will also find that there is a well serviced playground in almost every village along the way which makes for a great place to break a journey, have a snack, stretch your legs and soak up the atmosphere.

This is short list of just some of the wonderful places to visit around West Cork.  It is not comprehensive and will be added to on a regular basis, so please keep checking back.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE

GARDENS AND GALLERIES

 

FORESTS AND TRAILS

 

HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

 

HILLWALKS AND HIKES

 

INTERESTING SCULPTURES AND MEMORIALS