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
- Bantry House and Gardens, Bantry
- Bamboo Park, Glengarriff
- Ewe Gallery and Gardens, Glengarriff
- Glenview Gardens, Desert, Enniskeane
FORESTS AND TRAILS
HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
HILLWALKS AND HIKES
INTERESTING SCULPTURES AND MEMORIALS