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Inchydoney island is a popular seaside destination. It is near Clonakilty. According to history, it was granted to the Bishop of Ross by Queen Elizabeth I. The beach is very popular with bathers and surfers alike. Visit here for a day-trip and return with many beautiful memories.
Owenahincha is a popular beach in Rosscarbery. It is well-maintained and has a scenic location. Enjoy camping under the warm sun as you gaze out to the cool waters. Surfing can also be enjoyed by beginners. Swim in the waters or laze under the sun for an enjoyable time. Parking and toilet facilities are provided.
Lough Leane, Middle Lake, and Upper Lake all offer excellent salmon and brown trout fishing. Trolling for salmon with spoons or minnows is the most popular method. Fly-fishing for trout with wet flies is common, but spinners can be used as well. There is no course fishing in this district. Rods and tackle can be hired for (EUR8.88) per day. A 21-day Salmon license, which covers all of Ireland, is (EUR12.70), a daily license is (EUR 3.81). Daily licenses are required for trout. Gillie and boat for up to 4 people: (EUR126.97) per day.
Kilcolman offers a private fishery of one and a half miles on the Bandon river within the estate, with a further three miles upstream. There are ten salmon pools too; there's a "fly only" policy in operation for that species. In addition, there are large stocks of brown trout. The season begins on March 1st and finishes on September 30th; accommodation is available on the estate, self-catering or bed and breakfast. For those of the party not inclined to fishing, there is a wealth of other outdoor activities available in the vicinity. It is open from March to September.
Loacted near Kinsale, Old Head of Kinsale is a popular golfing destination. It is made of hard sandstone which has been eroded over time. There is a lighthouse on the headland as well which is a good picnic spot. Entry to the headland is limited to golfers and their guests only.
The setting is the beautifully restored Russagh Mill, just 3km from Skibbereen; from where you'll be able to organize all your water based activities. Whether you're a novice or more experienced diver, snorkeller or kayaker, there's a range of events to suit your level. The staff are professionally qualified and take the time to discuss your personal needs. All the relevant equipment is available for hire.
Kinsale is an exceptionally picturesque small town with an interesting history. The defeat of the Irish forces and their Spanish allies in the Battle of Kinsale in 1601 signified the end of Ireland's old Gaelic order. An important naval base in the 17th and 18th centuries, Kinsale is today a popular yachting centre and is host to a number of international sailing events throughout the year. It is also famous for the quality of the cuisine and holds an annual International Gourmet Festival, which attracts food lovers from all over. Visit Desmond Castle, which was built around 1500. It is known locally as the "French Prison". Also visit the Old Courthouse, now the regional museum, which has a toll board listing the local taxes in 1788.
The Kinsale Yacht Club is a trendy club in the picturesque town of Kinsale. Regular club members frequent the place on weekends and in summers. However the club allows visitors and tourists to use all its facilities like the restaurant, bar and the sailing equipment as well. It organizes boat races quite often so if you are in Kinsale during any race, make sure that you watch it.
Greybrook offers an excellent service to the equestrian enthusiast and is both AIRE and AIRC approved. Whatever your level of ability, there are activities to suit everyone. There are indoor and outdoor arenas, as well as a cross-country course for the more adventurous. If you wish to improve your show jumping techniques, you couldn't find a more suitable venue, Greybrook specializes in this area. Qualified instruction is provided, and there is also the opportunity to join the Adults Riding Club. The school is closed on Sundays for competitions.
If you like to live life to the limit, the Oysterhaven Centre, established in 1981 by Kate and Oliver Hart, is the place for you. With instructors recognised by the Irish Sailing Association and the Royal Yachting Association, and a safe sheltered harbor, this is the perfect place for the fledgling sailor. Courses on offer include sailing, windsurfing, power boating and dinghies. If you are already proficient in the craft of sailing, there is the opportunity to do an internationally recognised Instructor Training Course. Dinghies, windsurfers, canoes and kayaks are available to rent on an hourly basis. There are also other amazing opportunities for adventure on offer. Such as the Spirit of Oysterhaven, a 70ft steel schooner available for adventure cruising, sail training, passage making and family or corporate charter.
Cork Powerboat and Waterski Club is ideally located just a few miles from Cork city in the Lee Valley. For the beginner or expert, there are plenty of opportunities to weight board or slalom ski on picturesque Dripsey Lake, which is also an international tournament site. Contact Barry or Eileen to make an appointment. Professional equipment in the form of Correct Craft Skiboats are available and professional coaching is given by friendly and attentive staff.
Located in beautiful Glengariff, this nine-hole course provides a real challenge to the keen golfer. Even if your game isn't going very well, you can still enjoy the magnificent surroundings, especially from the 5th tee and the grassy lane between the 2nd and 3rd holes, which forms part of the ancient road between Ardrigole and Bantry. The comfortable clubhouse was opened in 1989 by the club's Honorary President - none other than the actress Dr Maureen O'Hara-Blair. Visitors are more than welcome. If you don't have a set of clubs with you, don't despair - they are available for hire.