Quality Hotel and Leisure Center Youghal
Phone: (353) 2493050
Fax: (353) 2420699
Ballynamona Beach is a wonderful and safe swimmer's paradise, and an excellent place to bring children for a day out in the summer. It is made especially enchanting because it also boasts a bird sanctuary of international importance, so do try to pick up a guide if you can. This is also a popular place to go fishing. The clean sandy beach is a short distance from the lovely town of Shanagarry, home of the internationally renowned Stephen Pearce Pottery, Ballymaloe House, and Tim and Darina Allen's Cookery School and Gardens.
Open only for the months of the year when the weather isn't too gloomy, this center welcomes all age groups and standards. Children can take lessons and rest assured of safe conditions and supervision, while more experienced older riders are welcome to hire a horse and equipment and wander off into the wide blue yonder for a while. Just an hour or so from Cork city and a little way from Clonakilty and the beach, it's perfect for a day out. Phone to make a reservation.
This club has a membership that crosses the age spectrum and welcomes new and enthusiastic members all the time. Well known in nautical circles for taking part in regattas, members invariably bring home the prizes. No matter whether you're a beginner or veteran, you're welcome to join this splendid club. Training takes place on a scheduled basis and can be quite vigorous. If you're just passing through, give them a call and check out what's happening! A friendly reception is assured.
Just a few minutes' drive from Cork city, in the heart of a 780-acre estate, sits Fota Island Golf Club. It's a traditionally styled par 71 championship course; the natural beauty of the woodland setting is woven into the design of each hole. After you pick up your ball on the final green, you can make your way to the clubhouse and enjoy a cool drink in Spike Bar or something more substantial in Nibbicks Restaurant. Green fees varies by season. Named Course of the Year by the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA).
Any better way to spend some quality time with your friends!? Enjoy yourself karting in Ireland's largest outdoor facility. There's no need to worry when it gets dark either as the course is floodlit. It's open seven days a week and could be the perfect venue for an office party or a stag night. There are even special rates available for group bookings. Safety equipment is provided and there are qualified instructors on hand to tell you where the brakes are, as if you'll be needing them!!
With over thirty years of experience, this shop is the one to approach for all fishing necessities. Whether on-shore or off, you'll find what you're looking for here can help out. It's possible to hire a boat, tackle, and safety clothing here. There's a full accessory service; they can also supply you with bait. Whatever you and your party decide, you'll have the back up of a mobile personalize support unit plus a few choice tips on how to actually catch a few fish!
This highly regarded riding school has both AIRE and Bord Failte approval to recommend it. There is a wide range of facilities including floodlit indoor and outdoor arenas, a full set of showjumping fences, and a cross country course for the more adventurous. Livery facilities can also be availed of. Disabled riders, adults and children are all catered for. The staff are fully qualified and eager for you to enjoy your visit.
Established in 1720, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of the oldest in the world and has a fine tradition behind it. Situated at Crosshaven, just inside the mouth of Cork Harbor, it enjoys a mild temperate climate due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The port facilities include marinas, moorings, fueling and supplies. The club itself is involved in all branches of sailing activity, with members competing at the highest levels. The clubhouse has a bar and restaurant, while the club office offers phone, fax, e-mail and mail holding facilities.
This is probably one of the finest mature parkland courses in the region. It's an 18-hole course with some interesting and challenging water features on the back nine. There's also a club hire and caddie service. The dress code is smartly casual. It gets rather busy, so booking is advisable particularly on Tuesdays and weekends. Snacks, lunch and dinner are available from 10a onwards.
With AIRE and Bord Failte approval, Hop Island Equestrian Centre offers an unparalleled experience. All ages and levels are welcome to enjoy the facilities, which include floodlit indoor and outdoor arenas. Qualified instruction is available to help you improve your show jumping or dressage skills. For the bold and the brave, there's a very challenging cross-country course or, if you prefer, leisurely beach rides are also possible.
Running parallel to the estuary, close to a wildlife sanctuary, this course offers a magnificent setting for a round of golf. The eighteen-hole course is open seven days a week from 8:30a until dark, so you can play all day long if you like. If you didn't bring your clubs to Cork, not to worry, as all necessary equipment is available for hire. Visitors are also welcome to avail of the other facilities, including a full bar and restaurant. Access is possible from all main routes including the recently opened Lee Tunnel.