iscover the rich heritage that surrounds Ireland’s second largest city, Cork. The region occupies much of Ireland’s South West and enjoys a mild gulf stream climate, which lends itself to exotic gardens and its location to a thriving merchant sea trade. After collecting you at your accommodation, we head first to Blarney Castle, world renown for gifting eloquence to all who kiss the ‘Blarney Stone’ we also have the opportunity to stroll through the exquisite Castle Gardens, and visit the nearby Blarney Woollen Mills, Retail Outlet.
Our journey continues south into the bustling City of Cork, where we can catch a glimpse of notable landmarks including St Finbar’s Cathedral. We have time in the City to drop by The English Market, a thriving emporium for food lovers and of course enjoy a Lunch stop.
In the afternoon we leave Cork and make the short journey to the picturesque fishing town of Kinsale. Once a 17th Century fortified port, and site of the sinking of the Lusitania, it’s now the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way. Here we can spend time amidst the quaint habour front craft shops, visit the 16th Century Courthouse Museum (site of the official inquest in to the sinking of the Lusitania, by a German U boat in WW1) or take the walk out to the ‘Head of Kinsale’ (3.7 miles - 2 hrs).
As we make our return journey don’t forget to ask your Chauffeur what other opportunities this great region offers before heading back to your accommodation.