Superior Hotels in Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you. In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like a meal booked.
This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.
In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.
Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.
1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.
5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.
Clonakilty Day Historical Photography group Workshop on Friday ( ends 4pm) €90 extra
Fly into Cork and pick up your rental car. Drive to the historic port town of Kinsale for lunch and wander the picturesque streets which offer lots of opportunities for the keen photographer. Drive along the Wild Atlantic Way to Clonakilty to your overnight accommodation. Time for dinner before your sunset photo shoot with your photography guide.
Spend the day with an expert photography guide who knows the best places to take that magical shot. In the evening you can choose either a sea safari or a sunset tour around the famous Fastnet rock island, known as Ireland’s Teardrop because it was the last view of Ireland for emigrants sailing to North America.
This morning is free for you to explore the glories of the West Cork scenery and its photo opportunities. Perhaps a drive to Mizen Head, the most southerly point of Ireland or to the nearby Sheep’s Head peninsula. Return to Cork for your afternoon flight.