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West Cork Ireland

West of Cork City is one of the most scenic coastal areas in Ireland. The area is reknown for it's charming towns and villages such as Baltimore, Schull and Crookhaven and is ideal for family and the outdoor type of visitors.
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Baltimore Village

The village located on the shores of a very sheltered bay is popular with sailing enthusiasts. A number of sailing regettas take place throughout the summer. The area is also ideal for walking and cycling.

Baltimore Village
    See Also : Kinsale - the
    Further Reading on Wikipedia : Baltimore
    Baltimore is located about 8 miles from Skibbereen and overlooks one of the finest harbours on the south coast." />
    Further Reading on Wikipedia : Baltimore Beacon
    Sherkin Island and the south coast.

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    Schull

    The small town of Schull, with its numerous restaurants and pubs over looks an excellent and sheltered bay. The area is popular with cyclists, sailors and walkers.

    Schull
      See Also : Cork City - is worth a visit and is closeby.
      Further Reading on Wikipedia : Schull
      visit the islands or the Fastnet Rock and in the evening enjoy the ceoil agus craic

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      road from Baltimore to Schull, takes you along a tidal estuary.

      At low tide the mudflats can be exposed for a number of miles in land.

      When you reach Skibbereen, take the N71 left heading towards Ballydehob.

      Some of the smaller roads are very quiet and good for cycling.

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      Explore the islands.

      Just off the coast there many islands worth visiting and exploring. The Fastnet - though the smallest is the most dramatic. Sherkin Island lies in Baltimore Harbour, while Cape Clear is accessible from Baltimore and Schull.

      Explore the islands.
        See Also : Aran Islands - interested in islands then check out the Aran Islands
        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Fastnet Rock
        9 miles out from Schull lies the Fastnet lighthouse. At night you can clearly see its beam lighting the sky.

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        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Cape Clear Island
        Ireland's most southerly island , just 25 minutes ferry trip from Baltimore or Schull.

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        easily accessible from either Baltimore or Schull." />

        Sherkin Island

        Sherkin  Island
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        Further Reading on Wikipedia : Sherkin Island
        Sherkin Island is only about ten minutes by ferry from Baltimore.

        The ferries go regularly and cost about 10 euro return.

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        Crookhaven and West

        Crookhaven and West Mizen Peninsula is as far south west as you can go. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and sailors and has some excellent beaches and a local caravan park

        Crookhaven and West
          Further Reading on Wikipedia : Crookhaven
          Crookhaven and Barley cove and see the most westerly light house in Ireland.

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          Barley Cove
          There are a number of fine sandy beaches close to Crookhaven.

          Cockle beach is at the head of the bay and Barley cove lies facing the Atlantic.

          The area is popular with families during the summer.

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          Further Reading on Wikipedia : Dunmanus Bay

          Glandore to Skibbereen

          Explore the villages and towns along the south coast from Glandore to Skibbereen

          Glandore to Skibbereen
            Further Reading on Wikipedia : Glandore
            Glandore and Union Hall.

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            Further Reading on Wikipedia : Rosscarbery
            Further Reading on Wikipedia : Skibbereen
            Further Reading on Wikipedia : Tragumna
            Further Reading on Wikipedia : Castletownshend

            East of Kinsale

            East of Kinsale there are a number of small roads that run down to sandy coves or cliff paths. The road at Nohaval is typical.

            East of Kinsale
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