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West Cork & Kerry Explorer

West Cork & Kerry Explorer

Join us for 5 days of serenity in West Cork & Kerry offer enchanting landscapes and rich cultural experiences

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West Cork & Kerry, located in the southwest of Ireland, offer enchanting landscapes and rich cultural experiences.  West Cork is known for its rugged coastline, charming villages, and vibrant arts scene.  A trip to Garnish Island, just off the coast of Glengarriff, provides a botanical paradise with its Italian inspired gardens and stunning views of Bantry Bay.  A visit to Blarney Castle is a must, where travellers can kiss the legendary Blarney Stone foe the gift of eloquence. 

Meanwhile, Kerry boasts breathtaking landscapes such as The Ring of Kerry, where lush mountains meet the Atlantic Ocean.  Finish the tour with a visit to Newbridge Silver exploring the artistry of fine Irish silver craftsmanship through an array of elegant jewellery and unique gifts, all set against the backdrop of a rich heritage and stylish surroundings.


Package Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • 4 Nights Dinner, B&B at the Maritime Hotel

  • Day trip to Killarney

  • Excursion to Garnish Island

  • Free time in Bantry

  • Visit to Blarney Castle and Woolen Mills

  • Visit to Newbridge Silver


*Trip subject to minimum numbers departing

West Cork

Nestled along Ireland's southwestern coast, West Cork unfolds as a captivating tapestry of natural beauty and cultural richness. Characterized by rugged coastlines, picturesque villages, and lush countryside, the region offers a serene escape. Quaint towns like Clonakilty and Skibbereen showcase traditional Irish charm, while the rugged cliffs of Mizen Head provide a dramatic backdrop to the wild Atlantic Ocean. West Cork is renowned for its thriving arts scene, with galleries, festivals, and a warm community spirit. The culinary landscape is equally enticing, featuring fresh seafood and artisanal produce. Whether exploring the stunning Beara Peninsula, enjoying a traditional music session, or savoring local delicacies, West Cork invites visitors to immerse themselves in the authentic essence of Ireland's southwest.



Nestled at the head of Bantry Bay, the picturesque town of Bantry in West Cork, Ireland, is a gem that combines maritime charm with scenic beauty. Known for its vibrant streets, historic architecture, and a bustling market square, Bantry exudes a welcoming atmosphere. The town serves as a gateway to the stunning Sheep's Head Peninsula and the Beara Peninsula, offering breathtaking coastal walks and panoramic views. The magnificent Bantry House, overlooking the bay, adds a touch of grandeur to the town, with its beautiful gardens and rich history. Bantry is also famous for its vibrant cultural scene, hosting events like the Bantry Literary Festival and the Masters of Tradition music festival. Whether exploring the town's historical sites, enjoying fresh seafood along the waterfront, or taking in the surrounding natural wonders, Bantry invites visitors to experience the charm of Ireland's southwest.



Nestled in the southwestern corner of Ireland, Kerry is a captivating county renowned for its diverse and stunning landscapes. From the rugged cliffs of the Ring of Kerry to the pristine shores of Inch Beach, the scenery is nothing short of breathtaking. The county is also home to Killarney National Park, where lush forests, serene lakes, and the iconic Muckross House create a picturesque setting. Kerry's rich cultural heritage is evident in its traditional music, dance, and warm hospitality. The town of Killarney, a gateway to the renowned Ring of Kerry, offers a charming blend of historic sites and vibrant entertainment. With its scenic beauty, cultural richness, and welcoming atmosphere, Kerry stands as a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic Irish experience.


Maritime Hotel

The Maritime Hotel in Cork, Ireland, stands as a beacon of modern luxury and maritime charm. Located in the picturesque town of Bantry, this four-star hotel offers guests a unique blend of contemporary elegance and coastal beauty. Overlooking Bantry Bay, the Maritime Hotel provides stunning views of the harbor and surrounding hills. The hotel's stylish accommodations, adorned with maritime-inspired decor, create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Guests can indulge in culinary delights at the on-site restaurant, featuring locally sourced ingredients, or unwind in the spa and leisure facilities. With its prime location and attention to detail, the Maritime Hotel offers a memorable stay for those seeking a perfect blend of comfort and coastal allure in the heart of West Cork.

The Maritime Hotel, The Quay, Town Lots, Bantry, Co. Cork, P75 XW35, Ireland



Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes of County Kerry, Killarney is a charming town that serves as the gateway to some of Ireland's most captivating natural wonders. Surrounded by the pristine beauty of Killarney National Park, the town is embraced by lush forests, serene lakes, and the towering peaks of MacGillycuddy's Reeks. Killarney's picturesque setting is complemented by historic landmarks like Muckross House and Ross Castle, adding a touch of cultural richness to the natural splendor. The bustling streets of Killarney feature a delightful mix of traditional pubs, vibrant shops, and welcoming eateries, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Renowned for its traditional music, friendly locals, and as the starting point for the famous Ring of Kerry, Killarney is a destination that seamlessly blends Irish hospitality with breathtaking scenery, making it a must-visit for those seeking an authentic and memorable Irish experience.


Garnish Island

Garnish Island, situated in the sheltered waters of Glengarriff Harbor in West Cork, Ireland, is a botanical haven that enchants visitors with its exquisite gardens and scenic allure. Accessible by a short ferry ride, the island is renowned for its Italian-inspired garden, created by architect Harold Peto in the early 20th century. The meticulously landscaped grounds showcase a vibrant array of rare plants, vibrant flowers, and charming pathways, offering a tranquil retreat. Against the backdrop of Bantry Bay, Garnish Island provides breathtaking views and a serene ambiance, making it a captivating destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful escape along Ireland's southwest coast.


Blarney Castle

Nestled in the picturesque Irish countryside near Cork, Blarney Castle is a timeless emblem of Ireland's rich history and folklore. Dating back to the 15th century, this medieval stronghold invites visitors to step back in time and explore its ancient stone walls, towers, and lush gardens. The main attraction, the Blarney Stone, perched at the top of the castle, is fabled to impart the gift of eloquence to those who dare to kiss it. The castle's surroundings, including the Poison Garden and Rock Close, add an enchanting touch to the experience. Blarney Castle not only offers a glimpse into Ireland's past but also a chance for visitors to partake in a centuries-old tradition while immersing themselves in the country's mystical and charming ambiance.

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Cork, Ireland


Blarney Woolen Mills

Blarney Woolen Mills, located near the historic Blarney Castle in County Cork, Ireland, is a renowned emporium that encapsulates the essence of Irish craftsmanship. Housed in a historic building, the mill offers a captivating shopping experience, featuring an extensive array of Irish woolens, clothing, and gifts. With a focus on traditional Irish design and quality materials, Blarney Woolen Mills is a destination for those seeking authentic and beautifully crafted products. Visitors can explore a wide selection of Aran sweaters, tweed garments, and other woolen goods, each telling a story of Irish heritage. Beyond shopping, the mill's surroundings add to the charm, making it a delightful stop for those looking to embrace Ireland's cultural richness through its distinctive textiles.

Blarney Woollen Mills, The Square, Blarney, Cork, T23 H63K, Ireland


Newbridge Silverware

Newbridge Silverware stands as a beacon of Irish craftsmanship and elegance, renowned for its exquisite silver and jewelry creations. Situated in the town of Newbridge, County Kildare, the brand has been synonymous with quality and style since its establishment in 1934. Visitors to the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre can explore a treasure trove of finely crafted silverware, jewelry, and homeware, all reflecting a harmonious blend of traditional Irish design and contemporary aesthetics. The brand's commitment to innovation is evident in collaborations with renowned designers. Beyond the stunning collections, the Visitor Centre also houses the Museum of Style Icons, featuring a captivating array of artifacts from the world of fashion and entertainment. Newbridge Silverware offers not just a shopping experience but an immersion into the artistry and heritage of Irish silver craftsmanship.

Newbridge Silverware, Athgarvan Rd, Kilbelin, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, W12 HT62, Ireland


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Castledawson Castledawson Park & Ride
Derry/Londonderry Sainbury's Carpark, Strand Road, Londonderry
At the shop entrance.
Glengall Street, Belfast Glengall Street, Belfast
J&K Yard J&K Yard - Moneymore
Sheepbridge P&R Newry Sheepbridge Park & Ride Newry
Please Note - NOT the Park & Share
Toomebridge Park & Ride Toomebridge Park & Ride

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