West Cork is the name given to the western portion of County Cork. The boundary is not precise, but it begins west of Cork City and extends to Cape Clear in the south and Dursey Head in the west. Thus, West Cork is the size of many an entire county elsewhere in Ireland. It also has its own unique identity, distinct from the rest of County Cork.
West Cork is a region of immense natural beauty. Villages of brightly painted houses nestle among the hills and valleys of a rugged landscape. The coastline is deeply indented by long fiord-like inlets. Westwards from Baltimore the view becomes ever more spectacular with high cliffs and countless rocky islands facing out into the Atlantic, while in the distance loom MacGillicuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountains in Ireland.
- Bantry House and Garden is a stately home situated on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Bantry Bay in the south west of Ireland. The House has been home to our family, the Whites, since 1739 and was opened to the public in 1946.
- Whale Watching & Dolphin Watching Tours offer a 3-4-hour whale watching trip from the harbour of Courtmacsherry, West Cork.
- West Cork Model Railway Village : Walking into the model village you step back in time and see life as it was in the 1940’s. See the old West Cork railway line portrayed in delightful miniature serving the towns.