Wild West Cork and Rosscarbery

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Wake up in Wild West Cork - Take cable car over sea to Dursey Island, Enjoy birdwatching at Rosscarbery Lagoon, Join a whale and dolphin watching tour, Follow the St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Walk

Rural West Cork is a welcoming corner of Ireland and Saga’s new five-night Stay & Explore holiday offers guests the perfect opportunity to discover the Emerald Isle’s natural beauty.

The 3-star Celtic Ross Hotel (3Q), in Rosscarbery Bay, sits beside a tidal inlet with views over the lagoon which is a birdwatching hotspot to see egret, kingfishers, heron, oystercatchers, waders and swans.

Wildlife lovers can also opt to join a boat trip to look for whales and dolphins. The coast of West Cork is frequented by a number of different species including minke whales, fin whales and common dolphins.

There are plenty of walks to enjoy from Rosscarbery and St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Way takes walkers up hills, across valleys and through woodland to the old church of Gougane Bara. For those who love to cycle, bikes can be hired locally and there are self-guided rides to follow to make the most of beautiful landscape.

Dursey Island can only be reached by cable car across the sea and guests can opt to visit this peaceful island, as well as Sherkin Island, in Roaringwater Bay, home to around 100 people and a popular spot for holidaymakers.

The hotel’s Kingfisher Bar and Bistro has views over the lagoon and the menu features local produce and fresh seafood. All breakfasts are included, as well as three dinners. There are also plenty of excellent restaurants and pubs in the area for dining out.

For details call free on 0800 092 0803 or visit travel.saga.co.uk/holidays/destinations/europe/ireland

Five nights from £599 departing London Heathrow Airport April 22, May 20, June 17,
July 8, August 26, September 9 and October 14, 2018.
 Price includes return flights and transfers, hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and three dinners, local expert, porterage at hotel and cancellation rights.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.


Editors notes:

Saga has created four ‘Time to’ holiday styles: Go for it, Stay & Explore, Discover and Unwind. Each style helps guests decide on a holiday that feels right for them. Wild West Cork and Rosscarbery is Stay & Explore.

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Alex Brazier

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