Plan a Visit to South-West Ireland
Things to do on family and group days out in Cork and Kerry
Marking the start (or finish.) of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's much-loved South West is in many ways the gateway to Ireland's most popular routes and destinations. Use this as a starting or finishing point for your self-drive adventure, or make yourself at home here in this most peaceful of regions. There is plenty here to keep you and your group occupied for your whole vacation in Ireland. The amazing scenery and range of activities within the region, from the historic city of Cork to the picturesque lakes of Killarney, ensures that every member of your group will thoroughly enjoy their visit.Discover Ireland's South West My Ireland Travel Guide
Take a Tour of Cork City
Activities, Attractions & Pursuits
There is so much to see and do in South West Ireland - whether you're here to relax or out to explore, you will never be short of entertainment or distraction. Every age range is catered for in this region. Both Cork and Kerry have become synonymous around the world as havens for fishing, golf, hiking and a multitude of other pursuits. The nightlife of the region has also caught the atention of the people who visit. Wheather it's a night in a thatched pub enjoying the local ceili band or a night on the dance floor of some of the regions nightclubs the friendly locals and party atmosphere make for a wonderful occasion.
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Flying to South-West Ireland
Cork airport is small and conveniently located for access to the city and the sights further west (it also offers great access to the South East, of course). If you are flying into South West Ireland you might want to check out www.corkairportguide.com - a handy reference about the airport itself.
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Festivals and Events
If you want to experience the real Ireland and get to know the locals, there can be no better way than to attend some of Ireland's legendary festivals. There is always something going on Ireland's South West, so come along and get stuck in. The South West has a strong tradition of different festivals throughout the year with a wide varity of choices and genres. Visit the festivals' websites for details of prices and precise dates.
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Places to Stay
Ireland is known throughout the world for its friendliness and hospitality and you will find this wherever you choose to stay. In Ireland's South West, you will find accommodation to suit every group, no matter what the size or budget of your party. Cork city and Killarney have the largest range of hotels and guesthouses, but there is no shortage of choice for those who prefer to go off the beaten track and discover South-West Ireland for themselves.