Holidaymakers looking for a fun packed vacation in Southern Ireland should pay a visit to the delightful coastal village of Schull. Located in the south west of County Cork, the village offers many exciting things for holidaymakers to do and see. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs and cottages.
Schull has many interesting and scenic places to see with tracks and trails ideal for hiking, cycling, quad biking and horse riding. Many watersports can be tried at Schull such as boating, diving, kayaking, power boating and sailing. There are several beaches close by including Ballyrisolde Beach and Barley Cove with some pleasant spots for swimming. Golf is very popular in Ireland with many 18-hole courses around the country including Bantry Bay Golf Club. Various trips around the islands off the south coast are available as well as whale watching excursions. There is plenty of entertainment in the county with theatres, cinema and an opera house providing a good night out. Schull has a nice selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants with a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional Irish fare to pizzas and other fast food. There are supermarkets and grocery stores here for self catering holidaymakers to buy provisions from. A few shops can be found in Schull from which tourists can purchase souvenirs and gifts.
Schull is located very close to some fantastic places that are well worth visiting including the planetarium at Schull Community College. Some delightful gardens can be viewed nearby such as Bantry House and Gardens and Glebe Gardens. County Cork has many other fantastic sights such as Blarney Castle, Blackrock Castle and Fota House and Gardens. The city of Cork is just under two hours drive away and has two cathedrals, museums, galleries and an opera house amongst many other wonderful attractions. Tourists can also take a short ferry ride from Colla Pier in Schull to Long Island just off the south coast.
The warmest time of the year in this part of Ireland is July and August when the average high temperature is 20 degrees centigrade. Winters are cold with January averaging just a high of 8 degrees centigrade and a low of 2 degrees. December is usually the wettest month of the year with an average of 122mm rainfall, while April and June are normally the driest months with an average 57mm of rainfall in each.
Schull is approximately one and 45 minutes drive from Cork Airport (ORK), where Aer Lingus have flights to various European airports including Amsterdam (AMS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Munich (MUC) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Ryanair also have flights from Cork going to Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Stansted (STN) and Malaga (AGP). The car rental firms 353, Alamo and National, Avis, Budget, Dooley, Hertz and Thrifty are all represented at the arrivals concourse in the airport.