If the south-west of Ireland takes your fancy, holidays in Skibbereen are the definite answer for you. This idyllic town can be found in the west of County Cork and is a favourite destination for many visitors every year. Self catering accommodation in Skibbereen is guaranteed to have all of the mod cons you would expect from a top class hotel and comes in the quintessentially Irish form of quaint cottages and other equally attractive properties.
There are more than enough things to do for your holidays in Skibbereen. The area is popular with those who enjoy long and interesting walking tours. There is also an indoor sports centre, in the town centre, where a variety of sporting activities are available for you to participate in and there is even a sauna. This area of Ireland is said to be home to some of the most attractive scenery to be found anywhere in the country, therefore make sure you bring your camera along if you are a keen photographer and painters will be in seventh heaven with all of the opportunities that exist here.
You will not need to venture too far from your comfortable self catering accommodation in Skibbereen to find a perfect day out. In fact, just by travelling 4km from the town centre, you will reach the fascinating marine nature reserve of Lough Hyne. This is reputed to be the largest salt water lake in the whole of Europe and actually boasts species of flora and fauna that are usually only found in The Mediterranean. This is all down to the fact that the Lake maintains a temperature that is always 3 degrees warmer than the surrounding sea. To find out even more about this enchanting natural feature, ensure that The Skibbereen Heritage Centre is included on your itinerary.
Your holidays in Skibbereen are never likely to see real extremes of temperatures. Summer months will realise temperatures into the low-twenties degrees Celsius and the winter should not see them dropping too far below 10 degrees Celsius during the day. Rainfall is high in this part of south-west Ireland, at more than 60 inches per year. However, much of this will tend to fall in Autumn or Winter.
Those convinced that Skibbereen holidays are ideal for them should book their flights to arrive at Cork Airport (ORK). These is a relatively busy airport and is served by a number of airlines that come from The UK. These include Aer Lingus, Ryanair, FlyBE, Air South West and British Airways. You can leave from a number of airports and these include Liverpool John Lennon (LPL), Edinburgh (EDI), East Midlands (EMA), Plymouth (PLH) and London Stansted (STD).