Nestled snugly on the southern coastline of Ireland, more specifically in the county of Cork, is the small seaside village of Union Hall. Many travellers enjoy a Union Hall holiday each year due to the fact that it gives visitors the best of both worlds. You can opt to stay holed up in your comfortable Union Hall holiday rental house and just simply unwind; or you can indulge in a variety of activities and visit many sights dotted around the surrounding area.
The village of Union Hall is a haven for those who love the outdoor life. The village is popular with visitors as there are plenty of woodland walks, sandy beaches and hidden coves just waiting to be explored. There are plenty of activities available in and around Union Hall including swimming, hiking, mountain biking, diving, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, fishing, tennis and horse riding. One of the biggest draws of a Union Hall holiday is that you can take trips out to sea where there are plenty of dolphins, seals and whales to spot.
You do not have to travel too far on your Union Hall holiday to find other places of interest in the county. Approximately 5 minutes from Union Hall, on the outskirts of the village of Glandore, is the Drombeg Stone Circle. This megalithic site is made up of 17 stones and is thought to date back to the early Christian era. When the stone circle was first thoroughly investigated there were burnt remains of a human found in the centre. Archaeologists also found the remains of two small huts to the west of the stone circle, dating back to at the least the 4th century A.D.
It is very likely that the weather will play an important role in your Union Hall holiday and you will want to know what to expect before you go. Union Hall is privy to an Oceanic climate with mild winters and relatively warm summers. July and August are the most popular times of the year for travellers to visit the village as this is when daytime temperatures can reach up to a pleasing 19 degrees Celsius. The cooler months, from December through to February see the temperature cool down to around 10 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for Union Hall is approximately 35 inches.
Jetting off on a wonderful Union Hall holiday is really easy due to the fact that travellers can fly directly into Cork International Airport (ORK) which is just over an hour’s journey from the village. Some of the airlines that have regular, cheap flights to the area are Flybe, Air Southwest, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Jet2.com. There are many airports around the UK from which travellers can depart including the likes of Liverpool (LPL), Plymouth (PLH), Edinburgh (EDI), Stansted (STN) and Newquay (NQY).