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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Dunmanus Bay, Ireland your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fun filled vacation in Southern Ireland should pay a visit to the charming Dunmanus Bay. Located in the south western part of County Cork, this area 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.

Things to do on holiday to Dunmanus Bay, Ireland

Visitors to Dunmanus Bay will find plenty of things to do in and around the area including watersports such as fishing, diving, sailing and wind surfing. There are beaches just a few kilometres away for holidaymakers to relax on and take a swim in the sea. This area has some wonderful scenery with pretty country lanes ideal for hiking, cycling and horse riding along. Golf is very popular in Ireland with many 18-hole courses around the country including one in nearby Bantry. Near to Dunmanus Bay there are some good pubs, cafes and restaurants with a variety of cuisine ranging from traditional Irish fare to fast food. Self catering holidaymakers will find shops selling provisions as well as gifts and souvenirs.

Places to visit on holiday to Dunmanus Bay, Ireland

Visitors to Dunmanus Bay will find many interesting places to visit in and around the area. On the eastern shore of the bay are the ruins of Dunmanus Castle, whilst a little further south Dunlough Castle overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Ferry trips take tourists to the islands of Cape Clear, Sherkin and Hare Island. Numerous other interesting places in County Cork can easily be reached from Dunmanus Bay such as Bantry House and Gardens, Glebe Gardens and Fota House and Gardens. The wonderful old sites of Blarney Castle and Blackrock Castle are well worth a visit too. Holidaymakers might like to pay a visit to the city of Cork, which is less than two hours drive away and has two cathedrals, museums, galleries and an opera house amongst many other fabulous tourist attractions.

Weather in Dunmanus Bay, Ireland

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.

Travel to Dunmanus Bay, Ireland

Dunmanus Bay is approximately an hour and 40 minute’s 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.

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                                                                                                    Lovely House in an Idyllic Location

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                                                                                                    My wife and I visited this property (for the 3rd time) in early September, as we cannot seem to get enough of the quiet and peacefulness which is its best feature. We found the house exactly as we expected from our previous visits, and we were very warmly welcomed by the lady who does the caretaking and provides the keys. We encountered nothing adverse during our stay - the broken DVD player that was reported by a previous guest has been replaced, so that we were able to entertain ourselves indoors even on the rainy days, of which there were of course a few, this being West Cork in September! This year we visited the Bantry Agricultural Show, last year it was the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. There is always something cultural and interesting going on in this area, and in between times there is always the Murphy's!! Wholeheartedly recommended.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
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                                                                                                    Excellent quiet location. Owners next door very helpful and pleasant.

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                                                                                                    Excellent and well appointed. Lovely view and nice garden.
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                                                                                                    Our third summer staying at Hillcrest Farm

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                                                                                                    This is a beautiful place to stay, the location could not be better. We have stayed in Ahakista for the past four summers, the last three at Hillcrest Farm as we really can't find anywhere better. If you like peace and quiet then you will definitely find it here. The view, which can be enjoyed from the patio, overlooks Dunmanus Bay and is beautiful. There is a lovely, mature garden, full of character, trees and shrubs everywhere plus a really useful washing line! Also plenty of parking space. The house is comfortable and well equipped, clean and well maintained with plenty of useful kitchen items like cling film, food bags and bin bags. There is plenty to do on Sheeps Head alone. Our particular favourites are Ahakista beach and The Tin Pub, Kilcrohane Pier where the children love jumping into the sea, The Heron Gallery for lovely food and beautiful art, and walking out to the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula. We are also able to bring our little dog here, and she loves it just as much as we do, making friends with Shep and some of the other local dogs! Thanks again to Agnes and Joe for welcoming us to their lovely piece of paradise.
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016