About the Local Area
Relax in the tranquillity of the legendary 'West Cork' countryside.
The village of Timoleague on the Argideen River, is surrounded by wooded hills with
scenic walks. This is a unique part of Ireland abounding in wildlife and
steeped in history and culture. Timoleague is also located on the famous
Way a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland's
Here are a few of the many places to visit during your stay.
- Franciscan Abbey - occupied from 1312 to 1810, first built in the 7th Century
- Castle Gardens - summer opening, very rare plant specimens. The Travers family bought the castle, town and lands in 1820.
- Church of the Nativity of our Lady (1912) Catholic Church - a prime specimen of Romanesque architecture, with one of Harry Clarke's last stain glass windows (1931)
- Chruch of the Ascension (1811) Church of Ireland - displays magnificent mosaics (1894-1925)
- Bird watching in Courtmacsherry Bay/Timoleague Estuary - many rare migratory birds are found here
- Horse riding in Courtmacsherry and Kilbrittain
- Sea Angling, Wind Surfing and Boat Hire (motor and sail) in Courtmacsherry
- Course Fishing on the Argideen River, Timoleague
- Kinsale and Lissalan Golf Courses and Garretstown Pitch-n-Putt nearby
- Three lively pubs in Timoleague - Charlies, Pad Joes and Monks Lane
- Fantastic dining on locally sourced produce at Dillons Retaurant and Monks Lane in Timoleague