Local Information and Activities


Cobh is a heritage town in East Cork, with a rich history associated with the Irish Diaspora, from Convict Transportation to Australia to the mass emigration to the Americas after the Famine of the 1840's. Visit the Queenstown Experience Heritage Centre , the Cobh Museum or St Colmans Cathedral or take a tour of the Spike Island Fort and Prison Complex. It is within easy reach of all of the attractions of the South of Ireland. See what Cobh has to offer at www.visitcobh.com

Noted as a port of call for transatlantic liners from the mid 19th century it was the final port of call for the Titanic in 1912. See the mass graves of the victims of the Lusitania, torpedoed by a U-Boat in 1915, in the Old Cemetery north of the town.

In nearby Midleton there is the noted Irish Distilling Company Heritage Centre, home of Irish Whiskeys .

Cork's attractions include the City Gaol, the English Market, the Crawford and Glucksman Galleries.

The famed Ballymaloe House Restuarant and Cookery School are within a 40 minute drive. Cork and Kinsale boast an impressive range of restaurants.


Local Facilities

The house is located in the town centre with Supermarket, Bakery, Off-license, Restaurants and Pubs all within a few minutes walk. There is a farmers' market every Friday morning, featuring local produce, including products from Frank Hederman's Belvelly Smokehouse.

Also at the Farmers Market is the Ballintubber Farm stall, simply the best home grown veg and great value.



There are several shingle beaches on the Great Island, at Cuskinny, Glen More and White Point.

Garryvoe, Ballybranigan and Inch Beaches, are within a 35 minute drive, they are long sandy beaches. Garryvoe is located near Shanagarry and looks out on to Ballycotton village and its lighthouse. Ballybranigan and Inch are between Ballycotton and Roches Point. They are ideal for a traditional family Summer's day at the beach and for walking and beachcombing in all seasons.

Sailing School

Cobh is home to one of Ireland's best known sailing schools, run by Eddie English



Do something different, go Kayaking on the River Lee. For example, take the train from Cobh to Cork and then Kayak back. 


Cobh is home to Munster's and possibly Ireland's oldest tennis club, Rushbrooke, host of many competitions from provincial to junior ITF level.

Angling and Fishing

Cork Harbour is noted as Sea Fishing centre. Listed below are a selection of boats that are available for hire.

Lee Star       Contact: John Geary. Angling Charters, Carrigaloe, Cobh, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 21 48 16 645 or 00 353 87 22 59 869

Chieftain      Contact: Chieftain Charters. Cobh, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 21 48 16 645 or 00 353 85 13 99 000

Castlemaiden   Contact: Cork Harbour Boats Ltd. Lackaroe, Glenbrook, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 21 48 41 348 or 00 353 87 23 63 566

Cuan Bawn    Contact: Cork Harbour Boats Ltd. Lackaroe, Glenbrook, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 21 48 41 348 or 00 353 87 23 63 566

Boy Dylan     Contact: Ray Geary. Passage West, Cork, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 86 35 58 752

Deora De      Contact: Jim Linehan. 35 Maulbawn, Passage West, Co. Cork
Tel: 00 353 21 48 63 445 or 00 353 86 40 91 389

Golf Courses 

Within a short drive there are noted Championship courses such as Little Island and Fota which have both hosted the Irish Open. Locally, Cobh Golf Club has opened a new 18 hole course in 2009.

Here are some links to a selection of Golf Clubs and Courses within a short drive from the house:





Cork Golf Club (Little Island)


East Cork Golf Club (Midleton)


Water Rock


Harbour Point


Mahon Golf Club


Fernhill Golf Club



Ballywilliam Riding Centre, Cobh,                          Telephone+353 (0)21 481 1932