West Cork Links

There’s so many fantastic things to see and do in our neck of the woods we thought we’d share some of them with you – even tho they may not have anything to do with animal welfare!

Animal welfare links in West Cork can be found here.



Overlooking Bantry Bay in the heart of West Cork, Bantry town is situated just over 55 miles west of Cork city. It functions as a large Market town providing commercial, retail and tourism/leisure facilities for locals and visitors alike.

Website: www.bantry.ie

Bantry House

A privately owned stately home in Co Cork, Ireland.  The estate sits in an incredible location with amazing views over Bantry Bay. You could spend the whole afternoon browsing the house and gardens – and the tearoom supplies delicious cakes (as well as meals!) for when you need a wee rest. Well-behaved-dog friendly.

Website: www.bantryhouse.com

Hagal Health Farm

Hagal Health FarmRelaxing breaks at Hagal Farm, situated in the beautiful natural landscape of West Cork Ireland. Health and pampering retreats, with alternative therapies and delicious vegetarian food. Also provides quality training in holistic therapies.

Nestled on the south slope of the Maughnaclea mountains, with breath-taking views over the Mealagh valley and Bantry Bay in the distance, Hagal Healing Farm is surrounded by nature and the beautiful, wild landscape of West Cork.

Website: hagalholistichealth.com



Jim’s Coffee House

Boutique Guesthouse & Coffee, Food & Wine Emporium. Based in Glengarriff, with lovely views and splendid food. Well worth a visit.

Website: www.facebook.com/TheBayviewBoutiqueGuesthouseAndJimsCoffeeHouse

The Bamboo Park

The unique exotic garden in one of the most attractive areas of Ireland. Situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff in the southwest. Thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breathtaking views.

Website: www.bamboo-park.com

The Ewe Sculpture Garden

The Ewe is a unique combination of nature and art – and Ireland’s only interactive sculpture garden. Such creative havens can be found in only a few places in Europe.

One of our very favourite places – take a picnic when you visit – you could be there for hours! They do provide tea and cakes though, if you forget the picnic. Animal welfare issues are one of their educational topics.

Website: www.theewe.com


Other Places to Visit in West Cork

West Cork Garden Trail

The West Cork Garden Trail has welcomed thousands of visitors to some of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland since 1994.  In association with the Harold Barry Trust the trail offers 15 gardens open to visitors.

On their website you can find information about these unique and special gardens and the many features and facilities on offer.  To help plan your visit each participating garden has given details of its opening times and directions, contact information and a guide to facilities.

Website: www.westcorkgardentrail.com

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