You couldn't find a better location from which to explore the South of Ireland.
Farran House is perfectly located for touring the South of Ireland. We provide maps with suggested touring routes.
Cork is Ireland's second city and the European city of culture for 2005 and it is just 15 minutes from Farran House. We provide maps and details of its the shops, restaurants, galleries and museums.
Horse riding :
-Blarney Riding Centre, (20 mins)021 4385854
-Kinsale Equestrian Centre, (35 mins) www.kinsale-equstrian.ie
-Ballinadee Stables (35 mins)
Bandon, Co Cork 0214778152
Greyhound racing :
Cork Greyhound Race Co. Ltd (10 mins)
Curraheen Park, Curraheen,
Cork (021) 4543095
Wednesday,Thursday and Saturday evenings
Water-skiing (15 mins):
Cork Powerboat and Waterski Club
Agherinagh, Dripsey, Cork, Ireland
Phone: 021 733 4605
Coolmain (40 mins)
Rosscarberry (50 mins) Swimming:
Farran wood - Lake swimming (5 mins)
Leisure World, Bishopstown (10 mins)
The Leisure World facility comprises of a 6-lane 25m swimming pool, gym, aerobic and steam room. Tel: 4346505} Whale Watching:
Whale and dolphin migratory paths pass through the waters off the West Cork Coastline.
Excursions can be organised all year round except March, April, May.
Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre (40 mins)
Tel. 021 477 2896.
Sea Fishing (30 mins):
A boat leaves Crosshaven daily at 10:00am and returns at 4:00pm, costs around 60 Euro per person including the hire of all fishing gear.
Telephone: 021 4831843
Clay Pigoen Shooting (20 mins):
Lock Stock and Barrel
Waterfall, Cork Tel 021 488 5260
This part of Cork is rich in castles, stone circles and standing stones, we have books at the house.
Corcorans Executive Travel
l8 College Street, Killarney ~ Tel +353 64 36666
They take the hard work out of the ring of Kerry