Going Out

outYou couldn't find a better location from which to explore the South of Ireland.

Driving Tours:

Farran House is perfectly located for touring the South of Ireland. We provide maps with suggested touring routes.

Cork City:

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.

Whale watching:

Excursions can be organised all year round except March, April, May.

Water Sports:

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.

Bus Tours:

Corcorans Executive Travel
l8 College Street, Killarney ~ Tel +353 64 36666
They take the hard work out of the ring of Kerry


Visit our blog for some pictures of where we like to go.