The river regains its normal size after the dam in Inniscarra, and lazily flows past Ballincollig and into
appear all over the mountainsides and come crashing down to the lake. See J.J. Callanan in the "
- Go fishing
in Lough Allua
and the reservoirs of Carrigadrohid and Inniscarra; perfect for coarse fishing, especially for pike and bream.
the Lee Valley
from Cork to Gougane Barra on a marked cycle route.
- Go Horse riding
at the Lee Valley Equestrian Centre
- Visit the market town of Macroom
(situated half way between Cork and Killarney) and see Macroom Castle once owned by Sir William Penn, founder of the State of Pennsylvania! Tuesday is market day, so particularly recommended.
- Make toy soldiers in the Prince August Toy Soldier Factory
in Killnamartyra, a great day out. Prince August is Ireland’s only Toy Soldier Factory
and has an impressive display of pewter pieces, including toy soldiers, chess sets, Irish historical miniatures and Lord of the Rings figurines. One-to-one, private painting workshops (minimum 3 children/adults per working class) can be arranged.
- Do a day trip to Blarney Castle
, near Cork city and kiss the Blarney stone to get the ‘gift of the gab
’- we did...!
- Walk around Cork city
and visit St Finbarr’s Cathedral
, the Glucksman Gallery in UCC and the Crawford Gallery; ring the bells in Shandon
or explore Cobh
and visit the Titanic exhibition - all in a day's trip from Gougane.
- Go waterskiing
in Carrigadrohid, kayak
in the city, birdwatch
in the Gearagh, sail
in the harbour, go bowling
in the city. The list of options is endless...
- Shop till you drop in the friendly city of Cork with all the top brands available.
- Sample some of the many speciality foods
this valley has to offer in great locations like the English Market
and many great restaurants and cafés around Cork city.