The river regains its normal size after the dam in Inniscarra, and lazily flows past Ballincollig and into
that flow from the top of the mountains into this lake. See
- Go fishing
in Lough Allua
and the reservoirs of Carrigadrohid and Inniscarra for great coarse fishing especially pike and bream.
the Lee Valley
from Cork to Gougane Barra on a marked cycle route.
- Horse riding
at Lee Valley Equestrian Centre
- Visit the Market town of Macroom
,especially on Tuesday
(situated half way between Cork and Killarney) and see Macroom Castle once owned by Sir William Penn founder of the State of Pennsylvania!
- Make toy soldiers in the Prince August Toy Soldier Factory
in Killnamartra, a great day out. Prince August is Ireland’s only Toy Soldier Factory
, and has an impressive display of pewter pieces which include, toy soldiers, chess sets, Irish Historical miniatures and Lord of the Rings figurines.
Why not organise a one to one, private painting workshops minimum 3 children/adults per working class.
- Do a day trip to Blarney Castle
, near Cork city and kiss the Blarney stone to get the ‘gift of the gab
.’- we did...!
- Walkabout in Cork city
and visit St. Finbarr’s Cathedral
, The Glucksman Gallery in UCC, ring the bells in Shandon
, Art in the Crawford Gallery,or a walking trip of Cobh
and a trip to the Titanic exhibition, all in a days 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 goes on.
- 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- we love Cafe Idaho
in Cork, out the back door of Brown Thomas, best coffee and chocolate cake in the city. Say hi to Mairead and Richard who will look after you very well.