From Cork to Shannon
|Hayfield Manor - Cork|
- · Cobh (pronounced Cove): Cobh is a town situated on an island in Cork City’s harbour. The second deepest natural harbour in the world, it is known as the Titanic’s last port of call in 1912. The Titanic Experience at Cobh is a visitor attraction in the former White Star Line ticket office, while more displays are available in the Cobh Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre is particularly apt for American visitors; if you claim Irish descent, then there is a good chance that your ancestors left Ireland through Cobh on the south coast of Ireland. Cobh was the departure point for 2.5 million of the six million Irish people who emigrated to North America between 1848 and 1950.
- · The Midleton Distillery and the Jameson Whiskey Experience: a journey through the story and making of Irish whiskey. This distillery operated for 150 years, from 1825 until 1975, when the workers clocked off on a Friday in July, to start work in the new Midleton Distillery the following Monday. Thankfully, the old distillery has been beautifully preserved and it is now one of the most striking and interesting tourist attractions in Ireland.
|Old Head Golf Links - 18th Green & Lighthouse|
|Trump Doonbeg - 18th Green|
Top Tips for a South of Ireland Golf Tour:
- · Kerry Airport: Located only a short drive from Killarney, Kerry Airport is a small facility but is perfect for private jet access, bringing you straight to the heart of the south west and close to the finest links courses.
- · Take a Driver: The wonderful Conor drove us in a spacious Mercedes V Class during our 4 day visit to South West Ireland and the value of his service cannot go unspoken or be underestimated. A driver with luxury vehicle will allow you to sit back, relax and take in the scenery as you are transported swiftly and professionally from one stop to the next. Conor’s knowledge and anecdotes turned a potentially challenging and stressful aspect of our tour into a hugely insightful and memorable time.
- · Consider a Helicopter: With the stunning Wild Atlantic Way coastline and sometimes lengthy distances by road dependant on your itinerary, why not get a bird eye view and reduce your transfer times? A helicopter transfer always proves to be a great addition to any tour, and a flight from Old Head to Waterville or Ballybunion to Lahinch would live long in the memory.