Be Our Guest 2019

Ireland’s South offers a glorious mix of scenery, culture and spirit. Encompassing parts of both Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, there is much to discover in the diverse counties of Carlow, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. If it’s a city break you’re after, look no further than Cork with its waterside streets, relaxed atmosphere, mix of great shops, eateries and bustling nightlife. Head out to kiss the Blarney Stone, or learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the world’s one-time largest ship at the Titanic Experience, Cobh. If the Wild Atlantic Way is your plan, the route begins in Kinsale, weaving its way through lively towns such as Clonakilty and Baltimore. Whale and dolphin watching are popular in these waters from May to November, with plenty of opportunity for trips to the islands of Roaring Water Bay. Seafaring traditions are very much alive along the Mizen, Sheep’s Head and Beara Peninsulas. These areas are rich with natural wonders, fishing villages, walking trails and clues to past ways of life such as deserted mining posts and old milk churn collection points. The Beara Peninsula is also where Cork leads into Kerry, with the Ring of Kerry the best-known coastal loop here, combining awesome scenery with ancient heritage, super-fresh seafood and exciting towns and villages as it circles the Iveragh Peninsula. 42 Be Our Guest