Cork for… Adventurers

The Lonely Planet recently named Ireland as a top destination for adventure vacations. If you’re an adrenaline junkie searching for your next adventure – why not choose Cork?

There are so many activities to choose from, so how do you know what to do? Well, we at Blarney Woollen Mills have made a list of our top 5 places for adventurers to visit and experience. Have fun out there!

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Whale Watching

We’re bringing you down to West Cork for some sea adventures. Whale and dolphin watching is an activity that can be enjoyed by all. Ride the waves, see the magnificent coastline and experience the natural wildlife that the Atlantic ocean has to offer. For more, click here.

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Horse Riding

With the Hop Island Equestrian Centre in Youghal you can go horse riding along the beach. This activity is for all levels of horse riding, so don’t worry if you’re a beginner. For more, please click here.

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Night Time Kayaking

The guys at Atlantic Sea Kayaking offer something a little different, kayaking at night time! Starting one hour before darkness in Castlehaven Bay or Lough Hyne in West Cork this is truly an experience not to be missed. For more more, click here.

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Zip Lining

Farran Woods offers the best zip lining experience for all ages, heights and abilities so there is something for everyone. With 1.2 km of woodland, 5 circuits and 86 activities there is lots to enjoy. For more, please click here.

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Mountain Biking

For the extreme adventure seekers Ballyhoura is the place to go. The 92km trail in Ardpatrick offers a mountain biking experience like no other. Designed by one of the world leaders in mountain biking the trail is the best of its kind and is challenging, twisty, with lots of ups and downs. Click here for more.


Following a day of derring-do don’t forget to pop into Blarney Woollen Mills for some calming retail therapy! 
From the Blarney Woollen Mills team