Glengarriff Things to do

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The Glengarriff Theatre Group presents Don’t Dress For Dinner
by Marc Camoletti

Charity Performance:
Thu 18th June – 08:30pm Doors open at 8:00PM in Glengarriff Village Hall, This performance will be in aid of the Niall Mellon township trust.

Final Performance:
Fri 3rd July – 08:30pm Coinciding with Maureen O’Hara Golf Classic. Doors open at 8:00PM in Glengarriff Village Hall.

Glengarriff Theatre Group

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Glengarriff Theatre Group is a vibrant amateur drama group that strives to deliver great entertainment.

Performances are typically two act plays and generally are performed in Glengarriff Village Hall.

Contact:
Web: www.gtg.ie

South West Charters

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

South West Charters. Fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching trips all from the pier in Glengarriff aboard the MV Bouy Wonder.

Contact
Tel: 087 2415210
Web: www.southwestcharters.ie

Glengarriff Golf Club

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Glengarriff Golf Club is set amidst mountain scenery of breathtaking beauty, overlooking the world renowned Garnish Island and Bantry Bay. The club was founded in 1934 and the nine hole course is surrounded by one of the few remaining ancient Oak forests of Ireland.

The Club House was opened in 1989 by the Club’s Honorary President, Dr Maureen O’Hara.
Visitors are always welcome, and generally may play all day. Clubs are available for hire

The course is Nine holes, with a par thirty three.

Contact
Tel: 027 63150
Web: www.glengarriffgolfclub.com

Note – I’ve just come across Miss Designer Golf which is a great place for discounted ladies golf clothes online!

Glengarriff Woods

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Glengarriff Woods is a woodland wonderland. The woods comprise a large area of wooded lanscape part of which is managed as a Nature Reserve by The National Parks and Wildlife Service.

There are a series of walks and trails in the Nature reserve that are well maintained by the staff. The Nature Reserve is located jsut outside the village on the Kenmare Road.

The Canrooska River flows through the woods and is a beautiful backdrop to many of the trails. The woods are situated in a deep rough glacial valley which opens out into Bantry Bay. The woods were originally part of the estates of the Earl of Bantry and were greatly enhanced by Richard, the 1st Earl of Bantry, when he planted many of the oaks in the wodds between 1807-1810.

The woods are composed mainly of Sessile Oak, Holly, Birch and Rowan, with some Alder and Willows on the wetter areas. Arbutus occur usually as individuals on the borders on rock outcrops. Yew is occasional. Some fine specimens of old Scots Pine occur also as well as some Beech and some exotics such as Eucalyptus.

The Ewe Gallery

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The Ewe Sculpture Gallery is just outside the town on the Kenmare Road (about a 5 -10 min drive). The main attraction is the sculpture garden, the brain child of artist Sheena Woods and her husband Kurt. It’s a wonderful spot, with art intermingled with amazing gardens and natural beauty.

There are a range of activities also for visitors of all ages. There are games around the garden, from Solitaire to chess, or the Ewe Create areas, where you can create your own natural sculptures out of sticks and stones.

The Ewe Scupture Gallery

The Ewe Scupture Gallery

For a rainy day visitors can make their own unique jewellery and gifts in “Infinite” – the exciting new ‘Ewe Create’ bead workshop next to the cafe. Alternatively, you can read your paper in peace over a cup of coffee in the sheltered garden cafe.

Contact
Tel:
027 63840
Web: www.theewe.com

Sea Kayaking West Cork

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Sea Kayaking West Cork run wonderful kayaking trips from Glengarriff. These guided trips are suitable for all levels and include a visit to the seal colony and a stop off at some of the most scenic spots in west cork.

Contact
Tel: 086 3284182
Web: www.seakayakingwestcork.com

Bamboo Park

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Bamboo Park is a unique exotic garden in Glengarriff. As the name suggests there are wonderful bamboo gardens, with a variety of Bamboo species and palms, complimented by a beautiful shoreside location.

Contact
Tel: 027 63007
Web: www.bamboo-park.com

Glengarriff Tours

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Gene O’Sullivan of Glengarriff Tours offers a customised tour service. With capacity for up to 25 they offer everything from tours for groups to personalised trips for individuals. With knowledgeable drivers and a very flexible service Gene can pick you up at any airport and show you Ireland in comfort.

Contact
Tel: +353 27 63060
Web: www.glengarrifftours.ie

Wanderlust

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Wanderlust organise a variety of activities in the area, from rambling and hill walks to nordic walking to botanical tours to sweat lodges!

Contact
Tel: 027 63609
Web: www.wanderlust.ie