Things to do in Courtmacsherry

Courtmacsherry is the perfect place for a really relaxing holiday, and is ideally located as a central touring base while visiting the south coast of Ireland. Here are some of the activities/facilities available locally:

Courtmacsherry is well known as a sea angling centre, (Courtmacsherry Sea Angling Centre) and places and equipment can be booked by the day on state-of-the-art boats, fishing shark and wreck fishing. Mackerel fishing may be enjoyed off the rocks in summer, and stocked lakes, plus famous sea trout and salmon rivers, with day licence, are only a few miles away.

Boating & Windsurfing
Courtmacsherry bay attracts yachts and pleasure boats in summer and there is a pontoon mooring at the new pier. The bay is a popular windsurfing venue. Seals are commonly sighted in Courtmacsherry bay, while dolphins and even whales (in the outer harbour) are sometimes seen.

Bird Watching
In autumn, winter and spring, Courtmacsherry Bay holds up to 22,000 and migrant birds. Guided educational wildlife walks are organised from Courtmacsherry on both costal and inland routes by renowned wildlife expert and author. Guide books are available locally.

Horse Riding & Pony Trekking

Horse riding and pony trekking is available at a number of nearby venues.Here there is a choice of quite county road routes, forest and woodland trekking or a relaxing canter on the sandy beach.

The area is wonderful for walkers, with routes following the wild, magnificent scenery of The Seven Heads - detailed route guide books with maps are available locally. There are a range of routes from family walks to the more strenuous rugged country climbs. Behind the village is a most beautiful walk through a costal woodland route, which is renowned for its beauty, especially in evening as the sun sets over Courtmacsherry bay.

The white sandy coves at Wood Point and Dunworley are ideal for picnicking, and swimming. These sheltered beaches are perfect for families and with easy access these clear blue Atlantic waters will relax and energise you.

Gym & Tennis
There are sophisticated gym facilities at Timoleague (5 minutes) and hardcourt and lawn court tennis is nearby.

Golf course/Pitch and Putt
Four golf courses are within easy distance, including the spectacular Old Head of Kinsale - course. Courses in Bandon, Dunmore and Lisselan are also very highly rated. Pitch and put courses are nearby in Clonakilty.

Gaelic Football and Hurling
On spring and summer evenings, visitors can find local teams playing Irish sports, especially hurling, comogie, Gaelic football and road bowling. Gaelic hurling is regarded as the fastest field sport in the world so for those who have not seen this game played before, it can be quite an experience.