Join local guides for a walk and lunch on gorgeous Cape Clear Island in West Cork!
Arrive on Cape Clear island and head to Sean Rua’s Restaurant. There you will meet local historian and archaeologist, Diarmuid Ó Driscéoil for a walk around this beautiful landscape. Cape Clear Bird Observatory warden, Sam Bailey and biologist, Dr. Geo Oliver will also be joining you! Good walking shoes are a must.
This event is part of the ‘A Taste of West Cork’ food festival.
Meet at Baltimore Pier at 10:30am and brave the waters of Roaringwater Bay, heading out to Cape Clear Island. Payment for this event will be made on board the ferry.
After the walk visitors have two options:
Option 1: More energetic visitors can head up the hill to visit Mara farm, a working island farm, with native Irish breeds of cattle, ponies, and pigs, along with free range ducks, hens and guinea fowl. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea and a freshly baked scone in the farm shop. After visiting the farm, walk to the Heritage Centre to meet the walkers from Option 2.
Option 2: Take a slow meander back to North Shore where a bus will be on hand to drive to the Heritage Centre to meet up with walkers from Option 1.
All walkers will then head to North Harbour for a delicious bowl of West Cork Seafood Chowder served with Kelp bread and Fiona’s Brown Soda Bread. Dessert? Yes! A bowl of ice cream awaits you. This ice cream is homemade and includes handpicked Sea Grass and Bladderwrack, as well as banana and raspberry.
Depart Cape Clear via ferry at 4.30pm.