Cape Clear Island
Get a taste for Cape Clear on an island tour as part of the Taste of West Cork Festival 2016
On arrival on Cape Clear, head to Sean Rua’s Restaurant where you’ll meet local historian and archaeologist, Diarmuid Ó Driscéoil, Cape Clear Bird Observatory warden, Sam Bailey and biologist, Dr. Geoff Oliver who will host a guided walk on this unique island.
After the walk, visitors have two options.
The 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, 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 Cape Clear Heritage Centre, to meet the walkers from Option 2.
Take a slow meander back to North Shore where a bus will be on hand to drive you to the Heritage Centre to meet up with walkers from Option 1.
All walkers will then walk to North Harbour for a delicious bowl of Sorrel Soup served with kelp bread, followed by a Carrigeen moss and blackberry coulis pudding.
Depart Cape Clear on ferry at 4.30pm.
The event will cost €25pp inc. lunch, guided tour, and bus. Ferry to be paid on boarding. The ferry to Cape Clear will leave Baltimore Harbour at 10:30am.
Check out the whole Taste of West Cork Festival programme on the islands here