Ballylickey, Co. Cork

Ballylickey (Irish: Béal Átha Leice) is a charming village at the very heart of Bantry Bay near Bantry, County Cork. The Ovane river flows into Bantry Bay at Ballylickey. Ballylickey is known for its stunning scenery, its unspoilt environment and the genuine warmth of its welcome and is outside the busy tourist trail which makes it even more attractive.

The area is a haven for walkers with some of the finest walking country in Ireland. From ambling in quiet county lanes to strenuous hikes in the rugged Caha or Sheehy mountain ranges. offering some while

Nearby Sheep's head and "Goats Path"  and the magnificent Beara Peninsula provide a lovely drive from Ballylickey with plenty of vistas awaiting around every corner.

Bantry town - home of Bantry House,  where the Earls of Bantry have resided since 1739 - is just five minutes away and has some excellent craft shops. Glengarriff and Bantry Park provide a couple of testing courses for golfers, while there is sea angling nearby and salmon and trout fishing in season.

Ballylickey Manor House (+353 (0) 275 0071) is a worthwhile place to visit, built over 300 years ago as a shooting lodge, it was fondly restored in the 1940s, and guided tours of the grounds and house are provided.  Ballylickey is close to the West Cork Garden Trail which offers many beautiful private and public gardens.

Gardens

Cois Cuain Gardens - Bantry County Cork Ireland
Cois Cuain Gardens
Bantry, Co. Cork
Gardening in West Cork is definitely different. The Walshes may have had to use a pick axe rather than a spade to plant in their seaside garden but growing conditions, thanks to the greenhouse climate of the Gulf Stream, are incredible. Tender pl ...

Golf

Ring of Kerry Golf Club - County Kerry Ireland
Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Parkland
The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole parkland course that measures 6,814 yards off the back tees. The course is one of the finest in Ireland and is scenically situated between the Macgillycuddy Reeks and Caha mountains overlook ...

Self Catering

Rolfs Cottages - Self Catering - Baltimore County Cork ireland
Rolfs Cottages
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Built around a courtyard and set in mature grounds and gardens, all of the Self-Catering Holiday Cottages have their own garden patio and a front terrace. From here, you can enjoy views of the distant hills (with a historic Spanish tower) to the ...

What's On

Kenmare Farmers Market - County Kerry
Kenmare Farmers Market

An Cro, Bridge Street, Kenmare, County Kerry

Wednesdays - Sunday 10-6pm. (7 days during July and August)

Tourist Attractions

Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Heritage Centre in Skibbereen - Skibbereen  County Cork Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
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Wedding Venues

Inish Beg Estate - Wedding Venue Baltimore County Cork Ireland
Inish Beg
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Inish Beg is a private island estate in beautiful West Cork Ireland - just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving centres. The wedding venues hosts ...
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