Leap, Co. Cork
Leap (Leim Ui Dhonnabhain in Irish) is a village that is located about an hours drive West of Cork city. It is in the parish of Kilmacabea which also includes Glandore village. Its full Irish name means "O'Donovan's Leap" and is derived from the story of a chieftain called O'Donovan, who was pursued by English soldiers, but escaped them by jumping across a ravine at the bottom of the village. The name is pronounced "lepp" and not "leep."
Leap is used as a base for travelling around West cork and for sampling local tourist attractions including horse riding, various water sports, walking, golfing etc. nearby (30min) villages/towns are Skibbereen, Baltimore, Castletownsend, Union Hall, Glandore, Rosscarbery, Drinagh and Clonakilty.