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. 

Gardens

Carraig Abhainn Gardens - Durrus County Cork ireland
Carraig Abhainn Gardens
Durrus, Co. Cork
People come from far and wide to visit Wiseman’s emporium, a fine example of a nearly extinct breed of general store, stocking everything imaginable. Visitors - including bridal parties in search of a photogenic spot - also flock to the Wis ...

Golf

The 11th Fairway
Bantry Bay Golf Club
Bantry, Co. Cork
Course Type: Clifftop-Parkland
Founded in 1975, Bantry Bay Golf Club in Co Cork has been described as "one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world" and visitors have long been enthralled by the charms of West Cork and this delightful course. The 6,690 ya ...

Self Catering

Inish Beg Estate - Self Catering Baltimore County Cork Ireland
Inish Beg Estate
Baltimore, Co. Cork
Inish Beg is a beautiful private island estate in West Cork; with a stone bridge connecting Inish Beg to the mainland, a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and ...

What's On

Hosfords Market - Bandon Co Cork - 1st Sunday Each Month
 Hosfords Market

Location: Hosfords Garden Centre, Bandon-Clonakilty Rd (N71). 5 miles west of Bandon

When: 1st Sunday Each Month 12-5pm (April - September)

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Tourist Attractions

Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Heritage Centre in Skibbereen - Skibbereen  County Cork Ireland
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen and is home to the Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition that commemorates the tragic period in the 1840s that is known in Irish Histor ...

Wedding Venues

Inish Beg Estate - Wedding Venue Baltimore County Cork Ireland
Inish Beg
Baltimore, Co. Cork
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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