South of Ireland hiking tour – Day 3

Cahir Castle is one of Ireland’s oldest, largest and best-preserved castles. Built over 800 years ago on a rocky island in middle of the River Suir, the castle’s history includes the Norman invasion and capture by the Earl of Essex in 1599. After exploring the castle we make our way to the outskirts of Cork City for lunch before continuing on to Glengarriff on the rugged Beara Peninsula. We hike in the spectacular Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve, nestled in the sheltered glen between the Caha Mountains and Bantry Bay. Afterwards we journey to Castletownbere, a small, colorful town that is the largest whitefish port in Ireland thanks to its location overlooking Berehaven Harbour. All meals included.

Hiking: 2.5 miles, 1+ hour. Terrain: Forest paths and coastal trails with 225′ ascent. Driving: 5 hours.