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Activities in West Cork

Here at Dunowen House we are fortunate to have a wonderful selection of leisure and more energetic pursuits available almost on our doorstep. If you would like to plan an activity in advance of your stay, check out the following or get in touch and we can help put together a programme for you:

Surfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding:

The Lagoon Activity Centre - Stand-up paddle boards, fun-filled floating water park, pedal boats & kayaks. Great family day out. Rosscarbery Lagoon, 10 minutes drive

Inchydoney Surf School - Surf lessons, surf rentals. Suitable for kids and adults. All equipment provided or bring your own. Inchydoney Beach, 5 minutes drive

Sea Kayaking:

Atlantic Sea Kayaking - Day and night time escorted trips, suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers. Expert guidance and highly recommended. Located at Reen Pier Union Hall or Lough Hyne. 30 - 45 minutes drive depending on location booked.

Whale Watching Trips:

Walking & hiking:




Cookery lessons:

Clonakilty - a town of independent retailers

Dunowen House is just 10 minutes drive from the bustling, historic and colourful town of Clonakilty. It is here that we do our shopping for food, amongst a selection of family owned independent retailers offering the highest quality West Cork produce.

It’s a town that literally has a “butcher, baker and candlestick maker”as well as a weekly farmers market, supermarkets, organic whole food shops and a chocolatier.

Clonakilty has a real buzz and energy about it, with a great selection of boutiques, hairdressers, beauticians, gift shops, pharmacies, book stores, florists, galleries and of course traditional Irish pubs - everything you need to treat yourself while you stay.

Food & Recipes

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