Summer in Cork

7 August 2018
By Mary Bermingham


Chill Insurance recently released a series of eBooks discussing the amazing drives around Ireland. Cork featured in many of the eBooks for offering plenty of cultural, beautiful, and musical drives.

If you are struggling for places to go this summer then one of these wonderful spots may be for you.

The Beara Peninsula

Making an appearance in the Hidden Drives eBook is The Beara Peninsula, which was described as “one of Ireland’s best roadtrips” by

The Beara Peninsula starts at West Cork and ends in Kerry, running along the south-west coast of Ireland. The Peninsula reaches out into the ocean, offering amazing views of its rugged coastline. This area of Ireland has attracted artists and poets for decades as its natural views leave much to the imagination.

Inniscarra Dam
For those more interested in the history of music then Inniscarra Dam may be the place to go. According to a survey of 1,000 Irish residents this destination came out as the third most popular music video location people would most like to visit.

These 530 hectares are also known as Inniscarra Lake and is a great place for a bit of coarse angling and is a peaceful spot for taking in the scenery.

Other music videos that attract tourism in Cork are Hozier’s ‘Take Me To Church, and Caribou’s ‘Our Love’.

Timoleague to Kinsale
Recommended by the village of Timoleague is a great place to start your journey along the famous coast of the Old Head of Kinsale. This driving route is filled with photo opportunites.

Before starting your journey explore the village of Timoleague, with ruins of a 13th century abbey and plenty of restaurants to fill your belly before travel you’ll have a wonderful day.

For more information about amazing drives to take this summer, try the latest Travel with Chill magazine

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