Visitor Guide - Overview
A surprise for those visiting Rosscarbery for the first time is that it is a city – A Cathedral City!
Rosscarbery is idyllically located overlooking a sandy inlet along the rugged West Cork coastline. It would be hard to come by a more picturesque surrounding with such history as Rosscarbery has to offer.
Rosscarbery is an ideal base for touring the South West of Ireland, centrally located for day trips within the Cork and Kerry regions.
Calm and tranquil are two words that are very appropriate when describing this haven of beauty. However it offers a lively pub scene as well as some top class restaurants in the charming square with their traditional shop and pub fronts. A traditional farmers market with local food produce is held here every Saturday morning.
Rosscarbery is rich in history and has been home to famous and distinguished people over the years, from St. Fachtna back in the 6th century, to the very famous O’Donovan Rossa, Michael Collins, and Tom Barry in more recent years.
Irish traditions are also very evident in Rosscarbery, from the strong Gaelic Athletic Association, to traditional music in the local bars. The historic Horse Fair is an annual event held on August 26th..
For the tourist who is not overly interested in our history but just want to relax, Rosscarbery is the perfect location. The coastline provides many scenic walks from a simple stroll along the sandy beaches to a hike along the cliff walks.
The surrounding region is endlessly entertaining for day and evening pursuits..If you like swimming or just relaxing by the sea, the selection of beaches and coastline will take your breath away! The Warren blue flag beach is a popular swimming resort. Here also are two pitch and putt courses adjacent to the sand dunes situated on the shores of Rosscarbery Bay.
For those who want to explore further into the Atlantic, than is possible from the local beaches, the area offers deep sea fishing trips as well as whale and dolphin watching.
Or For those who prefer to stay on dry land, Rosscarbery is a sanctuary for bird watching – of particular interest are the large flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover which winter here.
In welcoming you to Rosscarbery, we hope your vacation will be one to remember. The people of Rosscarbery are proud of their town and pride themselves in making it a place worth visiting. So should you just wish to relax and be pampered in the local hairdressers and beauticians, have a rejuvenating massage, visit the Art Gallery, do a little shopping in the local burgeoning Craft Shop, Rosscarbery has it to offer?
Excellent accommodation is available in Rosscarbery, - ranging from a Hotel to Bed & Breakfasts to Self Catering accommodation. All of these come assured with a warm West Cork welcome..
Rosscarbery is regarded as one of the premier holiday resorts in the Southwest.
Ideal for a weekend break or a longer stay at any time of the year, the people of Rosscarbery are waiting to welcome you!