You have without doubt heard about the Ring of Kerry, but today you will embark on the Ring of Cork Heritage Trail – All the beauty but none of the traffic of the Ring of Kerry.
Your first stop is the Titanic Experience in Cobh. This is one of the best experiences on tour giving you a really personal take on the tragedy that was the Titanic’s maiden voyage. It made its last port of call in Cobh and went on to seal its fate on the Atlantic ocean.
Next up is the Jameson Distillery in Midleton. Only a short drive from Ballycotton this is the perfect opportunity to learn how Ireland’s favorite whiskey is crafted. From the smoky taste of black barrel to the oaky flavors of the original this is perfect for the whiskey connoisseur in your group.
We will veer off the Ring of Cork to stay at our next destination – The Gourmet Capital of Ireland – Kinsale. You will enjoy some down time here wandering around the colorful streets and laneways. The town also has a great tradition of poetry, silver, gold and glassware manufacturing which can be seen throughout its local shops and galleries – boasting local talented artists.
Get a great night’s sleep in your locally run guesthouse this evening.
Total driving distance & time: 70km – 1 hour 30 minutes, excluding stops