Share the Passion

Romantic Escapades for Two

Here at Cottages for Couples we are big into romance, but… we believe that romance is more than hearts and flowers. To us, romance is about sharing the moment. That could mean watching the sun set together from the top of Lough Hyne hill or sitting together under the stars of a clear, unpolluted West Cork night sky. And, of course, romance is about passion.

We have joined forces with a small number of West Cork people who know a lot about passion. Each of them is passionate about what they do here in West Cork and we at Cottages for Couples invite you to share their passion.

Each of them is recognised as an expert in their field with national and international acclaim and each of them offer you the chance to enjoy a shared experience which we believe will enhance your stay with Cottages for Couples.

Green Wood Chairs

Since 1996 Alison Ospina has been making beautiful sculptural chairs from locally coppiced hazel at her workshop near Skibbereen. During the spring and summer months she teaches one day stool/small table courses + 3 days for making full sized armchairs. If you are staying in [continues...]

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Island Cottage Restaurant & Cookery School

John Desmond and his wife Ellmary Fenton are passionate about food. Every year between the months of June and September the pilgrimage begins from Ireland and beyond to the tiny island of Heir Island in West Cork where they own and run the Island Cottage [continues...]

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Whale Watching

Nic Slocum is a qualified zoologist and a passionate advocate for marine conservation and a leading exponent of responsible whale watching. Nic and Whale Watch West Cork conduct boat based whale and dolphin watching tours departing daily from Baltimore Harbour on board Voyager. With over 30 years’ [continues...]

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Jim Kennedy Fastnet Lighthouse

Atlantic Sea Kayaking

Jim Kennedy is passionate about kayaking. He has raced on the Irish national kayaking team at two sprint and two marathon world championships and is a level 5 Irish Canoe Union sea kayak instructor/coach. He has been Irish and British national sprint and marathon kayak [continues...]

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Irish Island Explorations

Spend a day on Cape Clear Island with your local guide. Ireland’s most southerly community and part of the Gaeltacht. Spending 45 minutes travelling out to North Harbour visitors will experience the raw natural beauty of Roaringwater Bay and Carbery’s Hundred Isles. With views to [continues...]

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