You should definitely check out central or west Cork
We stayed in Bandon (about 45 minutes west of Cork City) at
www.kilbroganhouse.com what a nice place run by Catherine and David, brother an sister. Staying there gave us a real feel for life in a smaller Irish town. From there it is an easy trip to the west. we took the Michael Collins tour with Timothy Crowley. A highlight of our trip. www.michaelcollinscentre.com
Just the three of us and Timothy in our car for about 4 hours.
Shiplake Road, Bandon, Ireland
Good for: Solo
The staff are amazingly friendly and offer good advice on what to have. The portions were huge, just what we needed after a days walking.
it is quite pricey but you really do get what you pay for.
Hats off to Barry and Catherine, the place is great
Favorite Dish: the warm prawn salad is to die for
Any fish, the favourite on the night was John Dory