Baltimore in West Cork
Baltimore West Cork ia a traditional fishing village with a steeped in a rich maritime past...
Only a 15 minutes drive (20 minutes by bus) from Skibbereen lies Baltimore, a traditional Irish coastal fishing village with a rich maritime past featuring tales of Pirates and local kings. It is a prime location for visitors to dive into all manner of water based and inland West Cork activities on their holiday.
Being a fishing village along one of West Corks stunning coastlines, the sea plays a huge role in the culture and attractions of Baltimore. For visitors to the village watersport activities such as sailing, angling, diving, and whale watching in West Cork are key draws. Scuba diving in particular is noteworthy, the waters off Baltimore being home to many underwater shipwrecks notably Kowloon Bridge. Its immediate proximity to the Carbery Hundred Isles such as Cape Clear, Sherkin and Heir island make it the main destination and ferry port for island hopping with ferries heading out there regularly all year round. Inland there is plenty afoot activity with lively pubs and restaurants serving good food and drink, and a number of sights including Dun Na Sead castle, and Baltimore Beacon to take in on ones travels. Irelands unique marine lake Lough Hyne is also close at hand.
Aside from its coastal draws, access to the islands, inland sights and walks, and lively village atmosphere another reason to visit Baltimore are its many festivals. The Fiddle Fair, Wooden Boat festival, O’Driscoll Clan Gathering which celebrate the villages unique traditions and heritage sit alongside festivals such as the West Cork Deep Sea Angling festival and many regattas (sailing and rowing competitions) which take advantage of its coastal location. When choosing from the selection of hotels near Baltimore West Cork look no further than our hotel in West Cork. A visit to Baltimore just 15 minutes drive from the West Cork Hotel, the leading B&B in Skibbereen, will allow you to take in all the many draws of the coastline and surrounding seas and islands as well as sample the warm hospitality of the local pubs and restaurants in Skibbereen.