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Autumn Activities To Enjoy In West Cork

Planning a trip to West Cork and looking for local activities? Look no further than our carefully curated list of things to do in West Cork this Autumn.


Running right past our hotel is the wonderful River Ilen, which provides the perfect back-drop for Autumnal walks, leading you on to the Drimoleague Heritage Loop. Another popular trail is the Glanatnaw Walk, the Deelish Cascades Walk and Alpaca Walk, which is an ideal family stroll with a chance to meet the alpacas!

River Fishing

For those who enjoy fishing, there’s nothing better than a trip to West Cork, where the local anglers club can advise on the best spots to go to.

Trace Your Ancestors

If you’d prefer an indoor activity, why not trace your West Cork heritage at the local genealogy centre? This activity is perfect for those who are visiting with roots in West Cork.

Model Railway Village

The Model Railway Village in Clonakilty is the perfect activity to enjoy with all the family. It is Ireland’s only Model Village and has working miniature trains to delight and entertain visitors of all ages. While it is open all year round, it’s best to check the website for their Autumn/Winter opening hours. Website: https://www.modelvillage.ie/

Stop Off For A Bite To Eat

After your West Cork adventures, you’re sure to have built up an appetite. We highly recommend a visit to the Good Things Café and Cookery School for some great food and the opportunity to learn from expert chefs in West Cork.

West Cork Farmers Markets

Before your trip home, perhaps you would like to take home some local produce or crafts with you to remember your holiday. West Cork is famous for its wonderful food and lively art scene, meaning there are a number of markets to choose from. Enjoy a trip to Skibbereen Farmers Market on a Saturday, Schull Country Market on a Sunday, as well as a host of other markets on Thursdays and Fridays.

So there you have it, the perfect Autumn trip to West Cork!