Established in 1998, ANAM CARA Writer's and Artist's Retreat provides a vibrant oasis where artists from all over the world can get away from it all and let their artistry take center stage. In the comfortable setting at ANAM CARA, novels can be crafted, poetry can be composed and paintings can be created. The setting is superb, with views of Coulagh Bay in the foreground, artist rave about staying here. See for yourself. www.anamcararetreat.com
Golfing in Ireland
Check out Ireland's best - Padraig Harrington, winner of the 2007 & 2008 British Open! Some may say he is a "tortured tinkerer" or a "swing savant", I say Padraig is a superb golfer and all around nice fellow.
See where he's playing next at http://padraigharrington.com
Biking in Ireland
“Ireland, especially the rural West, is a cyclist's dream.” So says Bicycling magazine, and you will surely agree. There's an endless network of winding back roads where lazy sheep are often your only company. Using secondary roads this company is a seasoned veteran in the bike touring business. Check them out at www.bikevt.com and tell them Nora Nora sent you! Want to do your own trip? Many Bed and Breakfast establishments will take your luggage on to the next stop, it's a new option for bikers and hikers, just ask!
Hiking in Ireland
Looking for an outdoor experience that will plug you right into Ireland’s most beautiful scenery, history and culture? If you enjoy being active, check out the various hikes or "ways" found throughout Ireland. Well marked and always an adventure, this is a great way to go!
Places to Stay
A wonderful bed and breakfast in Eyeries, West Cork is the Coulagh Bay House run by Therese and John O'Neill. It is the perfect place to stay while in the Beara area. Therese serves the best Irish breakfast around, including Tessie's homemade brown bread! The view above is from the B&B and just spectacular! It's close to golf, fishing, horse riding, hill walking, as well as a 5 minute walk to the center of Eyeries village. Along the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way...See for yourself and tell Therese Nora Nora sent you! www.coulaghbayhouse.com