A gang of us headed for a weekend recently, we’d been planning since April & had initially decided on Kerry but turns out getting a house to accommodate 6 adults, 4 kids & an infant was easier said than done!

We came across Driftwood House, near Skibbereen in West Cork.  Usually a hostel, we got a really great deal on exclusive use of the house for the weekend.  The house is modern & quirky at the same time with plenty of room

The Saturday dawned bright & clear so we headed off towards Mizen Head, stopping just outside Schull on the way & then in Schull for lunch.  It was our first time in Mizen Head.

The next stop was Barleycove beach, recommended by the hostel owner, a fabulous clean & safe beach, where the kids played happily until it it was time for food.  Back at the lodge, we

Back at the house we sent the boys into Skibbereen to forage for food (the 3 in 1 in Skibbereen had a great choice so we got pizza, chicken & Indian, the food was gorgeous & very reasonable).

We were sorry to be going the next morning but we were packed & on the road by 11.30am, headed for Clonakilty.  There we took in the Clonakilty Railway Village, complete with a ride on the Road Train.  We spent hours there, well worth a visit & again, very reasonable price for the tickets.

Taegan enjoying the Road Train trip!

Then it was into Clonakilty for dinner & homeward bound after a great weekend!

Useful links

http://www.driftwoodhouseireland.com/Welcome.html

http://www.mizenhead.net/

http://www.modelvillage.ie/

http://www.westcorktourism.com/

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