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Visit Wild Atlantic Way

Whether you’re seeking an epic adventure or a remote, tranquil getaway, escape to the west coast of Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way, filled with jutting headlands, breathtaking cliffs and stunning green forests.

Dursey Island

Dursey Island is one of the most beautiful and peaceful islands, which can only be accessed via a cable car, situated at the western tip of Beara Peninsula in the west of County Cork, just 2 hours 35 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel.
The island is surrounded by a wide range of seabirds, butterflies, dolphins and whales. There are no shops, pubs or restaurants at Dursey Island. Therefore, visitors are highly advised to bring their own food and water.

Cable Car Times: 3rd October 2016 to June 2017 (Mondays to Saturdays) 9:30am - 10:30am, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Sundays 9:30am – 10:30am, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

Cable Car Fares: Adult Return €8.00 | Child Return €4.00


Mizen Head

Mizen Head is one of the signature key discovery points on the Wild Atlantic Way, located in Goleen, just 2 hours 15 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel. Walk along the iconic bridge, while admiring the spectacular views of the coast, Sheep’s Head and Beara Peninsulas. Check out the magnificent ocean for whales and dolphins while birdwatching at the same time.  

Prices: Adult €6.00 | Senior/Student €4.50 | Child (under 12) €3.50 | Child (under 5) Free | Family (2 adults + 3 children) €18.00 | Groups (10 and over) less 10%

Opening Times: Daily mid-March, April, May, September, October 10:30am – 5:00pm | Daily June, July, August 10:00am – 6:00pm | Weekends November to mid-March 11:00am – 4:00pm

Address: Mizen Head Head Signal Station, Goleen, West Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 28 35115 or +353 (0) 28 35225

Old Head of Kinsale

Come along to visit the first signature discovery point on this stunning coastal journey at Old Head of Kinsale, just 1 hour 5 minutes from Great National Commons Inn Hotel. Experience the gorgeous views from the top of the Signal Tower and visit the historic Lusitania Museum with your special someone, family, friends or as an individual.

Opening Times: October (Saturdays & Sundays) - 10:00am to 6:00pm. Closed from November until March 2017.

Address: Lusitania Museum/Old Head Signal Tower, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0) 21 4191285

Hillwalk Tours

From the stunning Cliffs of Moher to the Galway landscape and the Lakes of the Kerry Way, a hiking trip in Ireland combines overnight stays with some of the best scenery in the world. Even more picturesque than Dingle and more remote than Kerry itself, the Beara Peninsula is the best-kept secret in this beautiful region of Ireland

Follow this link for more information and to plan your very own tour.

Explore attractions such as Fota Wildlife Park, Camden Fort Meagher, Cork City Gaol plus much more.  

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Several exciting activities are available near the hotel such as golf, equestrian, cycling, fishing and more.

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Enjoy a great family day out at places such as Rumley's Open Farm, Zipit Forest Adventures plus lots more.

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