Way out west

Another full day excursion around the wild west coast of County Cork, keeping clear of the overdone coach routes of the Ring of Kerry. Traveling west from Youghal, bypassing Cork and on to the famous seaside yacht haven of Kinsale, with its winding streets, pretty shops and restaurants. Through the colourful villages of Timoleague and Clonakilty and on to Ross Carbery and Glandore, with their creeks and sandy coves, and through Skibereen on to the spectacular 220m cliffs of Mizen Head. Meander back along the small roads and expect to get lost amid confusing signs (some measured in miles, some in kilometres)- its part of the experience of driving in the Emerald Isle. Everyone will help with directions but they'll expect, in exchange, to learn all about you, where you are from and how you came to be here today.