Meet your host Anthony, a charming Irishman with a dry sense of humor at his traditionally-inspired modern smokehouse for your tour and tasting of their award-winning smoked foods. The Ummera smokehouse smokes organically farmed salmon fished from the west coast of Ireland and grown to the highest standards. You will learn about how Anthony cures his salmon using the wet curing process, the same process his father started with in the seventies! Discover how oak sawdust renders a smooth and lovely flavor to their smoked salmon, before you sit down at a farm table outdoors (weather permitting) to taste a variety of their smoked foods, including their smoked duck which won a 3-star gold award! Your smokehouse tour will last about 45 minutes before you enjoy a tasting of smoked salmon and meats at Ummera. Your tasting will be paired with three locally crafted ciders, from a dry sparkling to a sweet cider, all produced by Anthony's brother-in-law at Stonewell Cider.
• 2 hours
Exciting Shore Excursion from Cobh to Blarney Castle, Cork City, Kinsale and Cobh. Bus Tour starts/finishes at your ship and is tailored to suit your docking/sailing times. Our Bus Tour Includes: Admission To The Famous Blarney Castle & Gardens Shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills - The Worlds Largest Irish Store Driving Tour of Unique Cork City Photo Op at Historic Charles Fort Free Time in Picturesque Kinsale for lunch and exploring A Visit To The Magnificent St. Coleman's Cathedral Up to 8 hours Tour day (Tour times are tailored to work with your docking/sailing times) Our bus tour departs/returns right at your ship We're based in Cobh and have over 50 years experience. Our driver/guides are all locals and have lots of interesting facts, fascinating history, fun stories, songs and jokes.
• 8 hours
From the Dock Beach in Kinsale you will Kayak around the outer and inner Harbour seeing the wonderful views Charles Fort and James Fort from the water and learning about the heritage and history of Kinsale.
• 2 hours
Have you wanted to try your hand at making pottery but haven't had time or the opportunity? Why not visit Kinsale Pottery while you're staying in the local area and spend three hours in the pottery with one of our small team of skilled potters? In this session, you will have the chance to make two or three pieces, including the chance to try the potter's wheel. What you make will then be dried, biscuit fired, glazed and glaze fired over a one-week period. You can either drop in and collect your work a week or so later, or it can be shipped at cost. Typically, the cost of shipping is around €15 in Europe and €25 to the US. While you're here, enjoy our fantastic views, and browse for take-home gifts in the Coach House Gallery which exhibits the work of Adrian Wistreich, ceramicist.
• 3 hours
Discover the Wild Atlantic Way and historic Kinsale and west Cork on this 7 hour private luxury tour. Explore the magnificent and scenic Charles "Star Shaped" Fort, uncover the ancient ruins of Timoleague Abbey and wander the colourful, narrow streets and laneways of the medieval town of Kinsale. All this while meandering along the Wild Atlantic Way and rolling countryside of west Cork.
• 7 hours