Shopping locally or further afield is full of unexpected treasures in this part of Ireland. In Cork, Brown Thomas curates the best of international and Irish fashion. Closer to home, you can visit ‘I am of Ireland’ — a traditional Irish cottage with views of the Comeragh mountains, which is great for arts and crafts. County Waterford is world-renowned for its Waterford Crystal store, as well as artisan food boutiques.

The Ardmore Cliff Walk loops five kilometres around the village, passing local landmarks including Ardmore Round Tower and the twelfth-century cathedral. Sweeping sea views offer a lookout point for dolphins and whales, as well as birdlife including peregrine falcons. Foraging expeditions and guided hikes along the coastline can be arranged with our chefs and walking experts.