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Shrine to Saint Gobnait - Bees and Cures
The Coolea/Ballyvourney area has strong links with Saint Gobnait, the sixth century saint who founded her convent here. She was reputed to be a skilled bee-keeper and, according to local tradition and history she cured the ailments of her own monastic community and the people of West Cork. It is said that she kept a terrible plague away from Coolea and Ballyvourney.
There is still widespread local devotion to Saint Gobnait with pilgrimages to her shrine in February and at Whitsun. Her statue, outside the cemetery, portrays her as a beekeeper and the remains of her convent include Saint Gobnait`s house and church, her grave and a holy well.

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Cruises Through Carbery’s Isles
Take a day trip with West Cork Coastal Cruises and experience the amazing scenery around the Isles of Carbery, from Baltimore to Schull and to the Gaeltacht island of Cape Clear with it’s unspoilt charm. Birdwatching, whale, turtle, dolphin and shark watching are some of the highlights of this trip.

Ciaran O`Driscoll
Teil/Tel: 028 39153
Fón Póca/Mobile: 087 680760
Seoladh/Address: Baltimore, County Cork

Cailín Oír Ferry and Cruise Service, Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co Cork.
Tel: + 353(0)86 3465110 Website: Email:


West Cork Coastal Cruises, Cape Clear Island.
Tel: +353(0)28 39153 • Email:
Karycraft Ferries, Schull. Tel: +353(0)28 28278

An Gaisceanán,
Boat tours offering whale, dolphin and bird watching trips as well as historical tours. Diving and fly fishing trips also available.
Tel: +353(0)28 39182/086 8123779, Email:

Edman Collection, Toy Soldier Factory,  Kilnamartyra. Tel: +353(0)26 40222.
Visitors can choose from a series of exclusively hand crafted collectable gifts including Chess Sets, Irish Military Figurines and Lord of the Rings figures and see the highly detailed painting and manufacturing process of these miniatures.


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