The Explore West Cork FREE app is available for iPhone and Android and allows users to immediately access up-to-date maps and information for all towns and villages in the area – from history and bio-diversity to activities and services. This app is an indispensable guide to both tourists and locals alike, showing you how to fill your days with fun whether you have a week to explore or just a Sunday afternoon.

Many organisations in West Cork have toiled tirelessly to develop stunning walking routes in every area from Kinsale to Beara and this app brings them together for the first time in one place. With maps and directions you are sure to easily find your way, while guides to flora, fauna and historical sites along the route bring each walk to life.

West Cork is famed for its dramatic landscape which includes mountains, valleys and coastline. Such unspoilt beauty means that in some areas users cannot connect to the internet. To counter this our app comes with integrated Geolocation-driven maps, which will ensure you can always find your way.


Explore West Cork and find some of its hidden gems to be in with a chance of winning one of many amazing prizes. To enter the competition all you have to do is have a fun family day out at 6 out of 10 of our chosen locations, all listed in the walking section of this app.

The competition walks are marked with a flag. Within the description of the walk, you will find a special place, also marked with a flag. Take your photo with the featured location in the background and email ALL 6 photos to with your contact details.

You only need to visit six of the ten locations to enter the draw. The competition closes on July 30.

Competition Prizes...

Hotel Breaks

The Maritime Hotel, Bantry – Spa Indulgence Package
1 night B&B for 2 people with Dinner, a €100 "You Time" Spa Voucher per room and full use of Club Maritime leisure centre.

Dunmore House Hotel, Clonakilty
2 nights B&B in family room plus lunch for 4.

Inchydoney Lodge & Spa, Clonakilty
1 night B&B with full use of the Spa.

An Sugan Guesthouse, Clonakilty
2 nights B&B for 2 people with bottle of Prosecco on arrival.

Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty
1 night B&B for 2 people.

The Emmet Hotel, Clonakilty
1 night B&B for 2 people including dinner.

Family Activities

The Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery
Family Day Pass to Leisure Centre.

Atlantic Sea Kayaking
Guided Nightkayak for 4 people.

Bantry Golf
Green Fees for 4 people.

Inchydoney Surf School
2 hr surfing lesson for 4 people.

Romantic Dinners

O’Connors Seafood Restaurant, Bantry
Dinner for 2 people

Richys Bistro, Clonakilty
Pizza for 2 with bottle of wine.

This app has been created by West Cork People Publications Ltd. with the support of the West Cork Development Partnership.
We would like to thank every individual and community group who shared their knowledge with us in the development of this app.

To advertise your business please contact 023 8835696 or email