The pretty waterside villages of Union Hall/Glandore burst into life in summer when fleets of yachts tack into the shelter of the Glandore Harbour inlet. A tangle of back roads meander across the area; you should, too.

Union Hall, 2.7km southwest of Glandore via a long, narrow causeway over the estuary, was named after the 1801 Act of Union, which abolished the separate Irish parliament. The 1994 film War of the Buttons, about two battling gangs of youngsters, was filmed here.

Union Hall Village Website

Fish Shop

Union Hall smoked salmon is renowned. You can buy it here at this factory outlet, along with fresh catches and live shellfish.

Fullers Centra Store

Our local store, with everything you need in fresh locally sourced artisan food.

Owned and ran by Noel and Ingrid Fuller, renowned for its wonderful variety of home baking, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh and cooked meats. The store has a full wine and beer licence. It has an ATM within the store and a wide variety of non food stock. All daily Newspapers and weekly Magazines available.

Dinty’s Bar

028 33373 – Highly recommended for its seafood platters, freshly cooked plaice, monkfish and homemadefish pie. Fabulous steaks and menu for the children.

Wonderful atmosphere, gem of a pub, where Dinty and Marion are always on hand with a warm welcome.

Boatmans’ Inn

028 33310 – Great pub to meet the locals, watch the Rugby and GGA matches.

Live music and good pints. Chat with owners Catherine and Kieran Woods get to know the real Union Hall.

Union Hall Fishing Trips

Daily sea angling trips with Jim leave Keelbeg Pier every Morning from May to October

Atlantic Sea Kayaking information


+353 28 21058

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half-day trip €50

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Whale Watch with Colin Barnes information


+353 86 327 3226

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Glandore Yacht Club

Summer Sailing School

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Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf information

A fun way for pirates (adults) to introduce buccaneers (under 16s) and scallywags (under threes) to golfing, this all-weather, astroturf 18-hole course in Rosscarbery features wooden rafts and treasure chests




+353 23 884 8054


pirates/buccaneers/scallywags €7.50/5/free

Opening hours

10am-8pm Mar-Sep, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun Oct-Feb

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Inchydoney Surf School information


+353 86 869 5396


two-hour beginner lesson per adult/child €35/30

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Learn to ride the waves at Inchydoney Island. The surf school also rents boards (from €20 for two hours) and wetsuits (€10 for two hours)

Road Train information


adult/child incl admission to Railway Village €12/6.25

Opening hours

daily summer, weekends winter

A road train leaves from the West Cork Model Railway Village on a 20-minute commentated circuit of Clonakilty.