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COUNTY CORK ROSSCARBERY Wild West Cork and Rosscarbery ALL BREAKFASTS AND THREE DINNERS NEW INTERESTS SPECIAL 5 nights from £619^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £30 if not required§ Single rooms at no extra cost* l l l l l l l l l All breakfasts and three dinners Return flights and transfers Welcome drink Irish coffee-making class Local craft beer tasting Guided walk of Rosscarbery Local expert Porterage at your hotel Cancellation rights. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/rosscarbery Rugged Dursey Island Discover the `grand' countryside and rugged coasts of West Cork from the utterly charming cathedral town of Rosscarbery. Perched on the edge of Rosscarbery Bay, here you'll find a great selection of true Irish pubs and some great local restaurants. Explore the pretty central square and the Cathedral of St Fachtna ­ one of the smallest in the country ­ and pop into the contemporary art gallery. We'll give you a guided tour of the town to make you feel at home. Beside the bay and divided by a causeway is Rosscarbery Lagoon, a birdwatching hotspot where you can spot kingfishers, heron, egret, oystercatchers, waders, ducks and swans all year round! If you want to spot something a bit bigger, you'll have the opportunity to join an optional whale watching trip in search of minke and fin whales as well as dolphins and harbour porpoises. You'll also have the chance to explore some of the many islands that lie off the coast of West Cork, including one that you can only reach by taking a cable car across open sea! There's plenty on offer for cyclists and walkers too ­ bikes can be hired locally and there are some self-guided rides you can follow. Or you might like to hike inland and follow in the footsteps of St Finbarr on Pilgrim's Way up hills, across valleys and through woodland to the old church of Gougane Bara. You've also got the gardens of Lisselan Estate within easy reach and the stately home of Bantry House, overlooking gorgeous Bantry Bay. Your base Get a flavour of the region with a true Irish welcome ­ a shot of West Cork whiskey on arrival at the 3-star Celtic Ross Hotel (3Q). It lies beside a tidal inlet, on the edge of the rural West Cork town of Rosscarbery, with views over the bay and lagoon, and easy access to walks that will lead you from waterside into the countryside. It's an ideal base for exploring this welcoming corner of Ireland. The Kingfisher Bar and Bistro has views over the lagoon and makes the most of local produce and fresh seafood, creating a delicious and varied menu. A local brewery will treat you to a tasting of craft beer before dinner one evening. There's plenty of places to relax too, whether with a drink in the Library Bar ­ here you can learn the finer points of how to make `proper' Irish coffee with the best local ingredients ­ or while admiring views of the bay in the Conservatory Lounge. There's a leisure centre at the hotel too, where you can relax in an indoor pool, steam room, sauna and enjoy massages and beauty treatments at the spa (extra charge). There's also a gym if you want to work out. There are 66 rooms with a television, telephone, hairdryer and tea and coffee-making facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the hotel. A lift serves all floors. Optional excursions: Whale watching (half day) · Dursey Island (full day) · Sherkin Island (half day) Special interest holiday Bird and Whale watching 5 nights from £949 departing April 15 (£1019 £949), September 23 (£1099 £1049), 2018. Enjoy four guided nature walks in search of birdlife, and an included whale watching trip. SAVE up to £70 on Apr 15 and Sep 23, 2018 when you book by January 31, 2018. Holiday code: AWI29. Please call for details or visit saga.co.uk/wild-ireland SAVE £50 ^on Apr 22 and Oct 14, 2018 departures when you book by January 31, 2018 Prices from: Apr 22, 2018 May 20 Jun 17 Jul 8 Aug 26 Sep 9 Oct 14 5 nights 669 619 719 739 739 739 719 689 639 Wild West Cork and Rosscarbery - Celtic Ross Hotel. Holiday code: TB098. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and include savings as advertised. Prices may only be available for a limited number of bookings. Prices may change and current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Offers are subject to availability. Please see the enclosed Essential Information. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £30 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 53 for details. Single rooms: *Limited number of single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays TRAVEL INFORMATION :Prices based on the scheduled services of British Airways from Heathrow to Cork. 28 To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021