Glandore – County Cork – South West Ireland

GlandoreIrish: Cuan D’Ór, meaning harbour of the gold or Irish: Cuan Daire, meaning harbour of oak


Aerial view of Glandore Village

Welcome to glimmering, shimmering  Glandore – the most picturesque harbour village in South West Ireland. Look out the harbour and imagine the lost treasure that was picked up from wreckage on The Dangers rocks. See  the prominent Adam and Eve islands where local boating folk advise intrepid sailors to ‘avoid Adam and hug Eve’ or search for the ship’s sail full of gold and silver hidden by Spanish sailors somewhere between two castles and two streams.  Reflect  at  the mystical and ritual site of Drombeg Stone Circle. Trek down to Prison Cove – or escape and relax awhile, indulging your palate in the fine village hostelries.

Glandore is situated just off the N71 approximately 72km south west of Cork City, approximately 41km south east of Bantry. The two largest towns in close proximity are Skibbereen which is 14km west and Clonakilty which is 20km east, you can view a map of the area on  Where is Glandore

During the Summer months Glandore is a vibrant and bustling village with parents and children alike partaking and enjoying the Sailing in the unique harbour setting, however there are other Activities and Events, in addition to the Walks within ( and outside) the local area, after all of that activity you will need to Eat, Drink and Sleep to revive the body and soul.

The Sailing starts early with the Schools program usually underway in June and then the official ISA Courses starting in July, and all the time there is club racing for the various fleets.

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18 thoughts on “Glandore Village – South West Ireland

  • Michael Page

    Michael Page
    Ballycastle Golf Club, Co Antrim
    Each Easter Monday for many years the members and visitors play for the Glandore Cup. The origin of this cup is not known and in the early 1970s the cup was won by a visiting golfer and never returned to Ballycastle Golf Club. This has not stopped the club from competing for the GLANDORE CUP. I wonder what the connection is between two locations which could not be further apart in the island of Ireland.

  • Rita O Connell


    Rita here from the Skibbereen Tourist Office, I was wondering iif someone could drop me in a few more brochures on the Glandore Walks as I have just given the last one out.


    • Mary Jacinta Casey

      Hi Rita,

      I will drop in Glandore Walks Brochures to Skib tourist office at lunch time tomorrow.
      Thank you for letting us know that you are out of them.

      Mary Jacinta Casey

  • Kate Hanlon

    Hello there,
    A friend and I will be visiting from Boston in early March. We both play fiddle, and were wondering if there are any local music seisuns in the area?
    Many thanks!

  • j flannigan

    We visited Glandore, on the advice of our hostess in nearby Skibbereen. It was one of the jewels in our two week drive about your emerald isle. Especially enjoyed were the pints on the ‘patio’ looking out over the cove. The young bartender, in the Glandore Inn, was a gem as well. Would love to return and bide a bit longer. Thank you from Canada.

  • Ian Hadi

    Visited Glandore in 2006 to be with my late Brother Sam who lived there for a few years. Was at the Pub quite a few nights with them and had great time with the ” Visiting Locals” during that summer. Strangely the only rain was when I arrived the night, and again after two weeks when I was leaving. The best part was the closing hours were only for the tourists.!!

    • Joan Woods

      Hi Bernie,

      Yes, WILDS should be open on the 2nd, from 12pm to 5pm. If you need to check before travelling, please phone 028 48075.

      Many thanks,


    • KIERAN O Donoghue

      Hi Charles
      There ar 6 public mooring in the harbour
      Thry are serviced annually and are suitable for boats of 10 to 12 ton
      Or a 35 to 40 ft boat
      What size boat have you and when do you think you’ll be in Glandore
      There are plenty of good anchorage in y
      The harbour
      It is difficult to reserve a mooring. Let us know when you expect to arrive, June is not the busiest time apart from the bank holiday
      Kieran Ó Donoghue