Wildlife Watching around Rosscarbery

Discover Rosscarbery’s wild side with guided experiences from Ireland's Wildlife and The Celtic Ross Hotel. Situated on the stunning West Cork Coast on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, the hotel is the perfect base for getting closer to the wild side of Ireland.

One of the great things about Rosscarberry is the sheer diversity of wildlife habitats you have, literally within walking distance of the hotel. The tidal pools, estuary, lagoon, dunes, sandy beach, inlet, bay and cliffs provide homes for an astonishing array of plants and animals, right on the hotel's doorstep.

When to see wildlife in Rosscarbery

There's something to see in Rosscarbery all year round. In spring and summer marvel at the exquisite orchids in the dunes at The Warren, delight in the cascading trill of the skylark's song, and look out for dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks from clifftop vantage points. In autumn and winter the estuary plays host to a bewildering array of visiting wading birds, and larger whales (fin whales and humpbacks) move inshore to feed, and are often visible from the cliffs.

Rosscarbery, a wildlife-watchers paradise

The unique combination of habitats, accessibility, and the sheer range of species its possible to see here make Rosscarbery a fantastic place for anybody with an interest in wildlife or birdwatching. So why not make the most of it, and get closer to the wild side of Ireland during your stay?

Discover Wildlife Experiences from The Celtic Ross Hotel

It's easy to enjoy Rosscarbery's wildlife on your own by simply walking from the hotel -- or, if you'd prefer a bit of expert guidance The Celtic Ross Hotel has teamed up with Ireland's Wildlife to offer you their guided Discover Wildlife Experiences direct from the hotel.

 Discover Wildlife Experiences include:

 Half-day and full day Discover Wildlife Walking Safaris

  • Spring and Autumn residential Discover Wildlife Weekends
  • *New* Discover Wildlife Whale-watching Combo -- wildlife walk and shore based whale watching in the morning, followed by an afternoon boat trip with Cork Whale Watch
  • Custom guided wildlife itineraries tailored to your needs

Contact Calvin at Ireland's Wildlife on, call +353 86 8233709 or visit the Ireland's Wildlife website for more details.

Also, check out Birdwatch Ireland - West Cork Events for Summer 2015

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