Activities at the Castlemartyr Resort and East Cork Region

At Castlemartyr Resort, we provide numerous activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

At the Resort

Garden Games

Garden Games

Be lured by a game of giant Jenga, Connect 4 or Croquet on our Mitchell’s Lawn in the warm summer months. For the more adventurous why not try some Laser Clay Shooting or practice your skills with Target Archery.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Always a firm favourite, Afternoon Tea at the Castlemartyr Resort is a luxurious and decadent experience. Served on Vera Wang china, it channels the vintage style and surroundings of the Downton Abbey era.

The Spa Experience

The Spa Experience

Our award winning ESPA & Germaine de Capuccini Spa can be hired exclusively for pamper parties or individual treatments. Why not start your morning with a private Yoga or Pilates class with experienced guidance from our certified instructors.

Outdoor Picnic

Outdoor Picnic

Enjoy an outdoor picnic in the Castlemartyr Resort's formal gardens. Sample a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, with fresh juices, sweet treats and more. We are also delighted to offer a Teddy Bear's Picnic for our younger guests, complete with your very own Resort bear, Marty!


Please note picnics must be booked in advance.

Golf

Golf

Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Castlemartyr’s 220-acre resort whilst playing 18 holes on the Ron Kirby designed inland links golf course. Our Resident PGA Professional can offer golf clinics or private golf tuition.

Archery or Clay Pigeon Shooting

Archery or Clay Pigeon Shooting

For our guests who wish to experience more adventure on the Resort, we can organise archery or laser clay pigeon shooting for you on the grounds.

These activities must be prebooked prior to your stay so as not to avoid disappointment.

  • Please contact us directly for rates.
  • Please note children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Traditional Irish Music & Set Dancing Nights

Traditional Irish Music & Set Dancing Nights

Enjoy an authentic and immersive Irish experience with our wonderful local musicians ‘The Castlemartyrs’ with an evening of story-telling, music and céilí dancing.

In the Local Area

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

From exhilarating fun rides around Ballycotton Island, to a guided tour of the majestic Ballycotton lighthouse or fishing for mackerel in Ballycotton Bay, there is something for all interests in this beautiful coastal village.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

For our guests who love horse riding, whether it is a beginner lesson or a long trek by the sea you are after we can organise it for you at venues near-by to the hotel in conjunction with our local partners.

Fishing

Fishing

Derek Schwarz, our fishing expert is available for bookings, whether it’s a day out fishing for Salmon or Trout, or a flycasting lesson at the Resort, Derek will be happy to assist. Please contact us directly for availability and rates.

Whiskey Tasting Experience

Whiskey Tasting Experience

Cork is steeped in Whiskey history with the famous Jameson Distillery on our doorstep. Our entertaining tutor will bring the whiskey making process to life by use of a small model distillery and you will learn all about the world fame of Irish whiskey.

Waterford Crystal Cutting Demonstration

Waterford Crystal Cutting Demonstration

The world-famous Waterford Crystal Cutters demonstrate the unique craft of cutting here onsite at Castlemartyr Resort. Guests are welcome to participate and try out cutting crystal for themselves.

Cocktail Making Masterclass

Cocktail Making Masterclass

Learn how to make your favourite cocktails in a hands-on masterclass in the exclusivity of one of our private rooms with our resident mixologist.

Ballycotton Cliff Walks

Ballycotton Cliff Walks

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Irish Sea on an invigorating walk along the Ballycotton cliffs. A 7km cliff walk with a number of spots to stop for breaks and stunning photographs. Transfer from the Resort can be arranged.

Regal Cinema Experience

Regal Cinema Experience

Just a short drive away in Youghal, you can enjoy the latest blockbuster, or select a classic from a list of thousands. Soak in the Art Deco stylings and unwind in the wine bar after your showing.

Hederman’s Smokehouse

Hederman’s Smokehouse

One of the finest Smokehouses in Ireland. Savour the earthy, sweet beech-wood smoke, reminiscent of a log fire, and gain an insight to the highly skilled craft of traditional cold smoked salmon. Includes a tasting session.

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Ballymaloe Cookery School

Regarded as one of Europe’s finest cookery schools, Ballymaloe runs a number of cookery courses for enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Stephen Pearce Pottery School

Stephen Pearce Pottery School

Stephen Pearce Pottery in Shanagarry, County Cork features handmade and hand-decorated pottery that follows a 250 year old tradition of handcrafted pottery in East Cork. Join their experts for an introductory lesson.

The Titanic Experience Cobh

The Titanic Experience Cobh

Live the history, feel the story with the Titanic Experience Cobh. Home to the original White Star Line Ticket Office, the tour is steeped in history dating back to the early 19th century.

Swell Surf School

Swell Surf School

Whether you’re new to surfing, or an expert, you’re in good hands with the crew at Swell Surf School. Enjoy an early morning or group session in one of East Cork’s most beautiful coves.

Blackwater River Cruise

Blackwater River Cruise

Explore the Blackwater River passing stunning ruins, bridges and abbeys. Enter a tranquil, unspoilt area of natural beauty, as yet untouched by urban development. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Franciscan Well Brewery Tour

Franciscan Well Brewery Tour

The Franciscan Well Brewery was founded in 1998 on the site of the old Friary and combines modern technology with age-old traditions to create classic and experimental brews.

Carriage Rides

Carriage Rides

Please note this activity is currently unavailable.

Carriage rides take place within the 220 beautiful acres of grounds that surround Castlemartyr Resort and are a great way to take in the atmosphere of the Estate.

Roy Daly, our Groundsman, has a long connection with the Estate as he is the 4th generation of his family to work at Castlemartyr.

Roy can regale guests with tales about the unique history of the Castlemartyr Estate, as well as pointing out particular points of interest and answering any questions. Please contact us directly for availability and prices.