SkibbereenCounty Cork, Ireland. The name means 'little boat harbour', due to its presence on River Ilen.
There is a taxi service with its base in the centre of the town. It closes at midnight on weekdays.
Lough HyneA lake surrounded by woodlands with nice bathing areas but no beach. The lake is an important centre for sealife as it is Europe's largest saltwater lake. The water at Lough Hyne is approximately 3°C warmer than the sea and is home to a number of Mediterranean species.
phone: +353 28 40900address: Old Gasworks Building, Upper Bridge St.Exhibits on Lough Hyne and the Potato Famine as Skibbereen and the surrounding area was badly hit by the 1845-49 'Great Hunger'.
Night Kayak on Lough HyneThis is a spectacular experience on Ireland's only tidal lake. Set off from the northern shore and kayak in a clock-wise circumnavigation of the lake. Don't miss the opportunity to see the phosphorescence. Thanks to a combination of zero light pollution and temperature, the lake’s phyto-plankton light up like fireflies when agitated. The effect is most impressive on the dark nights from May to October. The nightly trip, offered by international kayak champion Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking, costs €45 per person and takes two and a half hours. It is suitable for all adult kayakers, novice or experienced, and scheduled trips for families are also available.
There are also various Bed & Breakfast properties within and around the town.
Tourist Officephone: +353 28 21766address: North St