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What to do in West Cork in pissing rain?!

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GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 13:55:42

Made it to the beach yesterday but the forecast is atrocious for next few days. 2 adults, 2 kids under 5, have car! All ideas considered!

HelenaJustina Mon 01-Aug-16 13:56:33

How West are you? Fota Wildlife?

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 14:04:33

How West are you?

Next stop America... We're down by the Mizen. Did Fota last year!

HelenaJustina Mon 01-Aug-16 14:08:54

Ahhh, can't really help then, am better with east of the city!

SnipSnipMrBurgess Mon 01-Aug-16 14:11:00

Are you near Bantry? Bantry House is beautiful

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 14:39:43

I think Bantry may be destination of choice tomorrow. It is absolutely lashing down! Hasn't let up all day.

SnipSnipMrBurgess Mon 01-Aug-16 14:45:56

Well then, there is no option but the pub so! grin

kormachameleon Mon 01-Aug-16 14:53:11

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chipmonkey Mon 01-Aug-16 14:58:40

Second Bantry. Otherwise beer and Monopoly.

middlings Mon 01-Aug-16 15:03:41

I know wet sand is the devil's own work but would you not still go to the beach? Wellies and macs?? We did.

Sounds like a day for a drive and lunch somewhere though...

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 15:40:29

Couldn't face it today middling - we did however drive to Schull (both kids fell asleep and it rained even harder grin - at least the crepe place is open again this year so we've added to the to-do list) so we decided against getting out and drove back again, haha! Eating chips and drinking a pint overlooking the beach and the 4 hardy souls I can see "enjoying" the weather!

Stevefromstevenage Mon 01-Aug-16 15:41:24

Clonakilty the model railway village.

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 15:43:11

Granny has volunteered to mind the children so we can go for more drink tonight. Honestly when I was small and medium we came to the same place I remember always being in the pub but my two can't be kept occupied long enough for us to do that. There were a load more of us kids here though so I guess we minded ourselves

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 15:44:13

Not sure where the "medium" came from in to post above!

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 15:47:45

The post. Jesus, I've only had one!

Darwinisafish Mon 01-Aug-16 15:48:45

I think there is a famine museum in Skibereen---- helpful

wobblywonderwoman Mon 01-Aug-16 15:51:19

Weather warnings on the radio.. Pub for sure

FrinkadelicA12 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:51:21

I know is a bit of a hike from mizen but there is a lovely play centre in Skibb. Just off the access road on the schull side. It's called the treehouse and is great particularly for your age group. We passed a v wet morning there a few weeks ago!

creamoftomato Mon 01-Aug-16 15:54:24

God not the model railway museum. Anything but that. Pub of course!

Stevefromstevenage Mon 01-Aug-16 15:56:26

Aw I love the model railway. Well I don't really but the kids seem to knock an hour out of it and I love that. grin

GingerAndTheBiscuits Mon 01-Aug-16 16:02:12

Saw signs for treehouse! Hadn't realised that's what it was. Excellent! That will earn us 10 pints!

FrinkadelicA12 Mon 01-Aug-16 16:10:19

The Skibb library has a lovely children's section too

middlings Mon 01-Aug-16 16:13:05

In fairness, Brittas was abandoned last week as I couldn't face it in the rain.

Awww the joy of an Irish holiday grin shamrock

GingerAndTheBiscuits Tue 02-Aug-16 10:01:29

You'll all be glad to hear it is merely overcast today grin

middlings Tue 02-Aug-16 10:53:54

Practically Mediterranean Ginger. Good news grin

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