There’s nowhere like it when the sun is shining.
And now that Mother Nature has finally ceased pelting us with rain, it seems that everyone in Ireland is eyeing up West Cork as a late summer staycation destination… that’s if they’re not down there already.
Michelin-starred restaurant Chestnut in Ballydehob opened for the first time this season on Thursday night. Meanwhile, a host of holidaying Irish celebrities and Instagram folk have been flocking to the Rebel County coast for a bit of rest and relaxation.
I’d say you’d struggle to find an Irish celeb who isn’t in west cork this week
— Ger (@h3ll0_) July 9, 2020
TV host and entrepreneur Darren Kennedy took to Twitter to share a photo of himself enjoying the jaw-dropping scenery of Glengarriff this afternoon.
The area has a unique climate thanks to a steady flow of warm ocean currents from the Caribbean, which might explain why Mr Kennedy went sans-wetsuit for a kayak around the coastline.
📍Glengarriff, West Cork pic.twitter.com/56TKf5Oae7
— Darren Kennedy (@Darrenken) July 10, 2020
Here are 12 more magical shots of West Cork that will have you trawling Airbnb or digging out the tent and camping stove.
Adapting to the West Cork lifestyle. Chowder en route. pic.twitter.com/k43s6S0ZP1
— Conor Reidy (@ConorJReidy) July 10, 2020
— Claire Deasy (@clairefdeasy) June 7, 2020
— Niall Duffy (@LineCaughtFish) July 10, 2020
— Roaring Water Bay Rope Mussels (@rwbmussels) July 10, 2020
Government approved walk, day 8392.
If you squint, you can see six boats out, I can’t tell you the last time I saw a boat. This is the end of lockdown, West Cork style. pic.twitter.com/hYUoC6pxSD
— Hetty Spoon (@Henriettaspoon) July 10, 2020
West Cork where the evening shadows fall 💚 pic.twitter.com/XbojupdHs6
— Aisling Meath (@firstthirteen) July 10, 2020
Hello West Cork! Good night Mr ☀️ until tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/kv82tCoene
— Mark Kinsella (@Markkipper) July 9, 2020
— Keelin Fitzgerald (@KeelinFitzG) July 9, 2020
— Maria O’Rourke (@oflourke) July 9, 2020
The rocks of the Beara Penisula. West Cork, Ireland. pic.twitter.com/A7d99hveGD
— West Cork (@WestCork3) July 9, 2020
When Anne Krawczyk creates our floral arrangements 😍
Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our first night of our Third Season 🌳💚🥂 🙏#westcork #ballydehob #supportlocal #staycation pic.twitter.com/HpD5rnX4s5
— Restaurant Chestnut (@ChestnutWCork) July 10, 2020
— Gillian Nelis (@gnelis) July 9, 2020