As the weather warms, emerge and explore the seasonal activities, glorious gardens, lush golf greens and an array of venues for you to experience. This little corner has so much to captivate as you experience the Peninsula way of life. For many, memories of childhood summers spent in the Hook hold a special place in their hearts. Now, new generations of families and friends are flocking to the historic and breathtaking Peninsula, and it doesn’t take long to work out why.
Livin’ Off the Hook
Liam and Niamh have developed a truly unique offering at Livin’ Off the Hook, with a huge range of classes and activities on offer including Yoga, Breath Work, Strength and Mobility and Hit training, all set in their beautiful and very unique looking dome! The guys have created a truly unique experience on their beautiful site and have brought an attention to detail and passion for their craft that is hard to find anywhere else in Ireland. With classes on site and on the beach, as well as options to suit all abilities, a trip to Livin’ Off the Hook should be at the top of everyone’s list, so that you can become more mindful and to help you relax this summer.
“The benefits of moving mindfully, breathing well and learning to relax are open to everyone no matter how much you can or can’t do when you start so let that sunshine inner fire burn bright and join us for an all levels feel good yoga & breathwork flow”
Abbey Par 3
At Frank Browne’s Abbey Par 3, you have access to an 18 hole golf course, a clubhouse with refreshments and access to all the equipment you will need! This site really is the perfect day out for beginners or professional golfers! And it doesn’t stop there! Owner Frank has also added a mini golf facility, which has proved a huge hit with customers and a ‘Footee Golf” experience, that is the perfect fit for families, groups, and people of all ages. Innovative Frank saw a huge opportunity to use all the space he had available to him, and his hard work has paid off, as people travel from far and wide to use this fantastic facility.
Clonmine’s Trekking Centre
Enjoy an exciting horse riding adventure whatever the weather and experience the best of the Hook Peninsula from a whole new vantage point with Clonmines Trekking Centre. Situated on the bank of Bannow Bay, the team deliver a professional experience, with their beautiful horses on site and their years of knowledge and experience. Their horses are well-trained with pleasant temperaments and enjoy the gallops as much as the riders do! Guides at this establishment are well-experienced and happy to help riders pick the best option for them. From introductory horse riding lessons to challenging rides in the open countryside of the stunning Hook head, you have plenty of choice!
Bevel Woodworking School
Looking for a great escape, or want to learn a totally unique skill with expert guidance? Then look no further than the fantastic Bevel Woodworking School! Led by owner Tommy Kelly, this business provides a range of courses, lasting up to two days or less, with a range of different products to be made, including garden chairs and kitchen utensils! Most importantly, all the materials and tools needed for each workshop are provided on site, which makes this business exceptionally unique and convenient for anyone trying to learn a new skill. The courses are designed for those with zero experience in woodworking, to learn something new and have the most enjoyable experience possible!
Green Road Gardens
Irene Kelly’s Green Road Gardens vision goes right back to her childhood! Irene grew up in a household where making and creating were part of everyday life and today she loves sharing and passing on that knowledge. In 2004 Irene began holding workshop and classes which now include Hypertufa pots and troughs, the foraged basket, and gardening through the seasons. A monthly workshop is held tackling seasonal jobs like pruning, propagation, seed saving and lots more, all run in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Regardless of ability Irene can help even the most novice gardener discover their passion for the great outdoors, and what better way to spend a sunny day?
“I suppose it is about connecting people with the natural world and getting in touch with their creative side while stepping away from the everyday stresses of life.” I like to think this happens in a very relaxed atmosphere in nourishing surroundings and with like minded people.”