For those traveling from NI, the road network means that it is either dual carriageway or motorway all the way to Cork. The journey to Cork now takes just over 4 hours with another 70 minutes to the ferry at Baltimore.
The bird observatory on the island provides excellent accommodation and you can find further details on it and other facilities at:
With regard to the birding, it is always unexpected. Yes it can be quiet sometimes but it also provides an excellent opportunity for you to find your own rarities. The bird list for the island is of fantastic high quality. Expect some snippets of news from this web site over the next few weeks as a number of northern birders try to find their own rarities!
|Little Bunting, Cape Clear, Michael O'Keefe|