Local Activities

Some of the things to do in the Area

Irish Sky Garden

Designed by Jame Turrell



Sky Garden 

Designed and constructed under the close observation of famed Artist, James Turrell, The Irish Sky Garden or Crater gives the viewer a totally unique opportunity to admire and enjoy the ‘celestial vault’. Turrell, considered the greatest American Land Art Artist, has turned the Crater into a massive naked – eye observatory. The sky is his studio.



Residential guests of Liss Ard are offered the unique opportunity of a complimentary rowing boat on our lake. Take in the beauty of our magical surroundings and experience fabulous views of the estate whilst trying to stay afloat! Life jackets and oars can be booked from reception and we invite you to go rowing as often as you please!


Wild Atlantic Way

Discover the magnificent costal drive on the West coast of Ireland…



“Ireland is recognised as being the outstanding fishing holiday destination in Europe” Irish Inland FisheriesLough Abisdealy is a tranquil lake on the estate with a surface of 50 acres and depths of up to 20 metres. Pike and Rudd are in abundance as well as Roach. As a private lake Lough Abisdealy has not been over-exposed with only a limited numbers of anglers allowed to fish.


Facial Reflexology

Facial Reflexology is a natural way to look beautifully relaxed, radiant and glowing.Your entire body can be balanced and health issues addressed with Facial Reflexology.



Breathe in the fresh country air and take in the stunning scenery as you stroll by our glittering and ever changing lake. Succumb to the breath-taking views over Lough Abisdealy. The woods are awash with golden light in the mornings as the sun rises!  There are a whole host of exceptional walks, from short jaunts to longer leisurely strolls on the Estate and around the local town land.Although Liss Ard is one distinctive landscaped garden directed to the perception of Irish nature, it is a deliberate collection of garden rooms. Guests walk from one garden to the next experiencing their uniqueness.


West Cork Hiking

West Cork Hiking provide guided hikes and walks throughout the mountains, hills and dramatic coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way.



We are a short drive away from numerous beautiful beaches.


Lagoon Activity Center

Here you can rent a kayak, take the kids pedal boating, try your hand at stand up paddle boarding (SUP) or for the less adventurous, simply relax on our over water deck and pier and enjoy some fresh coffee in our beach hut cafe.

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