Activities (+more in following pages or on Baltimore & the Isles Brochure)
Aquaventures Diving Centre - (028) 20511
Atlantic Boating Services - (028) 22145/22734 mobile 087 235 1485
Atlantic Sea Kayaking – (028) 21058
Baltimore Sea Safari – 087 2409761
Tours on the Cailin Oir – 086 3465110
Whale Watch – 086 1200027
Golfing: Skibbereen Golf Club - (028) 21227 Special green fee for residents, please ask reception
Cycling: Roycrofts Cycle Hire - (028) 21235 - Cycles can be hired daily, weekly. They are fully insured and can be delivered to you at the hotel, but you must reserve at least the day before. Daily rental is €17.90/ day/bike. Return delivery: €5.
Cycle West Cork Bicycle rentals 0873921894.- Bikes can be dropped and collected from your accommodation. Prices from €20/day/ bike
Baltimore Sailing Club - (028) 20426
Sea Angling: ‘Rooster’ Nick Dent - 086 8240642
Barnes, Colin 087 36832
Pat Collins 086 3014971
Swimming Pool: You can use the Baltimore Community Leisure centre. Special rates for our Guests, please ask reception. Opening hours: Please call 028 20622
Yacht Charter: Baltimore Yacht Charter 028 20160
Rossbrin Yacht Charters, Schull - (028) 31765
Ambulance (028) 21677
There is an ATM machine located at Gala Shop, in the village.
Bar Closing Time: AT THE MOMENT BAR IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Baby Listening Service
Lift handset, dial *88 on your room phone, and leave the handset off the hook. From any other phone in the building dial room number and listen.
Baby Sitting Service
Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to arrange a babysitter during your stay. We cannot guarantee this service so please contact the Reception to avoid disappointment.
They are located at Skibbereen but an ATM machine is available in store of Gala shop in Baltimore
Buses available from Baltimore to Skibbereen. Time table further in this book
(01) 836 1111
Served Between 8.00am - 10am daily in our main restaurant.
An earlier Continental Breakfast may be arranged if required.
Please ask at Reception.
All our breakfasts are served with Toasts, Home made Brown Bread, Tea or Coffee Orange Juice, Cereals, Cheeses, Natural Yoghurt, Fresh Fruit and a cooked breakfast of your choice.
Car park available at the front and the back of the hotel, free of charge.
Check Out Time
Checkout time is 12 noon. Should you need to depart after this time, we will be more than happy to place your luggage in our luggage room for storage until you depart
Catholic Masses take place at the Rathmore Church, about 5 minutes drive form the hotel.
7.30pm every Saturday evening 10.15am every Sunday
10.15 am on some Weekdays
St. Matthew's, Church of Ireland, Tullagh (Baltimore)
Service on Sunday and times as follow
Winter: closed - September to May.
Summer - June to August incl.: 9.30: Holy Communion 2nd, 4th and 5th.
Summer - June to August incl. 9.30: Morning Prayer 1st and 3rd.
Located in Skibbereen
After 5pm, call 1850 335 999
Located in Skibbereen
A DVD player is available at reception and DVD movies can be hired at the local shop in Baltimore. Please ask reception for details.
On occasional Saturday nights, please ask reception for more details
Fiddle fair: 4 days in Mid May
Wooden Boat & Seafood Festival: Last weekend in May
Walking Talking on Cape Clear: in May
Baltimore Pirate Weekend: 3rd weekend in June
Open Ear Electronic Fest Sherkin: in June
O’Driscoll Clan Gathering: Last weekend in June
Sherkin Regatta: 3rd weekend of July
Regatta Week: August Bank Holiday
Sea Angling Competition: Last week of August
Cape Clear Story telling: 1st weekend in September
A taste of West Cork Food Festival : mid September
To Cape Clear: Cailin Oir: 086 343 5110
Cailin Oir does Cape Clear to Schull (July & August)
To Sherkin Island - (028) 20218 / 087 9117377
To Heir Island: 086 8092447
Ten Island Tours & Ilen River Cruise (July & August) 087 2638470
Please ask at reception for time tables.
Fire Brigade (028) 21345
Garda (028) 21088/ 20102
All these items listed below are available at the reception.
Shaving kit - Shower cap – Shoe polishers- Mending Kit- Tooth brush & tooth paste
Free wi fi access in hotel, bar and lounge.
If you stay in our Baltimore Tonhouse: password: bta12345
Iron and ironing board available at the reception on request if not in your room.
Carol: 028 20584. Located at Baltimore
Laundry Service Facilities
Laundry facilities available in our hotel. Please contact reception.
€10.00 per wash
Served from 12.30pm until 2.30pm in our restaurant or in the bar or all day during weekends or summer months
Places of Interest
Baltimore Beacon: Beautiful views of the Baltimore Harbour, Sherkin Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
Sherkin Island for beautiful beaches and quiet walks. Ferries from Baltimore (See at Ferry)
Cape Clear Island for Birds Watching and beautiful views. Ferries from Baltimore (see at Ferry)
The Glebe Gardens & Gallery in Baltimore: open from May to end of September
Lough Ine: Natural Sea Water Lake with woods all around, ideal for walks and you can climb Lough Ine hill on a path-way through the woods. From the top, you have a 25 Miles view of the country side.
Heir Island for Beaches and quiet walks. Ferry summer time only from Baltimore
Spain Tower: Nice walk through the country side and nice views, please note you will be on private land without the owner permission and no responsibility will be accepted if an accident occurs.
Skibbereen Heritage Centre: Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition and Lough Ine Visitor Centre.
Garnish Island Italian Gardens at Glengariff
O’Driscoll Castles at Baltimore, Sherkin, Cape Clear, Old Court and Lough Ine
RNLI Lifeboat Centre at Baltimore
Clonakilty Model Railway Village
Lissard Estate & Gardens
Inisbeg House and Gardens
Arigideen Valley Heritage Park: in Clonakilty with its Michael Collins Evening
Ceim Hill Museum at Union Hall
Mizen Head: take the N71 to Ballydehob and on to Schull, Goleen and Crookhaven with its beautiful Beaches. Then on to Mizen Head, where you can visit the Mizen Vision Centre which gives a history of Ship Wrecks of the area and life on Irish Lighhouses.
Fastnet Lighthouse: Ferries from Baltimore and Schull when weather permitting, Summer time only.
Schull Planetarium Glandore Stone Circle Castletownsend
Model Railway Village Clonakilty
Ring of Beara :go to Glengariff and then to Castletownbere and on to Dursey Head from where you can go to Dursey Island by Cable car then on to Ardgroom and Kenmare returning via Glengariff.
The post office is Located in Skibberen.
Stamps are available in Gala Shop in Baltimore
General post office number: (01) 705 7000
Our reception is opened from 8am until 11pm
To call reception from your room, please dial either 11. (for rooms in the hotel, cottage or Lodge)
Lunch: Served 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: Served at 6.30pm - 9pm
Allowance time per table: 1.30 hours
Guests with special Dietary needs, please advise Reception & Waiting Staff,
And we will endeavour to cater for same, if possible.
To avoid disappointment, we would advise that you reserve your table before 2pm.
Please note that if you wish to charge drinks and foods on your room number, docket orders would have to be signed.
Thank you for your cooperation.
River Ilen open February - September
To have more info or to buy a license, please visit https://fishinginireland.info/
Room Heating is thermostatically controlled (automatically) by the Temperature censors in your room. Manual control may be achieved by adjusting the right hand radiator control valve. But for any assistance, please contact reception.
Room Service (served from 12.30pm to 9pm)
Home-made Soup of the Day with Brown Bread €5.90
Seafood Chowder with Brown Bread €7.95
Feta Cheese Salad with Brown Bread €9.75
Home-made Fries €3.50
Traditional Fish & Chips (Home-made) (Tartar Sauce) €16.60
Chunky Roast Beef Sandwich on our own bread with Horseradish sauce €5.95
Toasted Special (Ham, Cheese, Tomato, & Onion) €6.80
Home made Desserts:
Casey's of Baltimore Cheese Cake €6.20
Cinnamon Apple cake with Cream or Ice Cream €5.95
A safe is provided at reception for your security and peace of mind, free of charge.
The hotel cannot be held responsible for valuables left unattended in the guest bedroom.
There is one shop in Baltimore called Gala shop, which sells stamps and has an ATM machine service in store.
The shop opens 9.30am to 9pm from Mon-Sat and 10am-8pm on Sun.
All other shops are located in Skibbereen.
As our hotel is a small hotel, we will ask our guests to refrain from smoking in their room.
A nice smoking area is located at the top bar.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
To get an outside line - Lift handset, dial 0 then the number you want to call.
International Code is 00. For an international call, drop the 0 form your area
To call Reception - Lift handset, dial 12 or 11
A local phone call will cost €0.80 per unit
Television (room 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34)
On the remote control press:
Number 1 : R.T.E 1
Number 2: R.T.E 2
Number 3: Virgin Media 1
Number 4: TG 4 Irish Language TV Station
Number 5: Virgin Media 2
Number 6: Virgin Media 3
Number 7: RTE Junior
Number 11: RTE One +1
Number 12: RTE Two +1
Number 21: RTE News Now
Number 200: RTE Radio 1
Number 201: RTE Radio 1 Extra
Number 202: RTE 2 FM
Number 203: RTE Lyric
Number 208: RTE Gold
From 300 upwards, Satellite Channels
Please note: please Do not press the Menu/Settings function key on your remote.
Number 301: BBC1 NI
Number 302: BBC2
Number 372: BBC News
Number 377: CNN
Number 381 Sky News
Number 382: BBC News
Number 417: BBC London
If you need to attend an event, please book your taxi in advance as services won't be available if booked too late
Dolphin Taxi: (028) 23323
Jeanne Hegarty 086 8346396
JP Taxis 086 1212999
Declan Coakley 086 8835725
Nearest train station is Cork City
(01) 836 6222
Wake up call
To receive a wakeup call, dial *46 then dial the time you want the call at in 24hr format e.g. 8.20 am would be * 46 0820.
Walking brochure for Baltimore and around Baltimore is available at Reception.
For tea/ coffee making, or for chilled drinking water, a spring water supply is available near the fire escape door on the ground floor
Free wi fi access in hotel, bar and lounge.
For the Townhouse: bta12345
Whether it's a contemporary wedding, blessings or a civil ceremony, you can relax in the knowledge that your wedding will run smoothly.
Alex Rey - Cork
Thank you all so much for a wonderful stay! It couldn't have been more fantastic. The rooms, food and accommodations were lovely. We are planning our O'Driscoll family stay for next year with you!
Paul o’Driscoll - Mayo, Ireland
Stayed a night, it was so good we stayed another. The place is fantastic, cosy, warm. And the staff are great, welcoming and helpful. Food is some of the best food we have tasted on our trip so far.
Paul C -
Walking home after our meal and sampling the home brew from the on-site West Cork Brewery was just what we needed as we were comfortably stuffed with the large, delicious portions of the freshest seafood around, not to mention the home brew..
Mary B -
Crab and prawn starter was very tasty and four of us had tempura of prawn starter as a main course. This was generous in size and really well cooked.
Mark W -