Baltimore is an historic village of many parts - a fishing port and yachting centre, departure and arrival point for ferries serving Cape Clear and Sherkin Island, as well as having fine pubs and restaurants. The ruined castle which overlooks the harbour was a holding of the O'Driscolls, who were one of the most important clans in West Cork. They controlled the fishing of the area and could levy dues on all the fishing fleets who came to these rich fishing grounds. An extraordinary event in the history of the town was a raid in 1631 by Algerian pirates, when many of the inhabitants were slaughtered and about 200 others shipped off as slaves to North Africa. Baltimore has a reputation for fine boat building.

 Activities in Baltimore

Equestrian Centres
Limbo Pony Trekking And Horse Riding Centre

Other Watersports
Aquaventures Dive Centre
Glenans Theory Courses ISA Coastal Skipper
Baltimore Diving And Watersports Centre

Pleasure Cruising
West Cork Coastal Cruises

Pottery And Craft Centres
Island Crafts And Information Centre

Glenans Sailing Baltimore
Baltimore Sailing School
Glenans Irish Sailing Club

Sea Fishing
Sea Fishing Marine Services Baltimore
Sea Fishing John Kearney
Deep Sea Angling Festival Baltimore


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