Lying at the mouth of the Argideen river, surrounded by wooded hills and scenic walks Timoleague is a charming monastic village perched at the edge of the long sea inlet of Courtmacsherry Bay.
     This national award winning village is dominated by the ruins of a Franciscan abbey founded in c1240 on the site of Saint Molaga’s 7th century monastic settlement which is open year round for visitors to explore.

     This friendly, vibrant village is home to many colourful dwellings and thriving businesses. Its two highly acclaimed restaurants serve delicious locally produced food. Traditional Irish & folk music is celebrated with a passion year round in the pubs. Every August the village celebrates the increasingly popular ten day Timoleague Harvest & Music Festival
     There are many pleasant strolls and cycle routes, one of the most popular being the beautiful estuary walk to Courtmacsherry on the old railway line. Bird watching, fishing, boating, kayaking and more are all on view and available on this active, scenic coastline. The surrounding farmland, woodland and wild fuchsia act as a contrasting colourful backdrop.

     Timoleague’s rich history is evident in the numerous sites - hosting two unique churches with stained-glass windows and mosaics, an Old Courthouse, Timoleague Castle, Abbeymahon Abbey, Michael Collins Heritage Centre, with several standing stones and a mass rock nearby. The recently designed historical Time-line project is a must for the visitor.
     Located 10km to the north of Timoleague is Ballinascarthy, homestead (Crohane) of the Ford family. Here you’ll find an actual size replica of Henry Ford’s most famous car the Model T (1908) on display. Nearby you’ll find the stunning Lisselan Gardens much as they were in their Edwardian heyday.
     Rich in Irish culture and history Timoleague district offers visitors ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ welcome making it the perfect central destination to explore Courtmacsherry Bay Area and all of West Cork
Firebreathers at the Timoleague Harvest and Music Festival
Firewalkers at the Timoleague Festival
Funfair at Timoleague Harvest and Music Festival August
The FunFair at the Timoleague Festival
Traditional music session in one of the fine bars in Timoleague
Traditional Music Session in Timoleague 
A boat moored to the pontoon at the foot of the Timoleague Abbey
Yacht moored on the pontoon under Timoleague Abbey
  • (7) Timoleague Abbey (c1240)-Franciscan  Monastery
  • (8) Michael Collins Centre-023 8846107
    info@michaelcollinscentre.com
    www.michaelcollinscentre.com
  • Catholic Church (1912) with Harry Clarke Stained-Glass Windows and Historic Time-line feature
  • Church of The Ascension (COI) (1811) with magnificent mosaics
  • Estuary Walk on old Railway Line Timoleague to Courtmacsherry (part of the Seven Heads Walk)
  • Timoleague Pontoon Marina - 086 8319788
  • Atlantic Offshore Adventures -(Stand-up Paddle Boarding & Kayaks) - 087 9443796
    www.atlanticoffshoreadventures.com
  • River Fishing - InchyBridge (wheelchair friendly)
  • Shore Fishing, Argideen Estuary
  • Bird Watching, Timoleague Estuary conservation area for migratory birds
  • Argideen Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club - Ummera, Timoleague - 086 8130253
    www.argideen.info
  • Playground, Timoleague village
  • Abbeymahon Cistercian Abbey (1272)
  • Lady’s Well Timoleague (15th August)
  • GAA & Sports Grounds - 086 8734711
  • The Old Courthouse
    1821 Daniel O’Connell Visits
  • (9) Model T- Ford Car, Ballinascarthy
  • Stepaside Gardens - Pedlar’s Cross, Ballinascarthy - 023 8839224
    sineadmurphycork@gmail.com
    www.westcorkgardentrail.com
  • Lisselan Estate, Golf & Gardens
    Ballinascarthy - 023 8833249
    info@lisselan.com
    www.lisselan.com