Paragliding in Mt. Mullaghmesha, Cork, Ireland

Skill Level:
Experienced Pilots
Top Elevation:
County Cork is situated in the South-West Region of Ireland and is the largest of all Irish counties. The climate here, like the rest of Ireland, is classified as a maritime climate, usually with cool summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall. Cork enchants visitors with its beautiful landscapes, historic towns and magnificent coastline. In addition, it provides a number of sporting and leisure activities to perform and remember forever.

Bantry Bay is a natural bay that is situated in County Cork. The bay extends approximately 35 km/22 mi from northeast to southwest into the Atlantic Ocean. Mount Mullaghmesha is located near Bantry and considered to be the highest mountain in Cork. If you have a passion for paragliding, then do not miss this site!

Enjoy wonderful views of Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay, while you are flying through the air. The launch area is a grass track to the top. The take off altitude is at 348 m/1141 ft above sea level and the take off point is found at 51°42’7″ (51.702)N; 9°19’50” (9.33058)W. In addition, landing takes place near the lower gate.

The optimum wind direction is from the north, northwest and the ideal time to visit the spot is during spring and summer months. Finally, Mount Mullaghmesha is appropriate for more experienced pilots.

How to Get to Destination

82.3km/51.2mi, 1h 29mins
Head east on Dyke Parade/N22 for Mardyke Street / Sráid Na Muirdíge. Turn right at the Mardyke Street / Sráid Na Muirdíge. Turn right onto Western Road/N22. Continue to follow the N22. Slight left at Victoria Cross/N71. Continue to follow the N71. Go through one roundabout. At the roundabout Sarsfield Road Roundabout / Timpeall Bhóthar an tSáirséalaigh, take the 3rd exit at South Ring Road/N40/N71. Continue to follow the N40. Go through one roundabout. Continue along N22. Turn left onto the R585. Turn left to stay on R585. Turn right to stay on R585. Continue to R587. Turn right onto Chapel Street/R586. Continue to follow the R586. Turn right onto Market Square/R586. Take the first turning left into Castle Street / Sráid an Chaisleáin. Continue to O'Donovan Rossa Terrace. Turn left (12.1 km). Turn left (1.5 km). Turn right (2.3 km). Turn left (4.2 km). Turn right (1.7 km).Turn right.
Cork Airport,
78.8km/49mi 1h 26mins drive

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