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.