We are the third generation of Rosses to live here at the Top of the Rock. We look out on an ever-changing vista of mountain, cloud and sunshine. This ancient meeting place has once again come alive with the sound of families taking time to be together.

Our Pod Páirc is a safe and homely place for your family holiday or weekend away. It is also a perfect venue for couples with miles of walkways and river banks to wander along. Larger walking groups also come to avail of our group rates and wonderful facilities. Often people just come solo to take time out on their own. For the adventure enthusiast, there is walking, cycling and cross country running in the challenging landscape surrounding us. Our working cattle farm with its sheep, hens and ducks is a hive of interest for young and old alike, and you will enjoy meeting our dog “Daisy”.

Pods are new to this island, and our Pod Páirc is the first of its kind in Ireland. We have seven pods, with different levels of comfort and space

Pods/Accommodationto suit your particular needs. Our pods were originally designed by UK engineer Ian Bone who was inspired by early Christian structures such as the Gallarus Oratory beyond Dingle, Co Kerry many years ago. Now built in Co Kerry to a high standard, the pods really resonate with our landscape, as you will observe in the slideshow above. They provide a clean, comfortable and cost-effective break where you can be as close to the elements as possible while still enjoying the comforts of heat, light and a decent bed.

See our accommodation page for more detail.

The Top of the Rock is a place specially made for you

Céad Míle Failte!

Click here to take a virtual tour of our facilities and grounds!

Click here to see the RTE Nationwide programme on the Pod Páirc and the walks on Sheep's Head Way.

JFC Innovation Awards 2014, © JFC and Star Video Productions Thurles

The Vagabrothers wake up call at the Pod Páirc.

Take a look at our Pod Pairc and Walking Centre

The Vagabrothers arrive at the Pod Páirc that evening.

Take a look at Drimoleague Walkways

Jody Halsted's interview with David and Elizabeth

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Winner of a Special Judges Citation in the Environmental Innovation Category 2015

This project is supported by the West Cork Development Partnership Ltd. Under the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013

Want ideas for tours in other parts of Ireland? Check these sites out:

Irish Fireside Travel & Culture
Ireland Family Vacations