McKennas Guide 2018

The Top of the Rock is a deeply beautiful, and a deeply spiritual, place. You wake up in the morning, after a night of deep and silent sleep in your comfy pod, gaze out over the peaceful undulations of the Ilen Valley and the Castledonovan Hills and, chances are, you will reckon that you have […]


We are just back from an amazing 8-day / 8-night road trip across the beautiful southern coast of Ireland. Our adventure began just outside the lovely little town of Drimoleague in West Cork at Top of the Rock Pod Park & Walking Center.   Read the full post at:  

Jody Halsted, Ireland Family Vacations

Listen to an interview with David and Elizabeth in this podcast about the Pod Pairc, and also read up on Jody Halsted’s visit with us in our Celtic Pod!

Jenna Davis,

Jenna Davis fell in love with Top of The Rock, the incredible scenery, and the culture of local sustainability she found here. Read her post at her blog,, to learn more about her stay in one of our standard pods.

Emma Higgins,

On, travel blogger Emma Higgins writes about her stay in the Muscovy pod and her enamourment with the stunning countryside. Emma has recently published her long awaited travel book A Year In the UK And Ireland. It contains a wonderful chapter on her experience on the St Finbarr’s pilgrim walk. You can order it […]

Patrick Mitchel, faithinireland

Patrick Mitchel of focuses on the nature and hiking that Top of The Rock has to offer. In this blog post, he describes his stay in one of our pods followed by a spectacular and moving two-day hiking trip on St. Finbarr’s Way.

Jen Conroy, jenconroyphotography

Jen Conroy of writes here about her fantastic stay at Top of The Rock with her husband and two toddlers. She and her family stayed in one of our Family pods and fell in love with the scenery, the farm animals, and the comfort that they were able to enjoy even with two young […]

Doug Bardwell,

After a long day exploring all that Drimoleague and surrounding had to offer, Doug Bardwell of stayed a night with us in one of our Luxury pods. Learn about his experiences here.

Corey from Irish Fireside

  Visiting us at the end of a long trip down the Wild Atlantic Way, Irish Fireside’s Corey was impressed with the beautiful location and excellent accommodations at Top of the Rock. Click here to read the review!