My family and I are planning to move to Ireland in the next six months and have decided West Cork is probably the best place for us. We are myself, my husband, our baby boy and my disabled mother. I wondered if anyone could recommend nice areas to buy a family home in. Ideally we would like to be no further than 50 minutes commute to Cork City as we expect to continue our studies at the university. As we've lived in some crime-ridden areas in the UK, we are looking for somewhere quiet but not remote with community spirit and close to good schools.
Any suggestions or advice on any aspect of life in Cork would be most gratefully received.