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Bandon Farmer's Market

Bandon Farmers Market

Bandon Farmers’ Market was set up in 2006 by a voluntary committee, who shared a love of good food, to supply a wealth of local and artisan produce to the residents of Bandon and the surrounding area. Early every Saturday morning the car park of the Old Market Garden buzzes with the activity of stalls setting up and the first […]


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Barryscourt Castle

Please Note: Barryscourt Castle is closed for maintenance and engineering work 2015/2016.    Barryscourt castle is the 16th century seat of the Barry family. The present castle, with its largely intact bawn wall and corner towers, is a fine example of an Irish tower house in which many defensive features such as a murder hole, crenulations, and stumble steps can be […]


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Donkey Sanctuary Liscarroll

Adopt a Donkey

  Visit and Fall in Love Come and visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll outside Mallow and fall in love with the beautiful donkeys that live there! You are invited to explore our walkways and picturesque surroundings while meeting donkeys and mules that were rescued and are now enjoying sanctuary. There is no admission fee and free parking but you […]


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Clonakilty Farmers Market

Clonakilty Farmers Market

Located on McCurtain Hill, Clonakilty in the heart of ‘Food Country’, County Cork. There are two main markets, Thursdays which is mostly food and Saturdays which offers both food & crafts. The market runs from 10am – 2pm both days. Contact: Ellie Morgan at +353 (0)23 48749 for further details.


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Red Abbey

Red Abbey

This is Cork’s oldest surviving structure, dating from the 13th century and the only standing remains of Corks medieval past. Named ‘Red’ because of the use of the local red sandstone in its construction, the Abbey was founded as an Augustinian Friary and is a recognised National Monument. It was occupied by the monks until the latter half of the […]


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Macroom Castle

The Gateway and tower are all that remain of Macroom Castle, which was granted to Admiral William Penn, (father of the founder of Pennsylvania U.S.A.) by Oliver Cromwell. Macroom Castle, the boyhood home of William Penn, stands on the western margin of the town of Macroom and its windows look away into the distance, where a rugged land lies at the […]


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Triskel Arts Centre

Triskel Arts Centre

As Cork’s main Arts Centre, Triskel’s mission is to promote and present professional, multi-disciplinary arts of the highest possible standard for Cork. Our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible. Triskel continually strives to offer audiences access to […]


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Cork Vision Centre

Cork Vision Centre

Located in the heart of Cork’s historic centre, and within walking distance of the city’s artistic, commercial and diverse tourist attractions, the Cork Vision Centre offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate a fine example of conservation in action, and to explore Cork’s evolution from past, through present, and onwards to future development. For details on current and forthcoming events, please […]


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Ramble through Old Towns

Cork is filled with ancient and historic towns from Youghal in the east to Bantry in the west with Norman keeps, Knights Templar Castles, Monastic Round Towers and much more. One of our favourites though has to be the town of Kinsale which has long been hailed by visitors from all over the globe as one of the most atmospheric […]


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English Market Cork

The English Market

Go for a feast in the English Market; Cork’s English Market has been feeding the people of Cork since 1788, which makes it one of the oldest markets of its kind in the world. Throughout the centuries to the present day, with its heady mix of sensuous smells and lilting accents it has maintained a certain attraction that has kept […]


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St Multose Church

Very close to the regional Museum is St Multose Church. St Multose founded a monastery here in the 6th century AD and this church is named for him. Built in 1190 (the oldest building in Kinsale)but with substantial alterations over the years, this remains an interesting example of Norman architecture and has remained in continuous use to the present day. Some […]


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Cork Public Museum

Cork Public Museum

Cork Public Museum is housed in a two storey Georgian house commanding a central position in Fitzgerald Park, Cork. Originally built in 1845 by the Beamish family, it eventually housed the Cork International Exhibition of 1902 and 1903. The site of the exhibition was opened as Public Park in 1906. The collections of Cork Public Museum are as rich and […]


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Midleton Farmer's Market

Midleton Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning in the centre of Midleton in East Cork is held one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. From a small start a number of years ago, this very pleasant weekend experience has gone from strength to strength. Fresh locally produce, breads, juices, vegetable, gourmet snacks and often times a bit of live music to add […]


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Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery, the city art museum for Cork, is dedicated to informing a wide audience about the significant role that the visual arts play in contemporary life and culture. Located in the heart of the city, beside the Opera House, the Gallery is a critical part of Cork’s cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. In […]


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Fitzgearld Park Cork

Fitzgerald Park

Fitzgerald Park just minutes away from Cork City centre is situated on the picturesque bank of the river Lee and spans approximately eighteen acres with swings & slides, manicured gardens and Cork Public Museum located at its centre. It is a very popular for children to play and is a popular Bank Holiday and sunny weekend location for young families. […]


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Millstreet Country Park

Discover Millstreet Country Park ….. The South’s leading Cultural, Educational and Eco-Tourism Destination. In an environment which boasts an abundance of native wonders and spectacular breathtaking views, this beautiful 500 acre estate features miles of exhilarating walks, historical and archaeological features, themed gardens, wildlife and more. The spectacular ‘Mont des Arts’ is truly a world class feature and is a […]


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Gunpowder Mills, Ballincollig

The Gunpowder Mills in Ballincollig are easily one of the most interesting historical buildings in all of Cork. The Mills were built and operated throughout the fluctuating period in Irish history that was 1794-1903. The Mills themselves have a noteworthy history that is well worth investigating on your next day off. The Gunpowder Mills were built on the south bank […]


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Farmers Market Skibbereen

Skibbereen Farmers Market

This great market takes place every Saturday – (9:30am – 1:30pm), in the town of Skibbereen, which is about an hours’ drive west from Cork city, in the county of Cork, Ireland. At our Market you can find a brilliant range of fresh local produce, including fruit & vegetables, herbs, plants, eggs & honey, preserves, bread, cakes, organic meat, cheese, […]


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Cork Beaches

Redbarn Strand

One of our favourite Sunday afternoon activities is a long walk along Redbarn Strand (near Youghal in East Cork), followed by lunch or dinner in one of the towns seafood restaurants. Redbarn is a breath-taking wide open strand with miles of blue flag beach. At any time of the year, to walk along its length is a wonderful thing to do, […]


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