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Lough Hyne

A salt water lake, Lough Hyne (or Ine) contains rare sea life and is Ireland’s only Marine Wildlife Reserve. The nearby woods are popular amongst walkers for the spectacular view from the top of Knockomagh Hill. Lough Hyne was probably a freshwater lake until about four millennia ago, when rising sea levels flooded it with saline ocean water. The lake […]


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Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle

Cahir Castle is one of the best restored castles of its type throughout the country and was built originally in the 13th century on a site of an earlier native fortification called a cathair (stone fort), which gave its name to the place. The O’Briens of Thomond fortified the site, in the century prior to the Norman invasion of 1169. […]


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Ewe Galley and Sculpture Garden

The Ewe Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Experience Ireland’s most unique sculpture garden and gallery in a spectacular forested waterfall oasis. Visitors enter the garden by one of several bridges across the river and begin a voyage of discovery in the wonderful blend of art and nature in three interlinked gardens. The Falling Water Garden, The Timeless Garden and high up the hill The Environmental Garden are […]


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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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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen, one of West Cork’s most picturesque towns. The centre offers insights in to some fascinating aspects of our history and local geography. The Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition This commemorates the tragic period in the 1840s that is known in Irish History as the Great […]


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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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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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Desmond Castle and International Wine Museum

Desmond Castle was built by the Earl of Desmond c. 1500. A fine example of an urban tower house, the castle consists of a three storey keep with storehouses to the rear.  Originally built as a Customs house, the castle also served as a prison in the 18th century (it is known locally as the French Prison) an ordnance store […]


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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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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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The Apple Farm

The Apple Farm

The Apple Farm is located near Cahir in county Tipperary in the south of Ireland. The farm was bought by its current owners in 1968, and between then and now it went from being a mixed farm like so many others at that time, to specialising in fruit.. As well as apples, pears, plums, sweet cherries, strawberries and raspberries are grown. There is also a […]


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Cobh Heritage Centre

Cobh Heritage Centre

The Cobh Heritage Centre is home to “The Queenstown Story”. The exhibition tells a number of stories; Irish emigration from the town of Cobh, transportation of convicts to Australia and the West Indies, The Great Famine, and the close connections between Cobh and the two great Liners, The Titanic and The Lusitania. It is a moving, informative and educational exhibit that […]


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Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle

Lismore is one of the most historic towns in Ireland. The name Lismore comes from two words – Lis meaning Fort and Mor meaning big. It’s meaning is derived from the round hill or great Irish fort to the east of the town. Built on the banks of the Blackwater, the town has been a hub of Irish life since […]


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Glanworth Castle, Abbey & Bridge

There are few villages in Ireland that pack such a wealth of history in to such a small area. A rough translation from its old Irish name (Gleann Iubhair) means the glen of the yew trees. Its offers a microcosm of Ireland’s history with ancient prehistoric sites, medieval buildings, old mills combined with some modern state of the art stores.  […]


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Mizen Head Signal Station

Ireland’s most south westerly point is a fascinating place to spend a few hours and has proved a great hit with tourists visiting this part of Ireland. An award winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction, this authentic all-weather experience is a must-see with its spectacular location on high cliffs and swirling Atlantic Ocean tides. From the Car park and Visitor […]


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Lios-na-gCon, Restored Ancient Fort

Lios-na-gCon (a.k.a. Lis-na-gun/Lisnagun) which translates as the Ringfort of the Hound is an excellent example of a restored ringfort close to Clonakilty. Ringforts were built and occupied between c.400 AD and c.1200 AD, in the Early Christian and Viking periods. Like stone cashels and some lake land crannogs, they were the defended farmsteads of the native Irish Celts. These settlements […]


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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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The Nightmare Realm Cork

The Nightmare Realm

Ireland’s Scariest Halloween Attractions Ireland’s freakiest, scariest walk through event is back and is even scarier than ever. Welcome, if you dare, to a place where demented beings prey on your deepest nightmares. This is not place for the weak of spirit or weak of heart. Prepare for the grotesque, the deformed, the stomach churning prepare to see what you […]


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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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Titanic Experience Cobh

Titanic Experience Cobh

….. The story of a legend and her connection to Cobh Titanic Experience Cobh is located in the original White Star Line Ticket Office in the centre of Cobh town (formally known as Queenstown) the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic. The visitor experience is presented in two parts. The first is an immersive audio […]


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