Fermoy is a magnificent market town set alongside the river Blackwater. It is strategically located where the main roads from Dublin to Cork and Dungarvan to Killarney intersect. By passed in recent years by a motorway the town now glories in its merchant buildings dating from the 1790’s. The town was built at this time by a Scottish merchant, John Anderson.
Famed for its coarse and salmon angling, Fermoy has lots more to offer the traveller. The surrounding countryside is some of the most scenic in the area, with its mixture of valleys and mountains, yet it is still completely unspoilt. Picnic areas are beautifully situated in panoramic spots, but there is much for the traveller to explore and scenic places to find and call your own.
Fermoy is ideally situated for visits to the many fine country houses and gardens in the area, historic sites and castles and places of archaeological interest. There are trips to the Vee in the Knockmealdown mountains noted for its spectacular scenery (with many cycling & walking routes), where is also situated Mount Mellary, a monastery, part of which is built from the stone of the former Mitchelstown Castle. Mitchelstown Caves and Fota Wildlife Park are also easily accessible, as are seaside resorts in Youghal and Ardmore. Many archaeological remains from the Bronze Age or Iron Age in the area indicate the long history and importance of the bridging point at Fermoy.