County Cork: Places to Explore
25 km (16 miles) northwest of Skibbereen.
The town of Bantry is situated at the head of Bantry Bay, between the Sheep's Head Peninsula to the southwest and the Beara Peninsula to the northwest. A...
"On Galway sands they kiss your hands, they kiss your lips at Carney, but by the Lee they drink strong tea, and kiss the stone at Blarney." This famous rhyme celebrates one of Ireland's most noted...
8 km (5 miles) southeast of Skibbereen.
Castletownshend has an unusual number of large, stone houses, most of them dating from the mid-18th century, when it was an important port. The main street...
Clonakilty and Environs
Clonakilty is a small market town to the west of Kinsale on a scenic, largely coastal road that passes through the village of Timoleague. Many of the storefronts in Clonakilty have charmingly...
Cork City received its first charter in 1185 from Prince John of Norman England, and it takes its name from the Irish word corcaigh, meaning "marshy place." The original 6th-century settlement was...
Cork City's nearby harbor district has seen plenty of history. Cork Harbour's draws include Fota Island—with an arboretum, a wildlife park, and the Fota House ancestral estate—and the fishing...
An army town dating mainly from the mid-19th century, Fermoy was a major crossroads on the Dublin-Cork road (N8). The bridge that spans the Blackwater is flanked by two weirs dating from 1689....
One of the jewels of Bantry Bay is Glengarriff, the "rugged glen" much loved by the writers William Thackeray and Sir Walter Scott. The drive from Bantry along the cliff top, with views of the...
29 km (18 miles) southwest of Cork City.
Foodies flock to Kinsale, a picturesque port that pioneered the Irish small-town tradition of fine dining in unbelievably small restaurants. In the early 1980s,...
12 km (8 miles) east of Cork City.
Midleton is famous for its school, Midleton College, founded in 1696, and its distillery, founded in 1825 and modernized in 1975, which manufactures spirits—including...
15 km (8 miles) southeast of Midleton, 17 km (11 miles) southeast of Cork Harbour.
There are three reasons to come to Shanagarry, a farming village known chiefly for its Quaker connections: Ballymaloe House,...
Skibbereen is the main market town in this neck of southwest Cork. The Saturday country market and the plethora of pubs, punctuated by bustling shops, supermarkets, and coffeehouses, keep the...
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