County Cork

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  • 1. Crawford Art Gallery

    City Center South | Museum/Gallery

    The large redbrick building was built in 1724 as the customs house and is now home to Ireland's leading provincial art gallery. An imaginative...Read More

  • 2. Mizen Vision Visitor Centre


    Travel to this visitor center, set in a lighthouse at the tip of the Mizen Head (follow the R591 through Goleen to the end of the road), and...Read More

  • 3. The Queenstown Story at Cobh Heritage Centre


    Many of the people who left Ireland on immigrant ships for the New World departed from Cobh, which was formerly known as Queenstown. The exhibit...Read More

  • 4. Cork City Gaol

    Sunday's Well | Museum/Gallery

    This castlelike building contains an austere, 19th-century prison. Life-size wax figures occupy the cells, and realistic sound effects illustrate...Read More

  • 5. Kinsale Museum


    Memorabilia from the wreck of the Lusitania are among the artifacts in this museum, housed in a 17th-century, Dutch-style courthouse. The...Read More

  • 6. Michael Collins Centre


    It was in the village of Woodfield, 9 km (6 miles) west of Timoleague, that Michael Collins (1890–1922) had his last drink before he was shot...Read More

  • 7. Nano Nagle Place

    City Center South | Garden/Arboretum

    Nano Nagle (1718–84) founded the Presentation order of nuns, and was a pioneer in the education of the poor. The convent that was her Cork...Read More

  • 8. Skibbereen Heritage Centre


    A thoughtful renovation of a stone gasworks building has created an attractive, architecturally appropriate home for the Skibbereen Heritage...Read More

  • 9. The Titanic Experience Cobh


    Cobh was the last port of call for the ocean liner Titanic . At 1:30 pm on April 11, 1912, tenders carried 123 passengers out to the ship from...Read More

  • 10. Desmond Castle and the International Museum of Wine


    This museum occupies a 15th-century fortified town house—originally a custom house—that has a dark history. It was used as a prison for French...Read More

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