Rich in history, landscapes and amenities, East Cork has everything a visitor looks for. Here you will find rich green agricultural lands, unspoiled sandy beaches, historic towns, heritage centres, rocky bays, dramatic coastal cliff walks, forested landscapes and walks.
Here you will also find pretty, small towns and villages, old castles and monasteries. Towns in East Cork are steeped in history. For example, the Titanic made its last stop in the town of Cobh before its fateful voyage. Old time charm can also be found in Youghal or Midleton, where you can visit the Old Jameson Distillery.
There is also plenty of wildlife to explore. The coastline from Ballycotton to Youghal has been described as an ornithologist’s paradise. More exotic wildlife can be found at the Fota Wildlife Park where giraffes, monkeys and native species all live happily together in a one-of-a kind park.
The rich land and sea produce of East Cork is showcased in the local towns’ farmer’s markets and some fantastic restaurants can be found in towns and villages. East Cork is also home to the world famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, where culinary delights abound.
Come on, it IS all here!