Ballincollig Regional Park

Outdoors, ParksBallincollig, North Cork

Gunpowder was manufactured on the site that is now a public park from the 18th century to the start of the 20th Century. From here it was transported to Cork City and the Port of Cork for supply to the British Armed Forces worldwide. The Regional Park …

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Gougane Barra Forest Park

Outdoors, ParksMacroom, North Cork

Gougane Barra National Forest Park is bordered by three mountain ranges and the wide open River Lee Valley. It is here that St. Finbarr, Patron Saint of Cork, planted his monastery. This is Ireland’s first National Park. The forest park is comprised of …

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Bamboo Park

Outdoors, ParksGlengarriff, West Cork

The unique exotic garden in one of the most attractive areas of Ireland. Situated in the mild climate of Glengarriff in the southwest. Thirty different species of bamboo surrounded by palms and other tropical plants, amidst of romantic paths and breath …

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Millstreet Country Park

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Bike Hire, Cycling Routes, Gardens, Museums/Heritage Centres, Outdoors, Parks, WalkingMillstreet, North Cork

A surprise is the ultimate treat for lovers of the outdoors as from the slopes of Knocknakilla you can see the higher slopes of Musheramore Mountain as they plummet to 183m below the valley. This is Millstreet Country Park, a microcosm of all that is p …

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Doneraile National Park

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Gardens, ParksDoneraile, North Cork

The fine entrance gates at the porticoed gated lodge on the Turnpike Road, north of Doneraile town, Co. Cork, mark the formal entrance to a great landscaped estate – 160 hectares of parklands with mature groves of deciduous trees and a number of deer h …

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Fota Wildlife

Outdoors, ParksCarrigtwohill, East Cork

Fota Wildlife Park, just 10 miles from Cork on the Cobh road, is among the most modern wildlife parks in Europe. Home to thousands of animals since it first opened its gates, Fota Wildlife Park is not like an ordinary zoo. Wherever possible they have c …

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