Cobh Maritime Building

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresCobh

Brought to you by the Port of Cork and SECAD, you can step off the main platform in Cobh’s beautiful 19th Century railway station into a vibrant exihibition space!! Offering tourist information by our friendy and informative staff on County Cork and su …

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Camden Fort Meagher

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresCrosshaven, East Cork

Camden Fort Meagher is internationally recognised as being “One of the finest remaining examples of a classical Coastal Artillery Fort in the world”. For almost 400 years the fort played a key role as a strong strategic position for the defence of Irel …

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Lisselan Estate & Gardens

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Gardens, GolfingClonakilty, West Cork

Lisselan Gardens in West Cork are much as they were in their Edwardian hay day containing many spectacular features through the seasons. From early spring the camellias are in bloom, with daffodils scattered throughout the gardens; followed by the rhod …

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Liss Ard Gardens

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, GardensSkibbereen, West Cork

The magnificent gardens and woodlands at Liss Ard add to the uniqueness of the estate. Throughout, there are specially designed pathways and walkways that accentuate the guest’s appreciation of Irish flora. In addition to the main Lake Abisdealy, there …

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InishBeg Estate

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, GardensBaltimore, West Cork

Inish Beg is a beautiful private island estate in West Cork; with a stone bridge connecting Inish Beg to the mainland, a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen and the idyllic little port of Baltimore with its sailing, fishing and diving …

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Bantry House and Gardens

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, GardensBantry, West Cork

Bantry House was bought by the White family in 1730 and was enlarged by Richard White the second Earl of Bantry. The house has a collection of tapestries, furniture and art treasures which were mainly collected by the Earl during his travels through Eu …

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Mallow Castle

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Heritage SitesMallow, North Cork

Built by Sir Thomas Norreys in the late 16th century, Mallow Castle is a ruins fortification, even though it resisted the besiegement by Mountgarrett in 1642, but was later captured by Lord Castlehaven and the Confederates in 1645, only to be abandoned …

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Kanturk Castle

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Heritage SitesKanturk, North Cork

Now an unfinished castle, the construction of Kanturk Castle in Duhallow began in 1601 by Dermot MacOwen MacDonagh. The English Council ordered a halt to the progression of the building, after neighbours complained of its size. Some accounts note that …

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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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Blarney Castle

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresBlarney, North Cork

No trip to Cork is complete without visiting Blarney, where people the world over have stopped at this internationally known tourist centre to kiss the Blarney Stone, which traditionally imparts the ‘gift of eloquence’ on all who kiss it.  The famous S …

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