Model Railway Village

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresClonakilty, West Cork

Experience life in West Cork sixty years ago and how life there revolved around the railway system. This model village is a great day out for kids of all ages and adults too. Relax in the unique tea room set on one of the authentic train carriages with …

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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresSkibbereen, West Cork

In visiting the Skibbereen Heritage Centre in the town of Skibbereen, Cork,  you will learn of the history of the town, which was one of the worst affected areas of the Great Hunger Famine of the 1840s. The exhibition depicts life during that time in a …

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Mizen Head Signal Station

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresWest Cork

Mizen Head Signal Station is open to the public for the first time since it was completed in 1910. The Mizen Vision! Visitor Centre in the Keeper’s House and the Engine Room, the famous Suspension Bridge, the 99 Steps and the views up the South and Wes …

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The Michael Collins Centre

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Heritage Sites, Museums/Heritage CentresClonakilty, West Cork

The Michael Collins Heritage Centre exhibits the life & tragic death of the legendary Michael Collins. A video and guided tour explore the exhibition which contains many photographs and memorabilia of the famous patriot. Run by Mr. Collins’ direct …

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Desmond Castle

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

Built as a custom house by the Earl of Desmond in circa 1500, Desmond Castle has had a colorful history. It was occupied by the Spanish in 1601 and used as a prison for captured American sailors during the war of Independence. The castle was also used …

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Beara Peninsula

Cycling Routes, Outdoors, WalkingCastletownbere, Glengarriff, West Cork

One of the five peninsulas in the south west, the Beara Peninsula boasts a rugged and beautiful coastline, lakes cradled by wonderful mountains and a scenic unspoilt landscape. Dotted by plenty of pretty villages, its main town Castletownbere is home t …

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