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Barryscourt Castle

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Built Heritage, Heritage SitesCarrigtwohill, East Cork

Barryscourt Castle was the seat of the Barry family from the 12th to the 17th century and was home to the most powerful branch of the family, the Barrymores. Parts of the present Castle have been extensively restored and overall the place provides a fi …

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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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The Jameson Experience, Midleton

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Museums/Heritage CentresEast Cork, Midleton

Discover the Jameson Experience in Midleton, Co. Cork The award winning Jameson Heritage Centre is a lovingly restored 18th century distillery. A visit of The Jameson Experience is a journey through the story of Irish whiskey. Follow the old distillery …

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Titanic Trail

Arts/Culture/Heritage, Museums/Heritage Centres, WalkingCobh, East Cork

The Titanic Trail is a fascinating guided Heritage Tour. It explores the town of Cobh which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic (at the time, it was still called Queesntown). This entertaining and innovative Tour has been operating every day since …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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