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Ranked #1 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Performances; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Inchydoney Beach (Clonakilty)
Ranked #5 of 201 attractions in County Cork
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Owner description: On board with Ocean Escapes you will discover a wealth of information about the worlds second largest natural harbour and... more » Owner description: On board with Ocean Escapes you will discover a wealth of information about the worlds second largest natural harbour and surrounding areas. You will have a chance to explore our beautiful Coastline from a unique perspective and take in breath taking views. Our RIB offers the chance to escape from the hussle and bussle and discover remote coves, leading to encounters with wildlife that call our coastline home. Join us on a unforgetable experience along the most dramatic coastline that will bring you to the heart of the action. Our tours combine the versatility of a fast, custom built RIB with expertise of local knowledge creating opportunities for a once in a lifetime experience along the Cork coast. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Titanic, taking in views of Fort Camden, Spike Island and Cobh. Within the second largest natural harbour in the world we will experience deep caves and dramatic cliffs along with vast maratime wildlife « less
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Beara Way (Glengarriff)
Ranked #7 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Healy Pass (Adrigole)
Ranked #8 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Situated 8km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for its stone, which has the traditional power of conferring... more » Owner description: Situated 8km from Cork City, this historic castle is most famous for its stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The word Blarney was introduced into the English language by Queen Elizabeth I and is described as pleasant talk, intended to deceive without offedning. The stone is set in the wall below the battlements, and to kiss it one has to lean backwards (grasping an iron railing) from the parapet walk. « less
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Ranked #10 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Lough Hyne (Skibbereen)
Ranked #11 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster.... more » Owner description: Fota Wildlife Park is Cork's most visited Tourist Attraction and has been awarded best family day out in Cork and Munster. The Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City (top 10 in the best cities to visit in the Lonely Planet guide's 'Best in Travel 2010').The park is not like an ordinary zoo; here you can come face to face with free roaming animals & birds from all parts of the world. So whether it's a kangaroo that hops in front of you or a ring tailed lemur which jumps down from a tree, each visit is sure to bring its own fantastic memories.In addition to the wonderful array of free roaming animals, visitors also have the opportunity to see highly endangered species such as the Rothschild giraffe, European Bison, Lion Tailed Macaque and Scimitar Horned Oryx, most of them without the obstacle of fenced-in exhibits.This is the most spectacular aspect of Fota Wildlife Park, and is the reason you'll want to spend a full day exploring Ireland's Wildest Attraction. « less
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Ranked #13 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors

Actually in the  famous east Cork fishing village of  Ballycotton is a very scenic spot known as the Ballycotton Cliff walk.  This is not a well known area to Irish locals never... more »

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Ranked #14 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a... more » Owner description: University College Cork is one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities. It boasts a vibrant, modern campus with a student experience second to none in Ireland. A learning community where the student is at the heart of everything and the special relationship between student and lecturer is primary to our unique ethos. The campus is located a mere ten minutes walk from the heart of Cork city, a former European Capital of Culture. Cork is listed as a top ten location in the Lonely Planet guide which states it “has always had an unshakeable self-confidence and innate sense of pride”, a description which is equally applicable to the University itself « less
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Ranked #15 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Tours; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible whale and dolphin watching tours and holidays led by zoologist and conservationist Dr... more » Owner description: Whale Watch West Cork runs responsible whale and dolphin watching tours and holidays led by zoologist and conservationist Dr Nic Slocum. Mission: Whale Watch West Cork is dedicated to providing our customers with a safe, comfortable and educational whale and dolphin watching experience. We seek to impart detailed knowledge on the marine mammals and other wildlife we encounter and on the wider issues of marine conservation through informed commentary with special emphasis on the current threats facing these unique animals and their fragile environment. We directly support conservation measures through education and research. Company Overview: Whale and dolphin watching around the islands and headlands of West Cork with Nic Slocum of Whale Watch West Cork on board Voyager. Stopping at Cape Clear Island affords visitors an insight into the unique lifestyle of the islanders of Roaringwater Bay. « less
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Ranked #16 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Geologic Formations; Lookouts; Outdoors
Owner description: Rising 700 feet above the ocean, this is the southernmost point in Ireland. The Signal Station on the point offers excellent... more » Owner description: Rising 700 feet above the ocean, this is the southernmost point in Ireland. The Signal Station on the point offers excellent views of the coastline and marinelife. « less
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Charles Fort (Kinsale)
Ranked #17 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Drombeg Stone Circle (Skibbereen)
Ranked #18 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Ancient Ruins; Mysterious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Water sports; Outdoors
Owner description: Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity... more » Owner description: Ballyhass Lakes is Ireland’s best known still spring water trout fishery, with 11 four star holiday homes and an activity centre for groups and schools, sports clubs and teams, and corporate team building.Activity Centre:The activity centre at Ballyhass makes full use of the natural environs with kayaking, raft building and trout fishing on the spring clean water, rock climbing and abseiling on the limestone rock faces, and specially constructed low ropes courses, archery and team building games on the lawns. Our resident instructors plan the activities to suit each group be they family outings, school groups, or corporate team building.Fishing Centre:The fishery has two separate lakes. The main lake is 12 acres of spring water some 35 feet deep and is reserved for fly fishing only. It can be fished by boat or from prepared fishing stands on the bank. On lower lake, worm spinning and bubble and fly methods are permitted and extensive safe fishing stands surround the lake. The fishing lodge has an extensive tackle shop for fly and bait, and rod hire. The fishery is open 09.00 to dusk 364 day per year. Tuition on fly fishing is available.Holiday Accommodation:There are 11 Holiday homes on the 36 acres site at Ballyhass. The houses have either 3 or four bedrooms and are exceptionally well appointed with wooden floors throughout and natural fireplaces and natural wood furniture. All houses have a decking area leading on to landscaped lawns. They are available for rent for periods of 2 days or more. « less
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Ranked #20 of 201 attractions in County Cork
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Fort Camden (Cork)
Ranked #21 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Historic Sites; Outdoors
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Garnish Island (Glengarriff)
Ranked #22 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Islands; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, in... more » Owner description: Garnish Island (Ilnacullin Garinish or Garnish) is located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay, in Southwest Ireland. Garnish is world renowned for its gardens which are laid out in beautiful walks and it has some stunning specimen plants which are rare in this climate. « less
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Ranked #23 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: We are a family run interpretive centre, just off the main road(R600)between Clonakilty and Timoleague/Kinsale).We are also... more » Owner description: We are a family run interpretive centre, just off the main road(R600)between Clonakilty and Timoleague/Kinsale).We are also located on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are open from Mid June to Mid September. At the centre we give presentations interpreting the life and times of Michael Collins. We begin with an audio visual presentation showing all the places connected with Michael Collins in West Cork, we also have a second audio visual consisting of archive footage. The most unique part of the presentation is our live lecture which is conducted by an expert historian who gives an account of the 'Big Fella's' life from 1906 until his death. We also have a full scale replica of the Ambush site in Beal na mBlath. We also do private Michael Collins tours. « less
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Ranked #24 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Educational Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #25 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

  The ring of Kerry is magical.  The trip to Blarney castle offered spectacular vistas.  Blarney is in Co. Cork not in Co. Kerry! The walk up the stairs in the old castle is quite... more »

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Ranked #27 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Everyman (Cork)
Ranked #28 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Owner description: Visit the Everyman, Cork's beautiful Victorian theatre for the best in Irish and International drama, music, pantomime, opera... more » Owner description: Visit the Everyman, Cork's beautiful Victorian theatre for the best in Irish and International drama, music, pantomime, opera and comedy. « less
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Ranked #29 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Owner description: Welcome to City Jogging Irish Tours The Lonely Planet Guide voted Cork City "one of the top 10 places to visit in 2010". A... more » Owner description: Welcome to City Jogging Irish Tours The Lonely Planet Guide voted Cork City "one of the top 10 places to visit in 2010". A wonderful and well deserved accolade for a beautiful city. City Jogging Irish Tours offers guided fun running and sightseeing tours for individuals, groups and corporate events through the streets and parks of Cork city, accommodating the needs of both visiting and local runne « less
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Sherkin Island (Baltimore)
Ranked #30 of 201 attractions in County Cork
Category: Islands; Beaches; Outdoors
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