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Cape Clear Island (Baltimore)
Ranked #31 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Islands

Cape Clear is Ireland the way it used to be.  Rugged, windy, friendly.  To go to Cape Clear is to see the real Ireland.  There are plenty of things to do.  Walking the paths... more »

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Ranked #32 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #33 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Gardens
Owner description: The Ewe is a home - open to the public, entirely created & run by a couple. Irelands only interactive sculpture garden is... more » Owner description: The Ewe is a home - open to the public, entirely created & run by a couple. Irelands only interactive sculpture garden is a must see for anyone interested in art, nature or a totally unique experience - the perfect destination for a relaxing, memorable day out. Set along a spectacular waterfall in the natural Eden of Glengarriff, it offers visitors a chance to step off the treadmill, slow down and rediscover our beautiful but vulnerable natural world. It is a journey like no other. Explore the meandering pathways and hidden corners, where curious creatures gaze back as you pass. Take the Evolution Walk through the Valley of Eden, weave your way over bridges, past humorous sculptures and discover a surprise at every turn. The creative haven of about six acres has been designed in four very different tiers up a mountainside - each with a theme: Water, Time, The Environment and Ancient Earth. Children welcome - please supervise for the safety & peaceful enjoyment of all. « less
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Dursey Island (Crookhaven)
Ranked #34 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Islands
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Ranked #35 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Architectural Buildings; Gardens; Specialty Museums
Owner description: The island estate of Fota is famous for its magnificent Regency period house, beautiful formal gardens and world renowned... more » Owner description: The island estate of Fota is famous for its magnificent Regency period house, beautiful formal gardens and world renowned arboretum. The island also encompasses a wildlife park, 5-star holiday resort with spa and golf club. It is located 12km east of Cork City on the northern shore of Cork Harbour, adjacent to Great Island and Cobh.Fota House was built by the Smith Barry family and was transformed and extended by the famous Morrison architects in the 1820’s. The classical style of the house reflects exquisite Regency features and will transport the vistor back to an era of elegance and taste with scagliola columns, painted ceilings and plasterwork Fota House has a magnificent collection of 18th and 19th Century Irish paintings and furniture and one of the most interesting elements is the Service Wing, a suite of rooms that has changed little since the 1820s and boasts an unusual and rare game larder. The name Fota was derived from the Gaelic ‘Fod te’ meaning warm soil and because of this, a selection of rare and exotic trees and shrubs thrive in the Arboretum. It is here that you can explore a collection of specimens that were gathered by intrepid plant hunters in the 19th Century from the Orient, Asia and the Americas. The story of Fota is told by local tour guides who inject an authentic feel to Fota’s stories and history. Visitors can also enjoy top class food in the café and browse in the gift shop, Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is a charitable organisation and is managed by the Irish Heritage Trust. « less
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Ranked #36 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #37 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #38 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #39 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Gardens
Owner description: An exotic garden with mainly bamboos but also palm trees, tree ferns, beautiful flowers. Lovely picnic area. Wedding pictures... more » Owner description: An exotic garden with mainly bamboos but also palm trees, tree ferns, beautiful flowers. Lovely picnic area. Wedding pictures welcome. Coffee shop with lovely homemade cakes. Dogs welcome and children free! « less
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Liss Ard Gardens (Skibbereen)
Ranked #40 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Gardens
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Sherkin Island (Baltimore)
Ranked #41 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Islands; Beaches
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Ranked #42 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Religious Sites; Architectural Buildings
A stately 19th-century cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Cork.
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Ranked #43 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Castles; Ancient Ruins
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Glengariff Woods (Glengarriff)
Ranked #44 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Forests
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Ranked #45 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
Owner description: Bantry House and Garden is a stately home in southwest Ireland situated right on Bantry Bay with panoramic views of the bay... more » Owner description: Bantry House and Garden is a stately home in southwest Ireland situated right on Bantry Bay with panoramic views of the bay and the caha mountains. The estate is owned by Egerton and Brigitte Shelswell-White and is managed by their daughter Sophie and her partner Josh. It has been in the family since the 1700s. The house contains original furniture and objects d'art. The garden is laid out over 7 terraces with a fountain, large wisteria circle and 100 steps leading up to the woodland. The house, garden and tearoom is open to the public daily from easter to october. The estate hosts weddings, music festivals and fairs. We have a separate review page for our B&B accommodation. « less
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Ranked #46 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #47 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #48 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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Ranked #49 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Everyman (Cork)
Ranked #50 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Theaters
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 #51 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside... more » Owner description: Corks Most Captivating Experience:A step back in time to see what 19th/early 20th century life was like-inside and outside prison walls. Historical experience brought to life with amazingly lifelike figures, furnished cells, sound effects & fascinating exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #52 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Concerts; Performances
Owner description: Cork Opera House is southern Ireland’s premiere venue for world-class entertainment. It offers the best in Irish and... more » Owner description: Cork Opera House is southern Ireland’s premiere venue for world-class entertainment. It offers the best in Irish and international concerts, comedy, drama, dance, family fare, musicals and opera in a newly-renovated 1000-seat theatre and in the 100-seat Half Moon Theatre. Located in the heart of vibrant Cork City for more than 150 years. « less
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Ranked #53 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Castles
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Ranked #54 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Skibbereen Heritage Centre's Great Famine Exhibition tells the poignant story of this pivotal period in Irish history.... more » Owner description: Skibbereen Heritage Centre's Great Famine Exhibition tells the poignant story of this pivotal period in Irish history. Skibbereen became notorious as one of the worst affected areas in all of Ireland and this tragic era is now brought to life via the latest multimedia technology. Walk or take a virtual tour of sites associated with the Great Famine that still exist today including the mass graves where almost 10,000 people are buried. At Skibbereen Heritage Centre you can also discover the unique nature of Lough Hyne, a salt-water lake just 5km from Skibbereen which is Europe's first Marine Nature Reserve. Find out about the history, folklore and formation of this renowned natural phenomenon with a multi-lingual audio-visual display and follow with a trip to the lake and follow the Knockomagh Wood Nature Trail which overlooks the lake. Skibbereen Heritage Centre also offers a genealogy service for the greater West Cork area, an archaeology trail, a gift shop, reference library and a great welcome! « less
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Ranked #55 of 239 attractions in County Cork
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Ranked #56 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Religious Sites

The Bells of Shandon - just north of the river Lee in Cork city centre, in the historical Shandon area - are nice to visit.  You can ring the Bells there - they have Music Sheets... more »

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Ranked #57 of 239 attractions in County Cork
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Baltimore Beacon (Baltimore)
Ranked #58 of 239 attractions in County Cork
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Ranked #59 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Historic Sites

Spike island is more than just an island. This little piece of land off the southern tip of Ireland in Cork Harbour holds the key to so much of Ireland's history, much more than... more »

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Ranked #60 of 239 attractions in County Cork
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: Lee Valley Golf & Country Club, situated just 15 minutes outside Cork City Centre but yet in the heart of paradise. Voted in... more » Owner description: Lee Valley Golf & Country Club, situated just 15 minutes outside Cork City Centre but yet in the heart of paradise. Voted in the top 100 Irish Golf Courses for 4 years, this Cork Golf Club, designed by world famous Ryder Cup Star Christy O'Connor Jnr, is one of the top Cork Golf Courses and arguably one of the finest in Ireland. Renowned for its breathtaking scenery and overwhelming hospitality this family run Golf Club is a must for anyone visiting Cork. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, quality of our product and service. There is always a member of the family on hand to ensure that your experience is made truly unique and unforgettable. To compliment your day perfectly Lee Valley offer a bus service to all its guests. Airport collections and returns can be arranged, group and society collections and drop home service also available. Without the responsibility of driving all visitors to Lee Valley can enjoy their day to the full. Use of the bus is dependent on advance booking, numbers booked and itinery. Please contact our Reservations Team for further details as conditions may apply. With one of Corks Premier Golf Courses, first class facilities and Luxury 4 Star Accommodation Lee Valley Golf and Country Club offers you the perfect package. 18 Hole Championship Course Practice Putting Green Full Clubhouse Facilities, Bar, Restaurant, Changing Rooms, Professional Shop, Large outdoor patio area. Lee Valley Golf Club Shuttle Bus Service 4 Star Deluxe Self Catering Holiday Cottages overlooking the Golf Course « less
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