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Blarney Castle & Jamesons Distillery day trip from Cobh

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Blarney Castle & Jamesons Distillery day trip from Cobh

2-4 of us will be in Cobh for a day in May next year as part of a cruise stop. We would like to Visit the Blarney castle & Jamesons Whiskey Distillery & then finish the day spending time in Cobh itself. What are our transport options? Taxi, trains, buses, hire cars? open to all suggestions.

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1. Re: Blarney Castle & Jamesons Distillery day trip from Cobh

If you want to do both Blarney Castle and Jameson Distillery then best thing is to hire a taxi for the day. It would not be terribly expensive if 4 shared.

Blarney and Jameson are in two completely opposite directions and while both have public transport options they are not direct options from Cobh.

To get to Blarney from Cobh (20 miles) by public transport will involve train to cork, 10 minute walk to bus station and then bus to Blarney. A total journey time of at least 90 mins each way. including waiting time.

To get to Midleton from Cobh (12 miles) will involve train to Glounthaune, change there to Midleton line, change train for Midleton, and then 10 - 15 minute walk to Jameson Distillery,.

If a taxi were to do it, the journey would involve - direct trip from Cobh to Blarney Castle, say two hours there, then direct journey to Distillery, say 90 minutes there and then back to Cobh. This trip could be done in about 6 hours including visit time at Blarney and Midleton.

With regards to Cobh.

There are 4 main attractions:

1. The Queenstown story - heritage centre, this is right beside the cruise terminal. Entrance charge

2. The Titanic Trail walkiing tour - Charge

3. Tour of Spike Island - Seasonal - Charge

4. St Colmans Cathedral (free entry - no tours available)

Cobh Town itself is very small and can be explored in about an hour.

If you want to do a trip by public transport, then I recommend that you choose either Blarney or Midleton (not both) and Cobh.

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2. Re: Blarney Castle & Jamesons Distillery day trip from Cobh

thank you so much for your prompt & informative reply. Seems like taxi is a winner.

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3. Re: Blarney Castle & Jamesons Distillery day trip from Cobh

Here is a link to taxi companies in Cobh. The first four on the list are based in Cobh town itself. You could get a price from them for a tour. it would be worth your while getting a few more to share the trip with you to cut down on the cost. Some taxi companies now use mini vans which can accommodate up to 6 passengers.

goldenpages.ie/q/…taxis

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