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Cork, which is the second city of Ireland, is widely known as the city of history. The place of much significance in the Irish civil war 1922 known by the name of Rebel County is also located in this county. The assassination of Michael Collins in this county resulted in the end of civil war in Ireland. The city was originally developed from a monastery built by St Finbarr in the 7th century. It is also home to the oldest yacht club in the world.
Cork being the largest county of Ireland has a great variety of geographical features. From inland rivers and river valleys to rolling farmland and sea eroded cost line, you can find everything here. Top quality beaches and food makes it one of the finest tourist destinations. It is a home for many famous artists, musicians and writers who impart its cultural output. There are many venues where live music events are held, visitors can hear anything from traditional Irish music to more avant- garde sounds. With many large stores located to the Patrick Street, this place is also a shopper’s paradise.

Cork is a growing metropolitan today with plenty of attractions suited for people of different tastes. For people who are interested in studying about the ancient culture, this place consists of some most stunning architecture like the tower of Shandon church which is also known as Four-Faced Liar and  Saint Finbarre’s Cathedral originally built in the 7th century was again built by architect William Burges in the late 1800’s in Gothic style.   In county Cork there are seven attractions that are a must see for the Tourists who visit, Blarneys castle, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Cork City gaol, Bantry House and Gardens, Cobh Heritage Center, West Cork Model Railway.

Blarney Castle was built by the once king of Munster Cormac McCarthy. It is one of the top attractions in Ireland where people come from all over the world to kiss the famous Blarney Stone on top of the castle. The castle you see today is 600 years old. Charles fort is the magnificent star shaped fort found at edge of the harbor outside the town of Kin sale in country cork. Fota wildlife park lies in the southeastern part of Cork City in the south of Ireland, it features over 30 mammals and 50 species of birds making it a family destination. Cork City Gaol takes you back in time to see what the kind of life in Irish prison was. It is located in an area called Sunday’s well, 2km to the north west of Patrick’s street in the city centre.

Bantry house was built by the Earl of Bantry, today looked after by his descendants. Visitors can wander around the beautifully manicured gardens or just relax in the tea rooms.

The Cobe heritage centre is the first port of call for visitors to the town, you can study about the emigration that took place in Cobh as well as the story of the two ships Titanic and Lusitania.

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Towns

Youghal
Youghal, which sits majestically on the estuary of the River Blackwater, is located in County Cork. The enthralling beau…read on
Passage West
Situated on the west bank of Cork Harbour, Passage West is a thriving port town in County Cork. The town is located 19 k…read on
Mitchelstown
Mitchelstown, County Cork is one of the biggest cheese production centres of Ireland. Having the Irish name Baile Mhista…read on
Midleton
Originated in the heart of beautiful East Cork region, Midleton derived its name from Irish ‘Mainistir na Corann’ meani…read on
Mallow
A well-known market center, Mallow is situated along the beautiful Blackwater Valley. It is the largest town and a cent…read on
Macroom
The market town of County Cork, Macroom is situated in a valley, which is positioned on the River Sullane. River Sullane…read on
Kinsale
Kinsale, which sits sumptuously on the harbour of the River Bandon, is a small town in county Cork. The town is position…read on
Fermoy
Fermoy, situated in the centre of the lush Blackwater Valley, is a small town in County Cork. Located to the south of Ir…read on
Cork City
The city of Cork is the second city of Ireland and is well known for its rich culture and history. Rebel County, the si…read on
Cobh
However, the main hub for the arts in Cobh is the Sirius Arts Centre on the waterfront. The cultural highlights includ…read on
Clonakilty
Clonakilty is a small town situated in western County Cork, Ireland, along the N71 national secondary road. It is common…read on
Carrigaline
Beauty is the soul of Carrigaline which is an ideal destination for discovering Counties Cork and Kerry. The town is s…read on
Bantry
Lying on the coast of County Cork, Bantry is a small town located on the national secondary road N71. The name of the to…read on
Bandon
Bandon, located along the River Bandon between two hills, is a town in County Cork. The small market town is situated at…read on

Museums

Cork Public Museum
Located in the Fitzgerald Park in Mardyke in County Cork, the Cork Public Museum is also known as Cork City Museum. The …read on
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Golf

Water Rock Golf Course
If one is in Southern Ireland and also happens to be a golf lover, a visit to Water Rock Golf Course, County Cork, sho…read on

Gardens

The Manor Gardens
Dunmanway Cork in south Ireland boasts the beautiful Manor Gardens. Sprawling over a vast area of one acre, the garden c…read on
The Gearagh
The Gearagh in County Cork of Ireland is most often identified as the only widespread remains of Alluvial Forest in West…read on
Griffins Garden Centre
The town of County Cork has a famous tourist attraction Griffins Garden Centre. Over the 20 years, this garden is known …read on
Dunsland Gardens
The Dunsland Garden is located in Glanmire in the southern region of Ireland. This garden was built during 19th century …read on

Equestrian-schools

West Cork Equine Centre
West Cork Equine Centre is an A.I.R.E approved centre located in the County Cork. Being near to the beautiful mountainou…read on

Castles

Blarney Castle
The Blarney Castle, situated near the River Martin, is one of Ireland’s classic tourist destinations. Picturesque locat…read on
Belvelly Castle
Belvlly Castle is a medieval square tower located in the village of Belvelly in County Cork, and sitting on a thin strip…read on

Beaches

Tragumna Beach
Located near Abisdealy bridge, Tragumna is a small but very picturesque beach which is an ideal spot to spend a luxuriou…read on
Garryvoe Beach
The spectacular Garryvoe beach enjoys the highly coveted blue flag status and is situated in the Eastern part of the cou…read on
Garrylucas Beach
Garrylucas beach is one of the must-visit places for tourists in the coastal region of County Cork. This sandy beach, lo…read on
Garrettstown Beach
Garrettstown Beach in County Cork, Ireland not only enjoys a blue flag status but is often hailed as a great place for s…read on
Barleycove Beach
Barleycove Beach on the South coast of Ireland is considered one of the finest beaches of West Cork where tourists can…read on

Art-galleries

Pebbles Gallery
Pebbles Gallery is a famous art gallery located in County Cork. The huge collection of pebbles is bound to astonish the …read on
Lewis Glucksman Gallery
Lewis Glucksman Gallery is located in University College, Cork, Ireland and is an award winning art gallery. It was open…read on
Glebe Gallery
Glebe Gallery is situated in Baltimore and is one of the popular art galleries in County Cork. The collection has contem…read on
Adrigole Arts
Spectacularly situated in the impressive Beara Peninsula, Adrigole Arts has been declared the best craft shop by the Cra…read on
2020 Art Gallery
2020 Art Gallery in the Irish County of Cork is home to the works of several national as well as local artists. This Bal…read on

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