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Kinsale, County Cork

kinsale-2-7166607kinsale-2-7166607kinsale-3-3432783kinsale-4-3842247 Kinsale, which sits sumptuously on the harbour of the River Bandon, is a small town in county Cork. The town is positioned 25 km south of Cork city on the coast near the Old Head. The name of the town is derived from an Irish word ‘Cionn tSáile’. This picturesque town houses various sightseeing attractions, historical monuments and medieval churches. After Clonakilty, Kinsale is recognized as Ireland’s second Fair Trade Town.

Kinsale in the early 16th century was the site of a battle in which English forces defeated Irish and Spanish force, led by the prince Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Hugh O’Neill. Later, in the flight of the Earls, a large number of native Irish aristocrats along with Earls of Tyrone and Tir Conaill, abandoned their lands and fled to mainland Europe. With the defeat of James II of England at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, the town was freed after a Norse settlement. Records point the early fortifications of the town in 1677. During this period, Charles Fort was built at the Summer Cove, which stood as a guard to the entrance to Kinsale estuary. This medieval fort was built to protect the town, specifically the harbour from the entry of the French and Spanish in the event of inhabiting Ireland.

This historical walled seaport town is a home to the famous James’ Fort, which is located on the Castle park peninsula at the other side of the summer cove. The Charles Fort and the James Fort were connected across the harbour mouth using an underwater chain. This was done at the times of war to scuttle the enemy ship by ripping the bottom out of incoming vessels. On May 7, 1915, when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat, some of the bodies and survivors were brought to Kinsale. The subsequent inquest on the bodies recovered in this upheaval was held in the town’s courthouse. To commemorate the efforts of the medieval citizens, a statue has been erected in the harbour.

Today, with several gourmet restaurants and leisure activities such yachting, sea angling and golf, the town is deemed as one of the famous holiday destinations for Irish and foreign tourists. Owing to its enthralling beauty and sites, the place is much frequented by boating fraternity in large numbers during summers. Apart from its known sea side sites, the town is bestowed with several historical monuments, galleries and natural surroundings.

Kinsale is reckoned for its art galleries and a noted school of English. The mesmerizing town boasts a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow intersecting streets, which makes it pleasing for quiet walks. Close to the town centre is a large yachting marina, which attracts numerous sailing enthusiasts. A “Gourmet Festival” is celebrated in the town annually, which honours celebrity chefs and their easting establishments. There is ancient churches such as St. Multose’s church (Church of Ireland) and St. John the Baptist (Roman Catholic) within the walls of the town. The Market House and the French Prison (or Desmond Castle) are some of the prominent historical monuments of Kinsale.

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Passage West
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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
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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
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Cork City
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Cobh
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Clonakilty
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Carrigaline
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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
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Golf

Water Rock Golf Course
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Gardens

The Manor Gardens
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The Gearagh
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Griffins Garden Centre
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Dunsland Gardens
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West Cork Equine Centre
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Blarney Castle
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Belvelly Castle
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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
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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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Kinsale Equestrian Centre, County Cork

kinsale-equestrian-centre-2-3956522kinsale-equestrian-centre-2-3956522kinsale-equestrian-centre-3-3444166 Kinsale Equestrian Centre, overlooking the Bandon River is the newest riding centre of County Kinsale. Spread over 50 acres of lush grasslands, Kinsale Equestrian Centre comprises a livery yard and a riding school. Catering to beginners, intermediate to advanced level riders, the riding school of this equestrian centre is suitable for both children and adults. Kinsale riding school boasts of one of the largest indoor arenas in Ireland, with dimensions 60m X 40m. In addition, the centre also has an outdoor arena set over an area of 40 acres of grasslands. Kinsale riding centre has fully qualified BHS instructors for a great learning experience as well as for proper security and safety of riders.

· Disabled Access

· Refreshments and Drinks

· Storage and Left Luggage Facilities

· Tuition

· Trekking, hacking, show jumping

· Provisions and Equipments for hire

  • Opening Time: 9:00am to 9:00 pm

· Admission Charges:

· Adult: €20/€25

· Child: €15/€20

· Trek: €25/Lesson €20 1 hour each

· Trek: Children half hour €15/one hour €20

  • Minimum Participation Age: 4 years
  • Number of Horses/ Ponies: 15

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Passage West
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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
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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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Barleycove Beach, County Cork

barleycove-beach-0-9514423barleycove-beach-0-9514423barleycove-beach-2-5435960barleycove-beach-3-3034393barleycove-beach-4-3603678barleycove-beach-5-4176050barleycove-beach-7-9566312barleycove-beach-8-1546745barleycove-beach-9-5846654 Barleycove Beach on the South coast of Ireland is considered one of the finest beaches of West Cork where tourists can have a lot of fun and frolic. Located nearby Mizen Head on the Mizen Peninsula, the surroundings of Barleycove provide ample scenic views of the beauty of nature. This not-so-overcrowded beach and its surroundings witness the highest number of visitors during summers. Owing to the wildlife diversity and the fauna found in its expansive dune system, the beach has been officially declared as a Special Area of Conservation by European Union. Furthermore, the float bridge that has been constructed to manage visitor traffic puts less stress on the natural surroundings of the area.                     

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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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Clonakilty, County Cork

clonakilty-2-3940364clonakilty-2-3940364clonakilty-3-8512304clonakilty-4-7270370clonakilty-5-7669884clonakilty-6-2769693clonakilty-7-7259673clonakilty-8-5195192 Clonakilty is a small town situated in western County Cork, Ireland, along the N71 national secondary road. It is commonly called Clon by the residents, and located on the southern coast of the country, which places it in the vicinity of hilly countryside as well as sandy beaches. The first mention of this town, as Clogh Na Kylte, was in the Plea Roll that listed it among the regions being controlled by William De Barri, in 1378. The credit of setting up this town goes to Richard Boyle, who, in the year 1613, received James I’s charter, wherein its residents were termed ‘sovereign, free-burgesses and commonality of the borough of Cloghnikilty.

Clonakilty houses the National Michael Collins Memorial Statue, which was built to pay respects to one of the greatest and most recognizable military and political leaders of Ireland. He was born in Woodfield, Clonakilty in 1890 and the statue was inaugurated on August 22nd, 2002 by legendary actor Liam Neeson. This town is one of the most environmentally conscious regions of Ireland, and has been honoured with the 1999 Irish Tidy Towns Competition award. It was judged the first official Fair Trade Town of Ireland and also deemed the Europeanm Destination of Excellence by European Commission in 2007. Beaches add substantially to the scenic beauty of this town, which is termed the beach centre of West Cork due to the numerous sandy beaches, coves and harbours that are situated here. The tidal bay, marshes and hinterland of this town invite more than 201 species of birds, making its coast the favoured locale amongst ornithologists.

Clonakilty is a town that is famous throughout Ireland for its rich culture that focuses around traditional as well as contemporary music. Its bars and pubs hold live music nights, and lively concerts can be enjoyed every night throughout the year. The scenic beauty of the town inspired many a musicians, with Noel Redding, Roy Harper and David Mitchell moving here permanently. Several music-centric festivals are hosted here annually; The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, The Motion Festival, and The Waterfront Festival are a few well known festivals that were held here. Other prominent events that are organized in Clonakilty are West Cork Car Rally, International Car Rally, Festival of West Cork, Clonakilty Agricultural Show, Clonakilty Farmers Market, Charity Plant Sale, Galley Flash Regatta, Ring Regatta, South of Ireland Band Championships and the Country and Bluegrass Weekend.

Just like in any other Irish town, sports enjoy extreme popularity here too, with exclusive clubs being set up for Gaelic athletics, football, martial arts and rugby. Archery, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and angling, golfing, swimming, tennis, cycling, water sports, horse riding and war games enjoy tremendous following among the residents of this town. The West Cork Model Village is a site that has been preserved in this town to give the visitors a taste of how the life in 1940s was. It houses numerous handmade models and figurines that depict various portions of the town in the most charming manner. A few other sites of historical significance in Clonakilty are Timoleague Abbey, Castle Salem, Galley Head Lighthouse, Clonakilty Museum, Coppinger’s Court, Drombeg Stone Circle and Lios-na-Gcon Ringfort.

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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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Mallow, County Cork

mallow-1-8026452mallow-1-8026452mallow-2-3984300mallow-3-4927592mallow-4-5545100 A well-known market center, Mallow is situated along the beautiful Blackwater Valley. It is the largest town and a center from which exploring river and other interesting locations become accessible. Moreover, hundred years ago, the town was famous as a spa, where innumerable visitors frequented it. The fame of the city gave rise to a very popular song ‘The Rakes of Mallow’, which is still sung at several occasions. The ancient Mallow Castle is built in the middle of the town. Behind this building, there is a new castle located, which is a fine baronial building owned and looked after by a private hand. The town provides a glimpse of a herd of amazing white fallow deer.

In a location 13.6km/8.5 miles south-west of Mallow, remains of pre-historic settlement are found. This place is called Beenalaght, where six standing stones are found on a hill on the west-side of the Mallow-Coach ford Road. These pre-historic remains attract several tourists every year and bring great foreign exchange to the town.

Mallow was the Head quarter of the North Cork Militia during the Great Irish war of Independence. The HQ was known as North Cork Rifles and properly-defined as well equipped with necessary amenities. Moreover, RIC barracks situated in the town was the only location that was captured nationwide during the war. In retaliation, many main street areas were afterward torched by the British Army. A very shocking incidence in the past occurred when Mrs. King, wife of Capt W H King was murdered during the unsuccessful attempt to kill her husband. To oppose this action, Black and Tans and British army murdered three railway workers- Patrick Devitt, Bennett and Danial Mullane. These sad happenings prompted industrial action taken by the National Railworkers Union in Ireland and Britain.

The town is well-connected to rest of the places via roads like the National Primary Route 20, National Secondary Route 72 and National Secondary Route 73. These roads connect Cork and Limerick, Dungarvan and Killarney and Mitchelstown and the M8 motorway respectively. Mallow even has a proper air connectivity and the nearest airports are Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In addition, the town has a flying club that is nearby Rathcoole. The town also has an exclusive Helicopter Charter Company located in nearby Dromahane.

Mallow Racecourse, which is now named as Cork Racecourse was made an emergency landing airfield on April 18, 1983, when a business jet piloted by Reuben Ocana landed in emergency. A temporary tarmacadam runaway of about 910 m in size was paid for by the authority responsible for its insurance. It was laid at the exact location in order to make it leave after five weeks in a proper state. Meanwhile, the pilot became a popular figure in the entire town and was given a proper celebrity treatment.

Therefore, Mallow is a perfect destination famous for its modern style and world charm combination. The town provides top-class facilities like good hotels, amazing food outlets, transportation and others. One of the popular destinations in Ireland, Mallow is appreciated across the world.

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Fermoy, County Cork

fermoy-0-1639019fermoy-0-1639019fermoy-2-1637152fermoy-3-3654380fermoy-4-5175338 Fermoy, situated in the centre of the lush Blackwater Valley, is a small town in County Cork. Located to the south of Ireland, the town derives its name from the Irish word ‘Mainistir Fhear Maí, which denotes ‘Monastery of the Men of the Plain’. Name of the town refers to the Cistercian abbey founded in the 13th century. The significance of the abbey can be discerned from the fact that after the establishment of the abbey in 1170, the town flourished.

The area around the Cistercian Abbey, which comprised small town, was bought by a Scotsman, John Anderson, in 1791. Being an entrepreneur, he put in ardent efforts to develop the town. Owing to his commitment towards the prosperity of the town, he commenced the development of roads and mail coach system in Ireland. During the early 19th century, the town began to beckon military. Thereafter, the town became a manufacturing and services base for the British army and remained so until 1922.

Religious tradition of the town still remains intact and is a source of pride for its residents. St. Colmans, Presentation and Loreto are the three orders currently engaged in imparting education to the young population of the town. This mesmerising town, which is situated on the crossroads between the Rosslare/Killarney and Dublin/Cork routes, offers some marvellous opportunities for inland fishing.

Fermoy is blessed with Blackwater and Funcheon rivers, which have made it a renowned inland fishing centre, especially for trout, salmon and coarse fishing. Over the years, the town has gained an enviable reputation as a famed site for coarse and salmon angling. Surrounding countryside bestow the town with an alluring appeal. The scenic charm of the town can largely be attributed to the existence of valleys and mountains.

This enthralling town is adorned with fine country houses, gardens, historic sites and castles, apart from the sights of historical importance. Spectacular scenery of the town can be relished from the Knockmealdown Mountain. The picturesque river-side walk at Barnane is amongst the highlights of this enchanting town. Fermoy Rowing Club organises two annual regattas in May and September, which summons both foreigners and locals.

Although the town is one of the major centres of commerce in Ireland, the panoramic allure of the town has remained unspoilt even with this development. Fermoy boasts chemical production, ice-cream manufacturing and power product manufacturing industries. Companies like Sanmina-SCI Corporation and FCI Connectors have also established their electronics manufacturing plants in the town. Moorepark Research Institute, a government body engaged in agricultural and food research, is another feather in the cap of this magnificent town.

Commercial development of the town has bestowed it with an extensive connectivity within Ireland. M8 motorway bypass provides easy connectivity to commuters visiting this charming town. Bus Eireann service has also realised the importance of the town for Ireland, by linking it with Cork and Dublin. The ingenious allure of the town has beckoned professionals and scholars, who have spent a major part of their formative years in Fermoy.

Fermoy is replete with historical monuments, which is a reflection of its important location in the former years.

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The Blarney Castle, situated near the River Martin, is one of Ireland’s classic tourist destinations. Picturesque locat…read on
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Located near Abisdealy bridge, Tragumna is a small but very picturesque beach which is an ideal spot to spend a luxuriou…read on
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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
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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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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
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Kinsale, which sits sumptuously on the harbour of the River Bandon, is a small town in county Cork. The town is position…read on
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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
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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
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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

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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
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cork-city-0-7177020cork-city-0-7177020cork-city-1-9476049cork-city-2-1423137cork-city-4-5303906cork-city-5-5571989cork-city-6-1694065cork-city-8-5352744cork-city-9-2429654 The city of Cork is the second city of Ireland and is well known for its rich culture and history. Rebel County, the significant place for the Irish civil war 1922 is also located in this city. The end of the civil war was due to the assassination of Michael Collins. The monastery built by St Finbarr in the 7th century is the place from where the city was originally developed. The oldest yacht club in the world is also located here.
The city of Cork lies in between the two channels of river Lee which forms an island. Population of cork city is around 150,000 approximately who have an individual character. The city is developing at a rapid rate as now it has all the facilities for the visitors to enjoy like an economic center with complete shopping facilities and eating joints. The quality pubs in the city add another star to the already studded night life.

Connectivity can be a matter of concern for the visitors as it is a developing city, there are only few options available to travel. There are train services from Dublin city which run innumerable times a day taking 3-4 hours or you can also travel by air.
Being a compact city, the tourists don’t have to worry about travelling from place to place, can easily manage on foot. The best place to start travelling can be Patrick Street. The city started to change around the year 2005, the new look is a combination of ancient as well as new look.

The most popular building in cork is north of the river. Shandon church along with its distinctive tower and salmon weather, one can get a glimpse of them from all over the city. Apart from them the other notable buildings are City Hall, St Finbarre’s Cathedral and St Mary’s Cathedral. Art and culture have flourished a lot in Cork and there have been many renowned writers, artists, actors and musicians who hail from the city about whom the locals are very proud of. There are lots of options for the art lovers, if one wants to see a play they can check out the Everyman Theatre and the granary theatre, there are many musical performance and plays held at the cork opera house. City Cork is also famous for many cultural and social events that are held here and one of them is the Guinness jazz Festivals. The best art galleries in the city are The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery and the Lewis Gluckman Gallery.

For some people the city is an interesting place to stay but some use it as a hub to meet and explore the beautiful city. When you have to leave, there will not be any problem regarding quality car hire for services to airport and to the city. This city is the first choice for many tourists of south Ireland and is considered as an ideal place to stay.

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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
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Water Rock Golf Course, County Cork

water-rock-golf-course-0-4976142water-rock-golf-course-0-4976142water-rock-golf-course-3-7909473water-rock-golf-course-4-3228354 If one is in Southern Ireland and also happens to be a golf lover, a visit to Water Rock Golf Course, County Cork, should rate high on one’s priority list. This golf club is basically a family run business and interestingly, has no permanent members as it works only on the basis of green fees. The course, designed by Patrick Merrigan, is one of the most famous tourist and sporting destination in the South of Ireland.

Starting from amateurs to professional golfers, this Irish golf club that came into existence in 1994 caters to the golfing needs of all kinds of players. The club provides different options for tees and is built in accordance with internationally Water Rock Golf Course accepted construction standards and specifications. This private 18 holes parkland, therefore, includes mildly shaped greens which are sand based. To add further elements to its many highlights, the course is situated on Owenacurra riverside. The division of this par 70 course consists of two loops; one is made of 5 par threes and the second has 3 par fives. The signature hole, known by the name of ‘Swan Lake’, is perhaps the toughest on the course as it plays over water into the wide green expanse at 240 yard 12th par 3.

Visitors are welcomed by the club for a game round the year and at the same time, can avail golfing and other facilities like bar, clubhouse and restaurant.

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Brian Boru High King Of Ireland

I came across this documentary and text about Brian Boru. This is a fascinating true story about the one true High King of Ireland. Anyone with an interest in Irish history and or Brian Boru should enjoy it immensely. Please feel free to share this page with your friends and family, and students of Irish history.

Brian Boru (c. 941 — 23 April 1014, Old Irish: Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig; Middle Irish: Brian Bóruma; modern Irish: Brian Bóroimhe) was an Irish king who ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill. Building on the achievements of his father, Cennétig mac Lorcain, and especially his elder brother, Mathgamain, Brian first made himself King of Munster, then subjugated Leinster, making himself ruler of the south of Ireland. He is the founder of the O’Brien dynasty.

With a population of under 500,000 people, Ireland had over 150 kings, with greater or lesser domains. The Uí Néill king Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, abandoned by his northern kinsmen of the Cenél nEógain and Cenél Conaill, acknowledged Brian as High King at Athlone in 1002. In the decade that followed, Brian campaigned against the northern Uí Néill, who refused to accept his claims, against Leinster, where resistance was frequent, and against the Norse Gaelic Kingdom of Dublin. Brian’s hard-won authority was seriously challenged in 1013 when his ally Máel Sechnaill was attacked by the Cenél nEógain king Flaithbertach Ua Néill, with the Ulstermen as his allies. This was followed by further attacks on Máel Sechnaill by the Dubliners under their king Sihtric Silkbeard and the Leinstermen led by Máel Mórda mac Murchada. Brian campaigned against these enemies in 1013. In 1014, Brian’s armies confronted the armies of Leinster and Dublin at Clontarf near Dublin on Good Friday. The resulting Battle of Clontarf was a bloody affair, with Brian, his son Murchad, and Máel Mórda among those killed. The list of the noble dead in the Annals of Ulster includes Irish kings, Norse Gaels, Scotsmen, and Scandinavians. The immediate beneficiary of the slaughter was Máel Sechnaill who resumed his interrupted reign.

The court of Brian’s great-grandson Muirchertach Ua Briain produced the Cogadh Gaedhel re Gallaibh, a work of near-hagiography. The Norse Gaels and Scandinavians too produced works magnifying Brian, among these Njal’s Saga, the Orkneyinga Saga, and the now-lost Brian’s Saga. Brian’s war against Máel Mórda and Sihtric was to be inextricably connected with his complicated marital relations, in particular his marriage to Gormlaith, Máel Mórda’s sister and Sihtric’s mother, who had been in turn the wife of Amlaíb Cuarán, king of Dublin and York, then of Máel Sechnaill, and finally of Brian.

A succinct summation of Brian is by David B. Beougher, who remarks “Contrary to the popular perception of Brian as the liberator of Ireland from foreign dominance, he purposely used outsiders to expand his authority. Brian “Boru” combined Irish tradition with innovation to become the most successful Irish king of his time.

(p) It is believed that Brian died at the age of 88 years, when he was slain at the Battle of Contarf, 1014. This would mean he was born around 926 – 927. Others believe he was a little older, being born as early as 923 – 942. Either way, a fine age for the time, particularly for a warrior King of Ireland.