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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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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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Cork City, County Cork

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
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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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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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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Derrynane Beach, County Kerry

Derrynane beach is among the beautiful beaches in County Kerry, which is popular with both the tourists as well as the residents of the area. The clean white sandy shores, decorated beautifully with the purple orchids and rock pools, impress one and all, especially nature lovers. It is an ideal place for water-sports enthusiasts, who can indulge in a wide range of activities, such as knee-boarding, water-skiing, and scuba diving. Apart from these water-sports, one can enjoy surfing in the spilling waves of this beach. One can even enjoy swimming between the yellow flags and lifeguard red or rent canoes and sailboats at this Blue Flag beach. There is so much that one can do at this beach that its popularity keeps increasing by the day.

  • Facilities: Canoe and boat renting
  • Activities: Swimming, sailing, water-skiing, knee boarding, scuba diving, surfing and many more

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Tralee
Tralee is a popular town in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located in the southwest corner of Ireland and on the norther…read on
Listowel
Listowel is the capital of North Kerry and considered the literary capital of Ireland, with numerous globally renowned a…read on
Killarney
Killarney is an attractive town situated in County Kerry which is in south-western Ireland. Located to the north of th…read on

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Kenmare Stone Circle
Situated at the intersection of the Beara Peninsula and Iveragh Peninsula, Kenmare is an impressively posh town. This I…read on

Golf

Castleisland Golf Club
Spread over an area of 200 acres and having a par score of 71, Castleisland Golf Club in County Kerry is one of the new…read on

Equestrian-schools

Longs Horse Riding
Longs Horse Riding housed in an old village of Ventry, County Kerry is an A.I.R.E. Approved centre. As one reaches Ventr…read on
Blackwater Stables
Blackwater Stables is an A.I.R.E approved equestrian school. People can take a leisure ride through the area of Kenmare,…read on

Caves

Crag Cave
Located within the proximity of Castleisland in County Kerry, Crag Cave is the 6th longest cave system in the Republic…read on

Castles

Ballymalis Castle
Situated on the banks of River Luane, Ballymalis Castle is one of the standard tower castles of County Kerry. It is posi…read on

Beaches

Rossbeigh Beach
As a part of the world famous Ring of Kerry, Rossbeigh beach is an indispensable Irish tourist destination. The sprawlin…read on
Inch Beach
Hailed as the largest uninterrupted sand beach in Western Europe, Inch beach in County Kerry provides many eye-pleasin…read on
Derrynane Beach
Derrynane beach is among the beautiful beaches in County Kerry, which is popular with both the tourists as well as the…read on
Banna Beach
A popular holiday spot, Banna Beach in County Kerry is also referred to as the Banna Strand. Located in the Tralee Bay…read on
Ballyheigue Beach
Located in North Kerry, Ballyheigue is one of the beautiful beaches in County. The beach runs from the village of Ballyh…read on
Ballybunion South Beach
Ballybunion South Beach is an extensive sandy beach located close to the town of Ballybunion in County Kerry, Ireland. I…read on

Art-galleries

Mcbride Gallery
Mcbride Gallery has an exotic collection of the artistic excellence of contemporary Irish artworks. With its array of pa…read on

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Cranfield West Beach, County Down

The Cranfield West Beach, located in Newry in Northern Ireland and is a part of the County of Down. This sandy beach is a winner of prestigious Blue Flag Award and is located at the entrance to Cralingford Lough. The entire area of this beach is designated as an area of Special Scientific Interest.

Cranfield West Beach is at a distance of approximately 4 miles to its nearest neighbor, the town of Kilkeel. A combination of shingle and sand welcomes the underfoot of the people visiting this beach. Taking a leisure walk along the beach side provides fascinating views of the Mourne Mountains. Set in an idyllic location, one can also enjoy other mesmerizing views as well.

Facilities: Parking, Children’s play area, toilets, showers and jet-skis.

Lifeguard supervision: 11am-6pm (July-August), Weekends (September)

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Newtownards
Positioned at the most northern tip of Strangford Lough, Newtownards is one of the oldest market town in County Down, No…read on
Newry
Lying on the coast of the River Clanrye, which stands parallel to a canal, Newry is one of the oldest cities of Northern…read on
Bangor
Located within the Belfast metropolitan area, Bangor is a large seaside town in the North Down district of County Down. …read on

Monuments

Drumena Cashel
Drumena Cashel, County Down is one of the best examples of walled settlements that were used in the early Christian era …read on

Golf

Mourne Golf Club
Mourne Golf Club, County Down is one among the numerous links courses in Ireland. Established under the patronage of th…read on

Gardens

The Hermitage Garden
A beautiful country garden situated in the Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, is spread over an area of fourteen acres. Cel…read on
Rowallane Garden
The Rowallane Garden is a walled garden that is positioned within the demesne landscape. Reverend John Moore laid out th…read on

Equestrian-schoolsCastles

Ardglass Castle
A country that is home to some of Europe’s finest castles and is renowned for its rich culture and history is Ireland. …read on

Beaches

Cranfield West Beach
The Cranfield West Beach, located in Newry in Northern Ireland and is a part of the County of Down. This sandy beach is …read on

Art-galleries

Yard Gallery
Purposely built to house two galleries, Yard Gallery is a contemporary art space in County Down. Yard Gallery aims to ma…read on
Bonita Art Gallery
Bonita Art Gallery is one of the famous Irish art galleries located in County Down Northern Ireland. This gallery houses…read on

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Edenderry, County Offaly

Edenderry, which shares its borders with Counties Kildare, Meath and Westmeath, is the third largest town in County Offaly, after Tullamore and Birr. This charming town derives its name from the Irish word ‘Eadán Doire’, meaning ‘the hill-brow of the oak wood’. Popularly referred to as a market town, Edenderry sits majestically on the northern edge of the Bog of Allen.

The mesmerising town was governed by the family of Cooley or Cowley, who had defended it in 1599 against the Earl of Tyrone’s rebellion. Owing to the occupation of the area by this family, the town was known as Coolestown in the 16th century. Reigns of Edenderry passed into the hands of the Blundell family after marriage into the Cowley family.

The land, which was under the administration of the Blundell family, became property of the Marquess of Downshire. The new authority commenced the establishment of a branch of the Grand Canal to Edenderry. This project, which incurred around £692, was completed in 1802. The town beckoned the Quakers, who established a thriving woollen cloth manufacturing industry in 1716. Thereafter, a factory of Daniel Alesbury, who made a variety of woodwork, and Alesbury car manufacturing industry were established in the town. Another boost to the commerce of the town was provided by the development of a railway line, which provided domestic connectivity to Edenderry from Enfield.

The panoramic countryside of Edenderry can be explored by walking along the streets lined with shops and bistros. Grand Canal is the most prominent landmark of this Irish town. During the walk around this canal, people can catch a glimpse of the old bridges, which spell the history of the town. Mystical beauty of the town is also accentuated by the historic plaques placed around the town on churches and houses.

Peter Blundell’s castle, located to the south of the town, was once owned by Lord and Lady Blundell. Ruins of this ancient castle are must visit for people wishing to get acquainted with the heritage of the town. The enticing town is also home to many music acts, including the contemporary heavy metal and traditional Irish music, amongst others.

The importance of the town in the tourism of Ireland is further accentuated by its vibrant nightlife. Edenderry provides people with some of the most animated clubbing and partying sights in the vicinity. Foys and Larkins pubs enable tourists to relish drinking till late at night. Electrifying Saturday night clubbing at Finbarr Cullens is another highlight of this fascinating town.

In addition to clubbing opportunities, the night spots of the town also host cocktail parties and live bands on the weekends. Owing to the location of Edenderry on Dublin Road, travelling to this captivating town is hassle free. The main street of the town is linked with Kinnegad in the north by R401 road and Enfield in the east by the R402 road. The two important roads segregate at the Grand Canal, from where the R401 road extends south to Rathangan and Kildare Town, and the R402 road continues westwards towards Tullamore.

Owing to the unprecedented development in the residential, retail and commercial sectors, Edenderry has emerged as a principal town in East Offaly.

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