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East Cork Visitor Attractions


Cobh Annie Moore and Cobh Cathedral

Cobh previously known as Queenstown, was the centre of Irish emigration, the last port of call for the Titanic, and the place to which survivors of the Lusitania were brought. Visit the Queenstown Story - a multimedia exhibition at Cobh's Victorian Railway Station. Visit also Cobh's Cathedral with its wonderful architectural work, its many mosaics, stained glass windows and statues. Enjoy the stunning views over the town of Cobh (pronounced Cove) and out to Spike Island and take in the views over Cork Harbour and back toward Cobh with the Cathedral standing in all its glory above the town.

Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill

Barryscourt Castle

Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill Dates from the same period as Bunratty and Dunguaire Castles. Built in 1206, it was the seat of the Earl of Barrymore until 1700. The castle was opened to the public after extensive renovations..

Ballycotton Sanctuary & Wetlands

Ballycotton Sanctuary & Wetlands A bird sanctuary of international importance stretches from Ballycotton around the bay to Ballymacoda.

Beaches in East Cork

Garryvoe Beach

Beaches in East Cork, there are 3 beautiful beaches in the area of Ballycotton, Garryvoe and Youghal.

Bird Watching in East Cork

Bird Watching, Angling and Sea Fishing in East Cork. For the birdwatchers East Cork is a hive of activity with lots of different wildlife and birds to be spotted, from Waders, Grebes, Golden Plover and many many more. The area of Cork is popular with many different species of birds due to our varied landscape such as mudflats, beach and lagoon areas, reedbeds and rocky shorelines. Some areas to visit include Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve and the Rostellan area, Ballycotton, Garryvoe and Ballycotton Cliff Walk area.

Ballycotton especially in East Cork offers a range of fishing, such as deep sea fishing and shore fishing in Ballycotton and Garryvoe area. You have a range of Beach area here to choose from such as Ballyandreen, Ballycotton Pier, Ballybranigan Beach and Ballycrenane, Youghal and Knockadoon Head. Boats can be charted out for fishing, and some will have rods and tackle hire options, boats also available in some case for island visiting and sight seeing tours.

Fota Wildlife Park, Fota Island

Fota Wildlife Park East Cork

Fota Wildlife Park, Fota Island here you will see over 70 species of wildlife from all 5 continents, roam freely past bird-filled lakes, monkey islands and flamingo parks. A great family day-out.


Shanagarry a village renowned for its superb pottery. Visit the potters at work at Stephen Pearse's emporium

The Jameson Centre, Midleton

Jamesons Distillery Midleton

The Jameson Centre, Midleton Experience the history of Irish Whiskey, see the world's biggest Pot Still and after your tour enjoy a sample of the local Irish Jameson Whiskey and compare the taste and richness of it to other whiskeys.


Youghal Lighthouse East Cork

The ancient town of Youghal was occupied by the Danes and Normans and was also part of the great tract of land that was granted to Sir Walter Raleigh. His home, Myrtle Grove, still stands today and is open to the public. Tradition has it that it was here he planted the first potatoes. The main street is spanned by the Clock Gate built in 1777.