The traditional farming community of
Ballinhassig is situated on the N71 within 10km of Cork City.
This gateway to West Cork offers visitors a full range of facilities including restaurants
and pubs with free Irish entertainment. It is very close for Cork
Airport and Cork Ferry Port. The area is known for road bowling and a thriving
equestrian environment, featuring hunting, point-to-point meetings, gymkhanas, riding
centres and horse breeders.
Locally, a typical working Open Farm hosts a
range of farm animals including unusual breeds, allowing adults and children firsthand
views of farm life. The farm is signposted off the N71.
The village of Halfway offers free
access to an agricultural and transport museum displaying examples of machinery, vehicles
and farming implements of a bygone era. The village is overlooked by a unique feat of
engineering, a massive stone viaduct built circa 1850