CORK GUIDE

County Cork Attractions

Visitor Attractions
Charles Fort

Charles Fort Kinsale is a classic example of a star-shaped fort and has five bastions, constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification. Located a short distance from Kinsale town centre by car, or for the more energetic take the Sciliy Walk and enjoy a stroll up to the Fort. Enjoy the wonderful views down over Kinsale and across the water to James Fort of the 1600's.

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Cobh Heritage Centre, the story of Cobh's origins, it's unque history and legacy are dramatically recalled at The Queenstown Story - a stunning multi media exhibition at Cobh's restored Victorian Railway Station. Themes include The Titanic, Emigration & Famine. New Genealogy Service available.

Jameson Heritage Centre

Today, every drop of Jameson is produced in Midleton. It's here you'll come face-to-face with the largest pot still in the world, see our new micro-distillery in action, experience our live maturation warehouse, and taste our whiskeys along the way.

For more information or to book now, visit jamesonwhiskey.com or call Jameson Heritage Centre directly on (021) 461 3594.

Bantry House & Gardens

Bantry House & Gardens Immerse yourself in the epic adventure of 1796 which includes an individual sound tour, complete with accompanying music and sound effects available in a choice of different languages.

Blarney Castle & Gardens

The famous Blarney Stone embedded in the Battlements of Blarney Castle, is kissed by visitors each year, and tradition says that those who kiss the stone will receive the gift eloquence. Take time to explore the world renowned Blarney Castle and its gardens.

Camden Fort Meagher Crosshaven

Camden Fort Meagher Crosshaven is a classic example of a coastal artillery fort. With lots of exhibitions and billets containing military and lots of other memorabilia of interest it is a great value family day out. Groups and School tours welcome. With 65% of the Fort underground there is lots to explore. Stunning views over Cork Harbour and relax in the harbourside deck area for refreshments afterwards. Only 30 minutes drive from Cork City and there is also a regular bus service Number 220 bus from Cork city.

Desmond Castle

Desmond Castle in Kinsale town has had a colourful history, ranging from Spanish occupation in 1601 to use as a prison for captured American sailors during the American War of Independence.

DONERALE WILDLIFE PARK North of Doneraile town in Co. Cork, a great landscaped estate - 160 hectares of parkland's with mature groves of deciduous trees and a number of deer herds.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is Ireland's only Wildlife Park. In this rural setting one can view rare and endangered species of wildlife in surroundings which have been developed as close as possible to their natural environment.

Michael Collins Centre

Michael Collins Centre just outside Clonakilty have been interpreting the life of Michael Collins since 1997, when they organized the first Michael Collins Tours, taking visitors to the important sites in West Cork associated with the famous patriot. Elizabeth Slyne Crowley, grandmother of Tim Crowley was a cousin of Michael Collins and her husband Tim Crowley was on active service during the 1916 rebellion

Over 500 acres of lakes, waterfalls, streams, wetlands, walks, picnic areas, moorlands, arboretum, herb rich meadows, ornamental gardens, archaeological sites, native deer, birds and wildlife. Treat yourself to a visit, you will find yourself coming back again and again..

Mizen Head Visitor Centre

The Mizen Head Signal Station Visitor Centre Irelands' Award Winning Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station at Ireland's most Southwesterly Point!.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Ballincollig invites you to visit their exciting, and unique industrial complex on the banks of the River Lee in Cork, where the manufacture of gunpowder took place from 1794 to 1903.

West Cork Model Railway Village

Enjoy a visit to The West Cork Model Railway Village the first of its kind in Ireland. Experience the sights and the sounds of life in West Cork during the 1940's.

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Car Hire

Cork Car Hire

Are you planning on renting a car in Cork? We will compare the best car hire companies to get you the best price and overall deal. One way Car Rental is available. Rent a car at Cork Airport, and drop it off at Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Kerry Airport or Belfast, we will give you an all inclusive quote.

With free cancellation and no credit card fees you can book well in advance and lock the best price in.

Accommodation in Cork

Cork City Attractions

Cork City Attractions

See & Do in County Cork

Corks Ancient East

Corks Ancient East

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

Getting Around Cork

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