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Last Updated: 1st September, 2018

Visitors to County Cork are spoiled for choice with the amount of attractions on offer. Please click below if you prefer to view Cork City Visitor Attractions


Jameson Heritage Centre

Jameson Heritage Centre

Exploring the Jameson Heritage Centre in Midleton Co. Cork will take you back through time. Discover the history, and the magical taste of Irish Whiskey, Uisce Beatha (The Water of Life) the mystical spirit perfected by Irish monks in the 6th Century A.D. A wonderful day out in East Cork.

The Jameson Heritage Centre

Book your guided tour here for Midleton's Jameson Distillery and enjoy a little Irish Whiskey sample when you finish.


Bantry House & Gardens

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

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

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.


Charles Fort

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.


Cobh Heritage Centre

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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.


Cork City Goal

Cork City Goal

Cork City Goal has been restored as a highly exciting visitor attraction in Cork City which set out to tell the visitor what life was like there for prisoners in the 19th century. An exciting Audio Visual presentation is an integral part of the experience along with life like figues and sound effects. Explore this impressive castle like building, where Night Tours are also available as well as School Tours and Corporate Events. Cork City Tour Bus stops at Cork City Gaol.


Desmond Castle

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..


Doneraile Wildlife Park

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


Fota Wildlife Park

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

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


Millstreet Country Park

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 Signal Station Visitor Centre

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

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.


The 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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