County Cork

Goleen village in West Cork was built during the nineteenth century at a crossroads where a cattle fair was held.

You continue on through the townlands of Kealfadda, Ballyrisode and Ballydevlin until you reach Goleen. You will see that the street is very wide and all the houses were originally built as shops.

There is a hidden harbour down to the left in the village, which gives the village its name 'Goilin', 'little inlet'. Although the harbour dries at low tide, giving great feeding for a variety of wildlife including a fox and a pheasant, there is a deepwater quay at the entrance to accommodate fishing boats and yachts.

Golf can be enjoyed a short distance away in Skibbereen or the driving range in Ballydehob or travel on further to Glengarriff or Bantry to the golf courses. Two sailing schools close by to Goleen and diving in the unpolluted waters of West Cork offers great visibility for underwater activity.

Barleycove Beach offers a great destination for a Blue Flag Beach destination suited to families, surfer or body boarder. Enjoy a wonderful drive out to Mizen Head and the call to the Mizen Vision experience with its wonderful bridge, not for the faint hearted out to the Signal Station, so breath taking views, along the coastal Dunmanus Bay drive.


Cork Map
Car Hire

Cork Car Hire

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Accommodation in Goleen

See & Do in County Cork

Corks Ancient East

Corks Ancient East

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

Getting Around Cork

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    Bus & Coach services in Cork with links to timetables
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    Details of the Ferry service to and from Cork and the Islands.
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    Cork Airport is located 6 km from Cork City and is easily accessible.
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    Details of the train service to and from Cork.