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Macroom

Macroom Town County Cork

Did you know Macroom Castle was once owned by Admiral Sir William Penn, whose son founded Pennsylvania.

Macroom Castle

Situated on the N22 midway between Cork City and Killarney is Macroom a busy market town in the valley of the Sullane River. The Gateway which is all that remains of Macroom Castle is interesting and in fact, the town were once owned by Admiral Sir William Penn, whose son founded Pennsylvania.

Macroom

There is a small museum with a collection of mainly folk material. A market town, there is a mart which is in use during the week. You may catch the local Macroom Farmers Market on a Tuesday morning to pick up some great local produce ranging from locally grown fruit and vegetables, cheeses, honey and locally grown plants and some home baked cakes and other delights. Macroom is twinned with the Breton town of Bubry and Marcallo con Casone in Italy.

Macroom Castle Hotel

Enjoy a stroll through Macroom town and stop off for lunch in The Castle Hotel, then afterwards take a walk in the lovely Macroom Castle grounds, and enjoy this river side walk, stunning on a Summers day.

Macroom Castle Hotel

Just a short distance from Macroom town is the old Bealick Mill which was built in the 1800's, take a drive out to it and enjoy the rural setting and take in the beauty of this old Mill and see the water wheel used to power the Mill in times gone by.

Macroom Castle

5 km west of Macroom, to the left of the main road, heading for Killarney, in a picturesque setting, Carrigaphooca Castle stands on a rock above the trees. The 'pooca' is a malicious spirit who haunted this fairytale place. Angling in Macroom can be enjoyed on the River Sullane.

Macroom

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