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Macroom Town County Cork

Macroom Attractions

Bealick Mills Macroom

Bealick Mills

Bealick Mills in Macroom built in the 1800's, an old water-powered corn mill was loveingly restored, but is now closed to the public. It is located in a truly lovely woodland setting beside the River Larney just minutes before entering Macroom town itself. In olden times it was known as Harding's Mill and in the 1800's being water-powered it provided Macrooms street lighting, no mean feat.

Macroom Castle

Macroom Castle Demesne

Macroom Castle Demesne, the impressive castle gates still remain from Macroom Castle in the heart of the town. Today you can enter through the beautiful old castle gates and take in the well laid out river side walk beside the River Sullane. Enjoy this peaceful walk a wonderful green park area in Macroom town, river side, with lots of trees, flora and fauna to enjoy on your walk while never out of view of Macroom Castle Demesne.

The Gearagh post glacial alluvial forest Macroom

The Gearagh

The Gearagh near Macroom, County Cork is located on the road heading to Inchigeelagh and Gougane Barra. It is a post glacial alluvial forest formed in the basin of the River Lee, consisting of a number of submerged islands. The Gearagh meaning Wooded River. Enjoy the peace and quite and take in a walk or some bird watching in the area or watch the sun as it goes down in the background, very beautiful.

Kilcrea Abbey

Kilcrea Abbey and Castle built in 1465 by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, is just 15 miles from Macroom. Today the ruins of the Abbey and Castle can be seen. It is said that the body of Macroom's son Art O'Leary was buried in a nave close to the tower of Kilcrea. He had been an officer in the Austrian army and returned to live in Macroom, but was later killed by an English soldier.

Farran Wood

Farran Wood a beautiful natural amenity for everyone, with watersports, woodland treks, walking routes, home to lots of wildlife including duck, geese and deer and fauna . As its located beside the banks of the Lee Reservoir, a great setting always with lots of activities taking place there. 18 minutes drive from Macroom or Cork City very easy to access by car.

St Gobnaits Holly Well

St Gobnaits Holly Well Ballyvourney, part of Ireland's ancient history and respected for the curing properties the water in the well had for peoples ailements. Set a little distance out of the village, it is a lovely peaceful setting, where people come to pray and in olden times drink the curing water.

The Toy Solider Factory

The Toy Solider Factory located in Kilnamartyra Village, for children and adults of all ages. Get to experience what is involved in casting different toy soliders or any other of the options and included in the workshop is the opportunity to paint your finished solider or toy. Lots of activities throughout the year, Halloween, Christmas, Easter or any day at all, a wonderful fun couple of hours. Enjoy the gift shop onsite also.

Places of Interest

  • Gougane Barra
  • Millstreet Country Park
  • Beal na Blath
  • Ballingeary Gaeltacht