Last Updated: 1st September, 2018
Waterrock Golf Club, East Cork, one of the many fine Golf Clubs in Cork and the East Cork area. Cork is home to many fine Golf courses to name but a few in East Cork: Water Rock Golf Golf Course, Fota Golf Course, East Cork Golf Club, and Cork Golf Club. Lee Valley Golf Club long standing Club. Golf Courses in West Cork include Bantry Bay Golf Club, the magnificent Old Head Of Kinsale Links, Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club, Mitchelstown Golf Club, Bandon Golf Club, Lisselan Golf Course and many more.
Cork and its surrounding areas have played host to the Film Industry for a number of movies such as Moby Dick starring Gregory Peck, The Wind That Shakes The Barley starring Cillian Murphy, War of the Buttons, Ondine with Colin Farrell filmed off Castletownbere, and filming of Divine Rapture with the late Marlon Brandon started in Ballycotton but unfortunately due to bankruptcy the film did not get complete.
Cork Shopping can be enjoyed in the many towns in the City and County, clothes boutiques are very popular in Mallow, Charleville, Macroom and Midleton . Craft and Pottery shopping is popular in Schull, Shanagarry, Kinsale, Bandon and Baltimore. Woollen Mills and large tourist shops can be found in Blarney and Glengarriff and Cobh. Several towns now have Farmers Markets where local fresh produce can be purchased everything from homemade breads, jams, pesto, and chutney to vegatables and home cured meats. Cork City shopping where the English Market is a long standing tradition for shopping since 1788 and has everything under one roof from butchers, fishmongers and smoked salmon suppliers to speciality chocolate suppliers and olive sellers.
Walking routes and trails in Cork are plentiful, whether you prefer short walks or harder walks in tough terrain, there is something to suit all walkers in Cork. Just a sample of walks to be enjoyed are, The Gouganne Barra Forest Park Walk, The Ballycotton Cliff Walk in East Cork, The Ardmore Cliff Walk, Ballyhoura Way - North Cork Walks, Derrograne Walk and many more in Glengarriff, and finally enjoy unspoilt scenery on The Sheep Head's Way and other walks on the Beara Peninsula West Cork walks. Coillte Outdoors contains lots more information if you are still looking for a particular walking route, forest trail or looped walk.