County Cork

With an area of 7,460 square kilometers County Cork is the largest county in Ireland and contains the third-largest city. Cork City is a bustling city delightfully situated on the river Lee. Part of Cork's success as a community is due to it's beautiful surroundings but the city owes much of its prosperity to the sea and the river with one of the best natural harbours in Europe.

The inland area of County Cork has many lively and bustling towns like Mallow, which is located on the banks of the Blackwater river and is one of Ireland's main coarse and game angling centres.

Blarney is a small village but is world famous due the Blarney Stone which is said to give the gift of the gab to anyone who kisses it's surface.

West Cork attracts many tourists each year to it's prime locations like the Beara Peninsula which is shared with County Kerry. It commences at Bantry and passes through Castletownbere before entering County Kerry. Bantry is delightfully situated on the head of Bantry Bay. It has been welcoming visitors for many years. Kinsale is a town of great character and played a major role in Irish history throughout the years.

The area of East Cork is beautiful with many attractions and towns like Cobh, which is a small town located on Great Island with a beautiful harbour, and Youghal.

Some of the visitor attractions around County Cork

Ilnacullin  -  Glengarriff

Old Midleton Distillery  -  Midleton

Desmond Castle  -  Kinsale

Fota Wildlife Park  -  Fota Island

A selection of festivals occurring in County Cork

May   Ballydehob Jazz Festival  -  Ballydehob

June   Crosshaven Traditional Sail  -  Crosshaven

September   Clonakilty International Guitar Festival  -  Clonakilty

June   Cork Mid-Summer Festival  -  Cork City Centre

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Benagh, Cloghane

Located at the foot of Mount Brandon at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, Benagh B&B is an ideal base from which to explore and enjoy an unspoilt area rich in flora, fauna and archaeological sites such as the Bronze Age Loch a'Duin Valley.

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Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry

A stunning Palladian estate tucked away in the woodlands of County Wicklow, on Ireland's east coast, only 25 minutes from Dublin City centre. Powerscourt Hotel is the perfect location for business or pleasure.

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Carriglea House, Killarney

Carriglea House is 3km from the centre of Killarney town, peacefully located in thirty acres of private grounds adjacent to the 10,000 acre Killarney National Park.An enchanting 19th century Victorian residence overlooking the Killarney Lakes



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