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

Fota Arboretum and Gardens  -  Fota Island

Ilnacullin  -  Glengarriff

Charles Fort  -  Kinsale

Bantry House  -  Bantry

A selection of festivals occurring in County Cork

April   Mallow Racing Home For Easter  -  Mallow

June   Cork Mid-Summer Festival  -  Cork City Centre

March   Ballydehob Irish Traditional Music Festival  -  Ballydehob

September   Clonakilty International Guitar Festival  -  Clonakilty

Selection From Accommodation Listings

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Canberra House, Killorglin

Canberra House is a family run business which was established in 1953 and remains a thriving Irish Pub with plenty of Guest Accommodation. Your hosts Catherine & Stephen O'Grady are always on hand to lend a hand.We offer a full bar service and all of our

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Tom and Eileens, Castlemaine

Tom and Eileen's Farmhouse is a "home away from home" bed and breakfast nestled at the foot of the Sliabh Mish Mountains in peaceful rural surroundingsA Cead Mile Failte awaits you on arrival as you are greeted with refreshments and home baking..

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The Croke Park Hotel, Drumcondra

In a world of bland offerings, service by numbers and generic experiences, the 4-star Croke Park Hotel bucks the trend. Our family roots certainly help, as we offer each of our guests a personable and memorable stay.Our location makes us a unique destinat



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