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

Bantry House  -  Bantry

Fota Wildlife Park  -  Fota Island

Desmond Castle  -  Kinsale

Old Midleton Distillery  -  Midleton

A selection of festivals occurring in County Cork

September   Clonakilty International Guitar Festival  -  Clonakilty

June   Crosshaven Traditional Sail  -  Crosshaven

April   Cork International Choral Festival  -  Cork City Centre

May   Ballydehob Jazz Festival  -  Ballydehob

Selection From Accommodation Listings

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Oldtown Farmhouse , Thomastown

Oldtown Farmhouse is a spacious and friendly bed and breakfast with a high standard of accommodation where you are assured of a warm welcome.Located on an elevated site with scenic views of the surrounding countryside.10 mins drive from Kilkenny City

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Inveraray Farm Guesthouse, Killarney

Inveraray Farm Guesthouse is situated in a most picturesque location, in a warm tranquil rustic setting on the edge of the Gap of Dunloe, the house commands an awesome breathtaking view of the scenic Gap of Dunloe, Killarney Lakes and mountains

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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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