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

Cork City Gaol  -  Cork City Centre

Mallow Castle  -  Mallow

Old Midleton Distillery  -  Midleton

Charles Fort  -  Kinsale

A selection of festivals occurring in County Cork

April   Cork International Choral Festival  -  Cork City Centre

September   Clonakilty International Guitar Festival  -  Clonakilty

May   Ballydehob Jazz Festival  -  Ballydehob

June   Cork Mid-Summer Festival  -  Cork City Centre

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The Westbury Hotel, Dublin City Centre

Situated just off Dublin's Grafton St, between Trinity College and St Stephen's Green, The Westbury Hotel is perfectly located to explore the City's most fashionable retail and cultural quarter. Designer stores, cool cafés and traditional bars abound, whi

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White Sands, Killorglin

White Sands is situated near Cromane Village in a peaceful rural setting overlooking Lough Yganavan.There is a choice of three properties.Situated off the main Ring of Kerry road, 8km South West of Killorglin and 6km from Glenbeigh

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Ard Na Coille, Mallow

A warm welcome awaits you at this newly built family run bed and breakfast. Ard Na Coille is located in beautiful countryside convenient to all the amenities on offer.It is a perfect base for touring County Cork, Fota Wildlife Park and Blarney Castle



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