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Top 27 places to see in Cork

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Gougane Barra Full review
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Can we rename this place as heaven on earth?: Absolutely stunning location, especially the forest park set in the gorgeous backdrop of mountains and lakes. It was a long drive for us, but when we arrived we were mesmerized by how beautiful this forest park looked. Enjoy a peaceful walk through the trails, alongside the lake or simply find a spot to relax and sip your coffee.
Gougane Barra is a settlement, west of Macroom in County Cork, Ireland. [..]

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Bantry Hystorical Society Museum Full review
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A small museum that showcases Irish history: Set up by a small group of history enthusiasts, this museum has an exhibit of items of local historical society. From kitchen utensils to old newspapers, the display showcases fascinating stuff from the past. You'll need about 30 minutes to explore the place and recommended to visit if you are in the area.

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Glengarriff Golf Club Full review
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Stunning Nine Holes Golf Course: Overlooking the world-famous Garnish Island and Bantry Bay, It is a beautiful nine holes golf club rolling up and down the hillside. It is set in one of the prettiest surroundings in Ireland, with spectacular views abound; the sight from the fifth tee is particularly stunning.

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Sheep's Head Peninsula Full review
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Spectacular!: The Sheep’s Head Way is a serene, unspoiled peninsula and is one of the most-loved walking tracks in Ireland. It possesses an unblemished natural landscape with a remarkable coastal view. It is recognized as a European Destination of Excellence. It is an ideal destination to enjoy peaceful moments and refresh one's senses.
Sheep's Head, also known as Muntervary , is the headland at the end of the Sheep's Head peninsula... [..]

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Glengarriff Nature Reserve Full review
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Another one of the scenic hikes: A visit to Glengariff, a nature reserve is a must with long trails if you enjoy hiking. This beautiful setting in nature showcases oldest oak and birch groves left in Ireland. We enjoyed the walk through the woods and the river trail, we stopped by for some zen time too. Breathtaking and tranquil views.
Glengarriff Forest is an area of woodland near Glengarriff, West Cork, Ireland. Most of the woodl... [..]

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Bantry House Full review
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Spectacular views and a memorable experience! : Gorgeous sea view, relaxing environment and good food are what to expect when you are here. Bantry house is an experience and an overnight stay here is highly recommended, although it might be a little expensive. There are a massive library and gorgeous garden at this unique location. Truly a delightful experience.
Bantry House is a historic house with gardens in Bantry, County Cork, Ireland. [..]

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Bere Island Full review
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A satisfying day exploring the islands of Bere: Pristine waters, charming landscapes, friendly locals and great eateries. Bere Island located in West Cork has been voted as the tidiest Island in Ireland. Quiet and isolated island with not many tourists, if you enjoy hiking and biking as we do, then this is the place to be. Another one of our favourite recommendations is the Bakehouse cafe for their pastries and cakes.
Bere Island Irish: Oiléan Béarra, meaning "bear island", although officially called An tOileán Mó... [..]

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Jameson Experience, Midleton Full review
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Fascinating Whiskey Museum: Visit of the Jameson Experience is like taking a leap through history. Stepping into the door takes you back in time—carts are stacked high with sacks of grain, and you can smell the odor of the malted barley getting dried in closed kilns. You will be narrated the captivating story behind the formulation of one of the most popular Irish whiskeys in the world. One of the most fascinating touris...
The Jameson Experience, Midleton, is an Irish whiskey museum and visitor centre located in the O... [..]

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Creagh Gardens Full review
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Reposeful and Lovely: A romantic garden with an intimate and peaceful ambiance, Creagh Garden is definitely a place for the lovers to visit. A widespread network of trails changes their way through the woods letting the visitor view a wide range of beautiful plants.

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Timoleague Abbey Full review
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Interesting Site: This was once one of the most important abbeys in Ireland until a tsunami shifted the waterways. It's in good shape with a nice brochure to explore the grounds. Technically free, but please leave a few coins in donation, especially if you take the brochure.
Timoleague Friary is a Franciscan friary located in Timoleague, County Cork, Ireland. It dates fr... [..]

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Emmet Square Full review
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A Must Visit : This fine, classically proportioned house, located on the north-western side of Emmet Square, dates to the mid eighteenth century and is contemporary with the planning of the square by Sir Lawrence Parsons, heir to the Birr Estate. Great place, highly recommended !

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Rosscarbery Full review
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An attractive village with lots of experiences: Known to be the best village in the world, our visit to this village was an amazing experience. The village is decked with historic buildings, a spectacular cathedral and graced with nature. There are many interesting things you can do here. One day visit might seem to short for this village. From bird watching to hiking to a visit to Downeen castle, this village was one of our favourites to ex...
Rosscarbery or Roscarbery is a town in County Cork, Ireland. The town is on a shallow estuary, w... [..]

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ceim hill museum Full review
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Historical Farmhouse and Museum: Ceim Hill is a historical Farmhouse and Museum with architecture on the pattern of ancient dwellings in Ireland. Amongst the notable collections are the artefacts from Iron and Bronze age, and Megalithic and Neolithic times. The visitor can also explore early-age farm tools. There is an exhibition on the War Of Independence for history lovers.

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Lough Ine Cottage Full review
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Romantic !: This exquisite Holiday House is located in Lough Ine which is dubbed as one of the most romantic places in West Cork, Ireland. Lough Ine is one of Ireland's first marine nature reserves and far enough off the beaten path, it is a perfect spot to escape for a romantic holiday.
Lough Hyne is a marine lake in West Cork, Ireland, about 5 km southwest of Skibbereen. It was de... [..]

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Mizen head cliffs Full review
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A breathtaking walk with a view to remember!: Gazing at the spectacular views of the Mizen head cliffs while taking a walk across the bridge is an unforgettable one. There's a centre with a nice cafe and good facilities. Although the trek could be a little longer, the stunning views are totally worth it. Ensure you have your walking shoes on and carry your camera along to click some of the gorgeous pictures here. Definitely worth the visit

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Mizen Head Signal Station Full review
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A scenic cliff walk with great history alongside: Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Atlantic coastline, spot seals on the way and cross the iconic Mizen Footbridge. The panoramic views from up there was fully worth the time and effort. By the end of the visit, you could claim like us that you've visited the Southernmost tip of Ireland.
Mizen Head , is located at the extremity of the Kilmore Peninsula in the district of Carbery in C... [..]

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Festival de musique tr...
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Blarney Castle
Travel picture of Blarney Castle Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and ...
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Skibbereen Heritage Ce...
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Castletownsend Main St...
Travel picture of Castletownsend Main Street Castletownshend is a village about 8 km from Skibbereen, in County Cork, Ire...
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Michael Collins Centre
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West Cork Model Railwa...
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Clonakilty Post Office
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Desmond Castle
Travel picture of Desmond Castle Desmond Castle is a tower house located in the town of Kinsale in County Cor...
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Kinsale Museum
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Saint Brendan statue
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Dunlough bay
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