Fifteen minutes away
The town of Kilmallock has its roots in the 13th century when the
Normans came to the area and built a castle there in 1206. It soon
rose to become the third most important town in the country. The
Earls of Desmond, the Fitzgerald's, began using the town as their
base and stronghold, contributing to its importance.
LOUGH GUR Half hour away
With its lake sheltered by limestone hills, this tranquil place of pre-historic mystery and story is notable
for the variety of bird life as well as for the wealth of antiquities. The story of the Pre-Celtic settlers
stretches back over 5,000 years and continues to the present day in the people who still farm and
dwell in the valley. It is an archaeological site of outstanding significance.
Three quarters of an hour away
Blarney Woolen Mills are described as
” The great Irish Shopping experience”
Climb the castle battlements to kiss
“the stone of eloquence”
one hour away
Theres’s a major tourism center in the old part
of town, with King John’s Castle, the City
Museum and the Hunt Museum all close by.
Walking Tours reveal the origins of “Angela’s
Ashes ” and are provided daily.
LISMORE HERITAGE TOWN
One hour away Lismore, situated on the river Blackwater, has an excellent
audio-visual Heritage Centre. Lismore Castle is spectacular and was once
owned by Sir Walter Raleigh; the castle gardens are open to visitors.
BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK
One hour away
World famous Bunratty Castle
and Folk Park is an ideal stop
off for a couple of hours. Ennis
is the new home of the “Irish
Music Center” called GLOR
DINGLE PENINSULA Two hours
The Dingle Peninsula is renowned
for its rugged beauty and many
crafts people. You can take a boat
trip to see dolphins and sea birds.
You can enjoy many
Attractions nearby Ireland South and West
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Two hours away.
A much-visited seascape, with
a visitor’s center. The cliffs are
230 meters (700 feet) above
the sea; you can see the Aran
Island and Galway Bay from
the cliffs. Just north is the
famous “Burren” a rare and
extensive lime stone region of
special flowers and wild life.
KILLARNEY one and a half hours away (Unmissable and unforgettable)
Nestled amidst deep, lake filled valleys with astounding sights such as the famous Ladies'
View (Named after Queen Victoria's Ladies' in Waiting) and the MacGillicuddy Reeks -
Ireland's largest mountain range.
A half hour away
Mitchelstown Caves are
located in county
Tipperary 12 kilometres
east of Mitchelstown.
Mitchelstown Caves are
open year-round for
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Cork Limerick Border
Cobh was known as Queenstown
for some decades before reverting
to its old Irish name in 1922 - the
Cobh (cove) of Cork. Is there
anywhere in Ireland more full of
poignant memories than this
embarkation point for America?
From here hundreds of thousands
of mostly hungry and penniless
Irish men and women left to build a
new life, especially in the Famine
years of 1844-48. Many thrived
and prospered, but many died on
the journey in the terrible travelling
conditions of the time.The Titanic
sailed from here in 1912.
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh 80 minutes away
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