Even if the hill is a little steep to reach Blarney Castle, the sight is so beautiful that it is well worth the effort. Moreover, this leaves you the time to imagine all kinds of stories with knights in armour and young ladies in distress, as you see the view inspires this. Built in 1446, Blarney Castle is one of oldest and most historical in Ireland. Its walls are more than 5 metres thick in some places, which made it an invincible fortress. The legend has that after having kissed the Blarney stone you will have the gift of eternal conversation!
Enjoy a visit to the West Cork Model Railway Village - the first of its kind in Ireland You can relive the sounds and the images of the life in West Cork in the Forties.
Fota Wildlife Park
Fota island shelters a natural reserve of fauna and flora with rare species of trees and shrubs. Founded in 1820 it is located close to Cork city.>
The Royal powder mills
The mills were established in 1794 and a few years later the army barracks was built in the city. Many buildings remain intact.
Jameson Heritage Centre
Discover the history and the magic taste of Irish whiskey, this mystical spirit improved by monks in the sixth century. Discover how Irish whiskey was made including a guided tour and test your knowledge in whiskey - Thanks to a tasting!
Discover the extent of this park with its water falls, its lakes, its archaeology and its gardens, not forgetting the 700 red common stags. An audio-visual presentation reviews the evolution of the landscape of the preglacial era to the present day.
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Exhibition of the commemoration of the Great Famine and the interpretative centre of Lough Hyne which explains the flora and fauna that one finds in the first natural reserve of Ireland.
Located at the heart of a wooded field of approximately 1000 hectares, the house is managed by its owners: the O' Callaghan family. The history of Longueville is that of Ireland in miniature.
It is a historical village of fishing and seat also of the Royal Yachting Club of Cork, famous as it is the oldest Yacht club in the world. Crosshaven is also close to fine beaches such as Fountainstown and Myrtleville.
Largely regarded as the capital of gourmet in the south, you will be able to find local food for any scale of price and will always have value for your money. Illustrating this, the Kinsale Gastronomist Festival has taken place each October for more than 20 years.
Picturesque village of character and charm, immortalized by Alice Taylor in her writings.