Attractions and Places to Visit in Cork

Cork City and County can range from a visit to kiss the Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle and shopping in Blarney Woollen Mills to a visit to ring the Bells of Shannon in the Church of St Annes in Cork City.

Enjoy the historical castles and cathedrals in the Cork area from Barryscourt Castle in Carrigtwohill and Fota House and Cobh Cathedral to the wonderful Abbey in Timoleague and the Bridgetown Priory and mills in Castletownroche


Galleries and Art

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery in Cork City can be enjoyed after enjoying a walk around the grounds of UCC. The Lee Gallery, Crawford Art Gallery, the Lavit Gallery along with Buckleys Fine Art Gallery are all in Cork City. The Vangard Gallery of Macroom offers national and contemporary art to delight the visitor.
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Museums in Cork

Museums and Castles

Cork Museums can include a visit to Desmond Castle & Wine Museum, and then on to Kinsale Museum. Bantry House offers an insight into the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry with its many tapestries, paintings and many important pieces of furniture of European origin.
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Blue Flag Beaches in Cork can be enjoyed whatever the season. Cork is well known for its sandy beach and safe swimming waters. Garrylucas is a sandy beach with sand dunes in part. Inchydoney is a sandy beach, located on Inchydoney Island a few miles from Clonakilty. Owenahincha is a sandy beach that backs onto sand dunes.
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