Weston House

The Mills, Ballyvourney Village, Macroom, County Cork, Ireland
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info on day trips out of cork using public transportation

by McProf

Hello,
I'll be in Cork for a few weeks and am looking for day trips using public transportation. I'm already planning visits Cobh and Kinsale. From the center of Kinsale, how long (at a leisurely pace) does it take to walk to James Fort? What about Charles Fort?
Any other day trips by bus I should consider?
Thanks.

Re: info on day trips out of cork using public transportation

by Ekaterinburg

From the centre of Kinsale it takes about 35 minutes to walk to Charlesfort. I've never walked to JamesFort but unlike Charlesfort, there's not a lot to see there. You can actually see it across the estuary from Charlesfort once you get there.

The best way to walk to Charlesfort is to get off the bus from Cork at Pewter Cross ( the bus driver will tell you when )and walk from there. It's about 20-25 minute walk on tiny roads right through the middle of the countryside. Enroute, through gaps in the hedges, Kinsale reveals itself off in the distance. When you arrive at Charlesfort you have panoramic views of the harbour and town spread out beneath you.

When you've finished with thefort you walk down the hill into Summercove and then along by the waters edge on the Scilly Walk, This will bring you directly into the town and you will really have a feeling forthe place by the time you arrive.

On my Cork page, I have an up-to-date section on trips out of town so if you wanted to you could consult that (and the other Cork pages of course )for transport details. I also have pages on Kinsale, Cobh and Blarney which will give you all the information you need.

Enjoy your trip :))

Re: info on day trips out of cork using public transportation

by Waoife

I agree - Charles Fort is much more interesting than James fort although you'll have to pay to get in (doubt it costs more than Eur5). I'd skip Blarney unless hordes of tourists is your thing - if you must go try a weekday and afternoon seems to have slightly less tour buses than in the morning. You don't say if you're going to Dublin too on your trip - it's doable as a day trip by train (the return fair is around Eur60 and the trip is just under 3 hours each way) - best bet would be to get the 7.30 train from Cork which gets you into Dublin just after 10 and then spend the day in Dublin (the train station is about 20 mins walk from Central Dublin or even quicker if you hop on the Luas (tram) just outside the main door)- the trains run hourly up to about 9 at night back to Cork. Happy travels :)

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Cork is the second largest city in Irland and you will find it on the very south of the country. Ferries from France (Le Havre) bring many tourist every year to the “Green Island”.
In Cork you can actually find everything and it’s close to many tourist places.
The ocean side all along the coast is really wonderful.

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Ireland has a strong gaelic culture. To promote the irish gaelic language, most roadsigns are bilingual: english and irish gaelic. The irish gaelic language is usually known just as irish. The photo shows a bilingual roadsign for Cork.

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Gaelic Hurling
Become an expert in this sporting event
bet you never thought that you had it in you
with a preformed ash timber stick and a small leather ball ,strike the ball with full force of the stick , the rule is not to allow the other side acces to the ball. you may walk run jump ect but you must get the leather ball into or over the goal post of the other side to win.
try playing basket ball at 80 metres and score?
like our politicians they play at arms lenght and score all the time .who are the real players ASH (TIMBER ) STICK
ABOUT 1 MEETER IN LENGHT CURVED AT THE BOTTOM
LEATHER BALL THE SIZE THAT WOULD FIT INTO YOUR WRIST AND NOT BE SEEN
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A day trip to Cobh from Cork...

by paul002

A day trip to Cobh from Cork is also recommended.
Cobh was the last port of call of ships taking emigrants to the United States. It was the last port of call for the Titanic. At Cobh there is a most interesting museum dedicated to Irish Emigrants at the time Irish people were forced to emigrate because of the so called 'potato famine'. A very interesting and well presented section is dedicated to theTitanic.

BEST PUBS IN CORK

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Here's a picture of my mate Keith doing the DJ honours at the Millenium eve party :)

Sir Henry's is the best known Cork night spot.

Also the Cork Opera House hold concerts, so check the local press when you're there

Cork Jazz festival is on every October bank holiday weekend, loads of gigs on and packed pubs (www.corkjazzfestival.com)

Local brew in Cork is Murphy's, which is the Cork version of Guinness. Dress- up for The Bailey (Courthouse st), Havana Browns (Washington st) , Qube bar (Oliver Plunkett st) and Redz (Liberty st)

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