Cork Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Cork

  • 1. Cobh....

    Cobh (pronounced cove) - formerly Cove and, subsequently, Queenstown, is a pretty resort and port situated on the largest island in Cork Harbour. Walking along the quayside lined with elegant hotels,...

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  • 2. Bearhaven Island

    West Cork is one of the most scenic parts of Ireland. The main Towns in this area would be Bandon, Kinsale, Skibbereen, Glengariff and Castletownbere. I dont know it really well personally - apart...

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  • 3. Mizen Head

    Go to the southernmost point of Ireland; Mizen Head. To go the whole way, you first have to climb the famous 99 steps down to the bridge which is 45 meter above the sea level. For more information,...

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  • 4. Kinsale

    While a good few people visit Charles Fort in Summercove (near Kinsale) many drive from Kinsale and so miss a very pleasant walk. Plus they face the "fun" of driving in Summercove to get to the fort...

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  • 5. Fota Wildlife Park

    Fota is a wonderful wildlife park full of all kinds of monkeys, cheetahs, giraffes, ostriches, peacocks, kangaroos and what-have-you. Most of the animals roam freely, only the more dangerous species...

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  • 6. Barryscourt Castle

    Barryscourt Castle is such a hidden gem. It's a castle, run by Heritage Ireland. Guided tours are run if there are people ready to go. We were taken into the...

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  • 7. Shandon: Street, church and steeple

    Shandon is just slightly off the beaten path and is easily accessed by climbing up any one of the steep lanes across the river from the Opera House. The Famous...

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  • 8. Barryscourt Castle - visit here instead of Blarney

    Located in Carrigtwhoill only 10 miles from Cork city (there is a bus service from the bus station on Merchants Quay in Cork city), Barryscourt Castle is a...

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  • 9. Cork NAval Base

    I put this on the off the beaten track as it is not a tourist spot yet picturesque from the cruise ship as we sailed towards the port of Cork. It had medieval...

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  • 10. Blarney

    25 minutes away by bus from Cork, is the village of Blarney - Famed for its Castle and The Blarney stone. Another attraction is The Blarney Woollen Mills - a...

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  • 11. KISS THE BLARNEY STONE

    Blarney Castle is a very easy 20 minute bus ride from the main bus station. The bus stops in the very small village of Blarney and there is a sign showing you...

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  • 12. A street singer

    Sometimes if you are lucky you may find a street singer with a wonderful voice singing a song he wrote himself,I was lucky enough to find this singer singing in...

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  • 13. Memories of Darker Days

    Here is a plaque commemerating a young man who died during the War of Independence.This plaque can be found at Blarney Street. Similar plaques and monuments can...

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  • 14. Drag Hunting

    This is a sport where hound dogs are raced across country for about 8 to 10 miles.They follow a scent which has been laid down by men who "run" the course with...

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  • 15. Road Bowling

    A sport that is kind of unique to Cork is Road Bowling,well almost unique as it is played in county Armagh as well. It is played on country minor roads around...

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  • 16. Blackrock Village

    Blackrock is a suburb on the southside of Cork, much of it running parallel with the river Lee and Marina walk, described in the previous tip. Originally a...

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  • 17. The Marina - walk with the locals

    The Marina is something of an institution in Cork and a favourite walk for people all over the city. Running all the way from the docks right down to the end of...

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  • 18. The Area Around Shandon Church

    The area around Shandon Church is one of the oldest and most atmospheric parts of Cork. Though within 10 minutes walk of Patrick Street it's a different world...

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  • 19. Garryvoe Beach

    Garryvoe Beach is situated south east of Cork near the town of Youghal. This area is sometimes called the Irish Riviera, but I think that fortunately there are...

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  • 20. Port of Cork - 2000 Garden

    The Corkonians have a lot of space for recreation: parks, gardens, the embankment of the River Lee... The city is not just green - it shimmers with all the...

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  • 21. An enjoyable walk

    The old railway line from Cork city south to Passage is now a very enjoyable asphalt-covered walk. Start at the south end of the Atlantic Pond (beside the Pairc...

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  • 22. University College Cork (UCC)

    U.C.C. is well worth a visit,it is a very large college on the western side of the city close to the south Lee (river). Founded in 1845,It was originally called...

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  • 23. Paradise.Paradise is a...

    Paradise.Paradise is a swimming spot frequented by local people. Ir's a small little rocky area with spots for jumping and diving into the Atlantic. There are...

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  • 24. Bunny Connelan'sThis pub and...

    Bunny Connelan'sThis pub and restaurant in Myrtleville is a real gem. It's on the cliffside with a fabolous view of the Atlantic.Take the road to Crosshaven and...

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  • 25. There's a nice park, the name...

    There's a nice park, the name of which I forget, over on the west side of mid-city, along the shore of the North Channel, right next to the Cork Public Museum....

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