Macroom Things to Do

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    Macroom Castle Demesne

    by mvtouring Written Jan 6, 2011

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    I discovered the castle by chance when I went for my photographic early morning stroll. I call it a stroll, because I never ever walk fast. When Macroom Castle was burnt (for the fourth time) during the War of Independence, 1916-22, Lady Ardilaun gave the remains of the house and demesne to the people of Macroom.
    The structure dominated the skyline of Macroom until the 1960s when, in a dangerous condition, it had to be demolished. However, some parts of the castle are still to be seen in the grounds of the castle demesne, which is a public park, with beautiful riverside walks, situated in the heart of the town. The castle walls with old stone, arches and guns providing an elegant centre for the town but were built in a much later, romantic era. The most impressive view of the almost intact west front of the keep is from the Sullane Bridge at the western end of town.

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    Macroom Castle Gateway

    by mvtouring Written Jan 6, 2011

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    The Gateway which is all that remains of Macroom Castle is interesting and in fact, the town were once owned by Admiral Sir William Penn, whose son founded Pennsylvania. There is a small museum with a collection of mainly folk material. A market town, there is a mart which is in use during the week. Once you are through the gateway, their is a lovely park where you can stroll around and just enjoy the scenery.

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    Staying connected

    by mvtouring Written Jan 6, 2011

    If you need to stay connected to family & friends back home, or just need to browse the internet for info regarding the area, then visit the Den. A very friendly guy runs the place and they are not too expensive.

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    Briery Gap Culture Centre

    by mvtouring Updated Jan 6, 2011

    At the centre, they have quite a number of events happening throughout the year. Unfortunately we did not manage to see anything there as they were not having any production going on whilst we were there.

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    River Sullane

    by mvtouring Written Jan 6, 2011

    River Sullane runs past or maybe through Macroom. I discovered it whilst out and about early morning waiting for my travel companions to get done. A lovely morning stroll which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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    BP Service Station

    by mvtouring Written Jan 6, 2011

    i am not sure if this petrol station is still in working condition. It appealled to me, maybe because I worked for BP for 25 years, or maybe just because I love old things.

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